A Fabulous Summertime Grilled Turkey Tenderloin With Balsamic Sauce


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 256.8
  • Total Fat: 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 557.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 28.6 g

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Introduction

If you’ve never made a turkey tenderloin, you’re in for a treat. It’s a delightful cut of meat, easy to prepare and very tender. Grilled or baked this recipe is yummy so we’ve included the directions for grilling and baking. If you’ve never made a turkey tenderloin, you’re in for a treat. It’s a delightful cut of meat, easy to prepare and very tender. Grilled or baked this recipe is yummy so we’ve included the directions for grilling and baking.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    Ingredients For The Balsamic Sauce

    1 teaspoon olive oil

    1 cup onions, diced

    1 cup balsamic vinegar

    ¾ cup ketchup

    ⅓ cup brown sugar

    2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

    2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

    Salt and pepper to taste

    Ingredients For Tenderloins

    2 turkey tenderloins (about 1½ lb. total), patted dry



Tips



Food Facts
Turkey tenderloins are the tender long strip of white meat hidden under the turkey breast. Because this strip of meat is an underused muscle of the turkey, it's naturally very tender.


Healthy Benefits
Turkey tenderloin is a healthy, low calorie and low fat protein when the skin is removed.  It contains a good amount of niacin and vitamins B6 and B12.


Shopping Tips
Most supermarkets sell turkey tenderloin. If you can't find it, ask the meat department to prepare it for you. I bought mine at Trader Joe's.

Serving Tips
You'll love this turkey served with my recipe for Just Baked Sweet Potatoes and Simply Garlic Green Beans. Sometimes I like to serve it with just 2 vegetable dishes such as Simple and Roasted Asparagus and Simply Garlic Green Beans.


Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints 3
Weight Watchers SmartPoints 3
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 7

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (~ 4 ounces turkey per serving)
257 calories, 1g fat, 0g sat. fat, 0mg chol, 29g protein, 34g carbs, 1g fiber, 517mg sodium, 25g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
97 calories, 0g sat. fat, 0g protein, 13g sugar


Directions

Instructions For Grilling

1. Preheat one side of grill to medium-high, the other side to medium-low.

2. In a saucepan over medium heat, add the olive oil. Saute onions in oil until soft, about 2 minutes. Stir in vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire, Dijon and a little salt and pepper. Bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until reduced to 1½ cups, about 10 minutes. Set aside 1 cup sauce for serving.

3. Brush turkey tenderloins with some of the remaining sauce. Grill turkey, covered, on medium-low side of grill, 4 minutes. Flip turkey, base with more sauce and grill 4 minutes. Baste again, transfer turkey to medium-high side. Cook basted turkey, until and instant read thermometer registers 165 degrees, about 4 minutes.
4. Remove turkey from grill and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

5. Drizzle remaining sauce over turkey slices and serve.


Instructions For Baking

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place turkey tenderloins in a 9x9 baking pan. Cut pieces if too large. Reserve 1 cup sauce for serving and spread over top of tenderloins ¼ cup sauce. Reserve ¼ cup for broiling.

2. Cover pan with foil and bake for 35-40 minutes.

3. Preheat broiler, cover cooked tenderloins with ¼ cup sauce and broil for about 3 minutes until brown and grilled looking.

4. Remove turkey from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

5. Drizzle remaining sauce over turkey slices and serve.


Serving Size: serves 6

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  • Good
    It was good and I liked that the sauce wasn't too sweet. - 6/30/14

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