Maple pulled turkey sandwiches

Christmas / Starters, Snacks and Sides

Maple turkey sandwiches
20 portions


  • 30ml olive oil
  • 1.5kg turkey, legs or breasts
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 250ml pure maple syrup
  • 125ml tomato paste
  • 125ml cider vinegar
  • 340ml dark ale
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tbsp ginger, ground
  • 1 tsp cloves, ground
  • 20 bread rolls
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 160ºC.
  2. In a large oven-proof dish, heat the olive oil over a medium heat and brown the turkey pieces for about 3 minutes per side.
  3. Add the onion and garlic, and fry for 1 minute.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients (except the bread), then add to the dish.
  5. Cover and bring to the boil, then bake for 3 hours.
  6. Leave to cool before removing the turkey pieces from the dish.
  7. Remove the skin, de-bone then shred the meat with a fork. Set the shredded turkey aside.
  8. Remove the fat from the meat juices using a spoon, then return the pulled turkey to the casserole dish.
  9. Mix together well and reheat for about 5 minutes.
  10. When ready to serve, preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  11. Fill the bread with the turkey meat and place on a baking tray, cover with kitchen foil and bake for 15 minutes.

This delicious and succulent pulled turkey recipe is the perfect way to use up leftover Christmas turkey – perfect for get-togethers

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest.

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

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Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree – that’s all.

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