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BBQ Turkey Subs with Banana Pepper Slaw

Living in the country is both a blessing and a curse.

It’s nice being able to do whatever you want with your land when you want.

The bad part is, everyone else does that, too.

My neighbors (not direct neighbors, but someone along our road) have been popping off fireworks since June 13th.


That’s almost an entire MONTH before Independence Day.

It’s incredibly annoying when you work weird hours (my husband) and have to be in bed early.

It’s also just super annoying, period.

I feel even more terrible for my neighbors who are veterans or have PTSD.

Like I said, living in the country is a blessing and a curse. I’ll whine about the fireworks for now, but that’s the cost of living peacefully 90% of the year.

Instead of fireworks, I like to celebrate the Fourth of July with FOOD. I typically have to work the holiday (this year is no different) but I like to cook up things people usually take to Fourth parties and take them to work.

This year I’ll be eating some barbecue turkey sub sandwiches with this tangy slaw.

Everything about this meal is perfection. The sweet barbecue sauce mixes so well with this tangy, vinegary slaw. It’s best served on a toasted loaf of bread like a hoagie or hot dog bun.

I highly recommend making this for Independence Day.


BBQ Turkey Subs with Banana Pepper Slaw

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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An easy sandwich recipe that takes no time to put together with toasted buns, quick barbecued turkey, and a tangy slaw.


  • 1 lb. roast turkey breast (either deli slices or a cubed up turkey roast, I cubed mine)
  • 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1 pkg. coleslaw mix, dressing discarded
  • 1 cup finely chopped dill pickles
  • 1 cup finely chopped banana peppers
  • 2 TBS. juice from the banana pepper jar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 6-8 hoagie rolls, toasted
  • Directions

    1. In a large bowl, toss cubed or sliced turkey breast with barbecue sauce.
    2. In another large bowl, stir together coleslaw mix, mayonnaise, pickles, banana peppers, banana pepper juice, salt and pepper. Stir until everything is well coated.
    3. Make the sandwich: top toasted hoagie buns with a layer of barbecue turkey and then place a few spoonfuls of banana pepper slaw on top.

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