GRILLED TURKEY TENDERLOIN WITH BROWN SUGAR – MUSTARD SAUCE

Grilled Turkey Tenderloin with Brown Sugar - Mustard Sauce

This is an easy recipe that results in a moist, flavorful meat that works well for a meal or sliced thin for sandwiches.
Based on a recipe found online afarmgirlsdabbles.com "Grilled Turkey Tenderloin with Brown Sugar and Whole Grain Mustard", Brenda, Nov. 6, 2017.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Marinating time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Grill, Main Course - Other
Author: Catherine Christiano

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds turkey tenderloins

Sauce

  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup whole grain mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic about 1 small clove

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, add sauce ingredients and stir until uniformly mixed.
  • Place tenderloins in a shallow dish. Coat evenly with sauce. Cover and refrigerate one hour.
  • Using a gas grill, place the disposable aluminum pans each filled with 1 1/2 cups water directly on 1 burner of gas grill (opposite primary burner). Turn all burners to high, cover, and heat grill until hot, about 15 minutes. Turn primary burner to medium-high and turn off other burner(s). Adjust primary burner as needed to maintain grill temperature of 325 - 350 degrees.
  • Clean and oil cooking grate. Place turkey on grill; sear 2 minutes then turn over and sear 2 minutes on second side. Move turkey to cooler part and brush both sides with sauce. Arrange turkey with thickest portion closest to fire and thinner ends farthest away. Turn burner 1 off and turn burner 2 to adjust temperature to 300°F. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.

  • Brush both sides additional sauce and continue to cook, covered, until center of thickest portion of tenderloins register 160 degrees , 20 - 30 minutes longer. Total cooking time is approximately 40 minutes.

  • Remove tenderloins to a cutting board. Allow to rest 5 minutes before slicing. Serve hot or cold for a summer meal or for sandwiches.

Notes

Optional spices to add to the glaze include 1/2 teaspoon cumin and 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika.