Sunday, April 13, 2014

Bacon Wrapped Turkey Tenderloins With Pan Gravy

Bacon makes everything better.  Well...I haven't tried chocolate covered bacon yet but I will to determine if that's completely true.  It did add a nice flavor to the turkey tenderloins and helped keep them moist.

Bacon Wrapped Turkey Tenderloins

2 turkey tenderloins, cut in half
4 slices thick cut bacon (I used apple smoked)
Sea salt & freshly ground pepper
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Wrap the bacon slices around the tenderloins and secure with a toothpick.  Heat a frying pan with the olive oil and then brown the tenderloins.  Place in a non-stick lined pan and finish baking at 350° until the internal temperature of the tenderloin is 165°.   Keep the frying pan with the oils and bits intact for the gravy.

Turkey pan gravy

1 cup chicken broth (or turkey if you have it)
2 tbsp flour
1 clove garlic, grated
1 tsp rubbed sage
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper

Add the broth into the pan with the turkey drippings.  Whisk in the flour and seasonings over medium heat.  Continue stirring until the gravy thickens.  Pour over the turkey before serving or for a potato side dish.

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