Grilled Turkey Tenderloin with Brown Sugar and Whole Grain Mustard
This tender Grilled Turkey Tenderloin with Brown Sugar and Whole Grain Mustard is easy to make and packed with flavor, perfect for Thanksgiving and the whole year through!
I have a Thanksgiving confession.
I have never cooked a whole turkey in the oven.
Every time I see a picture of Amy’s beautiful roasted bird, I tell myself that’s the recipe I’m going to try first. But so far, it’s been Blake’s honor to smoke our whole turkeys on the Big Green Egg, giving me a break in the kitchen and feeding my love for all things smoked. Plus, I adore using those smoked turkey leftovers in my smoked turkey pot pie soup and my (almost famous) creamy wild rice soup – both of them, SO GOOD!
I promise you, once you try these soups with turkey that is smoked, you’ll crave that smoky goodness in your bowl forever and ever.
In this new recipe for Grilled Turkey Tenderloin with Brown Sugar and Whole Grain Mustard, my goal was to share with you a no-fuss, big-flavor way to serve turkey. This easy turkey tenderloin recipe is great all year long, and especially nice to have on hand for a smaller or more simplified Thanksgiving meal.
* This is a sponsored post, created in partnership with Minnesota Turkey.
A few weeks ago, our family met the 2017 Presidential Turkey Flock. Yes, the turkeys who will travel to the White House this year for the 70th annual turkey pardoning tradition by our nation’s president!
Since President Harry S. Truman in 1947, this annual presentation of the National Thanksgiving Turkey has become a highly anticipated ritual in the nation’s capital. The event signals the unofficial beginning of the holiday season and provides the president an opportunity to reflect publicly on the meaning of Thanksgiving.
For this tradition each year, two turkeys are chosen from the home state of the chairman of the National Turkey Federation. This year’s chairman is Carl Wittenburg (photo: top left), who resides with his wife and turkey-raising partner Sharlene near Alexandria, Minnesota.
It was an absolutely splendid Minnesota fall day when we traveled to the Wittenburg’s farm; the sky was big and blue and the air was warm. The Wittenburgs introduced us to their beautiful turkey flock, who was so very curious at our presence.
Tessa, our animal loving daughter, was in her glory as she hand-fed the turkeys (photo: top right).
And we met Douglas County 4-H members (photo: bottom) who are assisting with this project, helping to train the turkeys to become accustomed to light, noises, music, and people, for their star appearance in DC. To learn more about this special flock, go here.
Did you know?
- Minnesota ranks #1 in turkey production in the U.S., with the most family-owned turkey farms in the U.S. Many of these farmers are 3rd, 4th, and even 5th generation turkey farmers, and are passionate about raising wholesome and quality turkey for consumers.
- Minnesota raises 46 million turkeys annually
I often serve turkey at our table.
Mostly because it’s so versatile, able to adapt to whatever flavors I’m craving. But also because it’s naturally low in fat and packed with lean protein.
Tender turkey tenderloin makes this so easy for my meal planning.
Grilled Turkey Tenderloin
This grilling recipe for turkey tenderloin features the simple yet ultra tasty flavors of brown sugar and whole grain mustard. A little sweetness combined with pungent whole grain mustard is just my thing, flavors I’m often craving.
Making turkey tenderloin on the grill is easy. First sear the turkey over high heat, for those pretty grill markings. And then flip them over and grill over lower heat until done.
After a short rest off the grill, slice the grilled turkey tenderloin and drizzle with reserved brown sugar and whole grain mustard marinade, for that final punch of flavor. Mashed potatoes and fresh cranberry sauce never had such a beautiful bird sitting next to them on their Thanksgiving plate!
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 228
from a farmgirl's dabbles
Here are a few more turkey recipes you might like:
- Smoked Turkey Pot Pie Soup
- Grilled Chipotle Orange Turkey Kebabs
- Turkey and Biscuits Casserole with Lemon and Dill
- Smoked Turkey Chowder with Mushrooms and Sweet Potatoes
- Thai Peanut Turkey Burgers with Coconut Peanut Slaw from Greens & Chocolate
- Mayonnaise Roasted Turkey from She Wears Many Hats
- Turkey and Stuffing Casserole from Tastes of Lizzy T
For more information about the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association, including recipes, nutritional information, and Presidential Turkey Flock fun, visit their web site. Also find them on these social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Join in on the conversation using #ServeTurkey and follow along with this special Minnesota turkey flock with #PresidentialTurkey.
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