1 onion, finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped fine
2 cans (8-oz each) tomato sauce
3/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tbsp liquid smoke
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
10 sandwich buns, preferably whole-grain
condiments as desired
Lightly spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and brown meat until no longer pink; drain off any fat. Transfer the meat to a slow cooker/crockpot.
Add the onion, bell pepper, tomato sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne and black peppers, and the garlic powder; stir to mix together well.
Place lid on cooker and cook on low setting 8 to 10 hours or on high setting approximately 4 hours.
To serve, spoon turkey mixture on bottoms of buns, add condiments as desired, and top with the top half of the buns.
Yield: 10 sandwiches
Note: If cooking for a big crowd, use at least a 5-qt cooker. Double the amounts of everything except the vinegar, ketchup, and brown sugar. You might add a bit more of these but not nearly double.
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