It's Thanksgiving in a slow cooker, for when you feel like holiday eats outside of the actual event. Note that 1 package of turkey tenderloin should contain 2 (1-pound) tenderloins.
Slow Cooker Cranberry Turkey Tenderloin with Sweet Potatoes
Calories360 Per Serving
Protein39.7g Per Serving
Fiber4.7g Per Serving
|Total Fat||1.1 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.4 g|
|Trans Fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.3 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.2 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||44.5 g|
|Dietary Fiber||4.7 g|
|Added Sugars||0 g|
2 starch, 1 other carbohydrate, 5 lean meat
2 lb sweet potatoes
1/2 cup 100% orange juice
1/2 teaspoon ground sage
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 package lean turkey tenderloin
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 (14-ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce
Coat the bowl of a large slow cooker (like 4-quart, 5-quart, or bigger) with cooking spray.
Wash the sweet potatoes. Chop each sweet potato into a 1-inch medium dice. Add potatoes into the slow cooker bowl, along with orange juice, sage, and thyme. Stir to combine ingredients together.
Place the 2 turkey tenderloins over the potato mixture. Season turkey with salt and pepper; add cranberry sauce over the turkey, using a spatula to spread it over the turkey.
Cover slow cooker with lid and cook until both the potatoes and turkey are fully-cooked, about 4 to 5 hours on high temperature or 8 to 10 hours on low temperature.
Transfer the turkey to a cutting board to slice. Use a slotted spoon to remove the diced sweet potato and serve; or use a potato masher to smash the sweet potato with remaining liquid in slow cooker for a sweet potato mash. Serve.
Keep it Healthy: Some turkey breast tenderloins in the grocery store are already marinated, which means added sodium. Try to rinse the marinade off the turkey if that is the case.
Cooking Tip: Substitute apple cider for the orange juice for an autumn feel.
Tip: Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce has just a tad less sugar than the Jellied Cranberry Sauce. However, the jellied version is a fine substitute if needed.