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Friday, August 10, 2018



Roasted turkey tenderloin, pesto mayo, and avocado make this Turkey Club Sandwich the toast of the town. It's simplicity at its finest and most delicious!

 Prep Time 5 minutes
 Cook Time 1 hour
 Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
 Servings 4 servings

For the turkey:
1 (12 ounces) turkey tenderloin (see notes)
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the turkey bacon:
1 (12 ounces) package turkey bacon
For the sandwich:
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Homemade pesto or store bought
8 slices Texas Toast
2 large tomatoes sliced
Lettuce (romaine, green leaf, etc.)
2 avocados pitted and sliced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup. Place tenderloin on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until an internal thermometer reaches 165 degrees. Remove from oven, tent with foil, and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.
Meanwhile, preheat a large skillet over medium heat (about 375 degrees). Arrange the bacon in a single layer, working in batches as necessary, and fry until crisp. Break slices in half. 
To make the pesto mayonnaise, combine pesto and mayonnaise in a small bowl and stir to combine. Cover and chill while the tenderloin is baking.
To make the sandwiches, toast the Texas toast. Spread 1 heaping tablespoon of pesto mayonnaise on half of the toast. Top each with two slices tomato and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Continue building the sandwiches by layering lettuce, turkey, turkey bacon, and avocado on each. Top with the remaining toast slices, cut in half and serve.

Recipe Notes
Turkey Tenderloins are often sold in a 2-pack (24 ounces total). You could bake both to double the recipe (or eat it on its own) or freeze one for later.
To grill the turkey tenderloin, preheat grill over medium heat and place tenderloins directly on the grate. Grill, turning occasionally until meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of the meat reaches 165°F, approximately 45-50 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let rest 5-10 minutes before slicing.
To cook the turkey tenderloin in a slow cooker, add ½ cup water with the tenderloin(s) and cover with lid. Cook 2 to 3 hours on HIGH or 3 to 4 hours on LOW AND until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
To bake the turkey bacon, preheat oven to 375°F. Place desired number slices on the pan. Bake 8-12 minutes or to desired crispness, no turning is necessary.
To broil the turkey bacon, preheat broiler. Place the desired number of bacon slices on rack or broiler pan. Broil bacon, 6 inches from heat source for 5 minutes turning every 2 minutes to desired crispness.

Nutrition Facts
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 695
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41.9g 64%
Saturated Fat 8.3g
Cholesterol 49.5mg 16%
Sodium 1570.9mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 64.9g 22%
Dietary Fiber 15.4g
Sugars 9.9g
Protein 21.4g 43%
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 62% Calcium 11% Iron 24%

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