Apple and Onion Braised Turkey Tenderloin (Paleo, Whole30)

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Paleo and Whole30 Apple and Onion Braised Turkey Tenderloin is an easy option for dinner any day of the week! It’s the perfect meal for special occasions or an easy weeknight meal. This recipe requires only a few ingredients and less than 10 minutes of prep. A gluten-free cozy and comforting fall dinner idea!

– TURKEY TENDERLOIN – 1.5 pound turkey tenderloin you could use pork if you can’t find turkey tenderloin – 2 tablespoons olive oil divided – 2 teaspoons salt divided – 2 teaspoons pepper divided – 2 teaspoons sweet paprika – dried herbs I have a combo of rosemary and sage, but either one alone would work – APPLE AND ONION SAUCE – 1 large sweet onion peeled and sliced 1/4″ thick – 2 medium apples cored, peeled and sliced 1/4″ thick – 1/2 cup apple sauce – 1 cup chicken stock I used my own homemade that was low-sodium. Store bought is fine as long as low-sodium – 2 Tablespoons coconut aminos – 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar – fresh sage you could use rosemary or thyme


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Cook time: 40 min

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4 wings



prep Time

10 min


How long should I marinate my turkey breast tenderloin? The tenderloin will be more flavorful the more time you marinate it. Most often I try plan and marinate it overnight.  Sometimes I forget and remember in morning, so 6 hours is enough. But truly overnight is ideal. Last minute is fine, too! Sometimes I put the marinate together 30 minutes-1 hour before and the tenderloin still comes out tender and delicious. Because of the acid of the vinegar, I wouldn’t marinade it for more than 2 days. But for this recipe, I really like marinating 8 hours for a really moist and tasty tenderloin.

How do you make Paleo and Whole30 turkey tenderloin with apples and onions? I start by marinating the tenderloin with olive oil, seasoning and some dried herbs. It really could be left to marinate overnight or even right before cooking (sometimes I forget to marinate it and put it together even 30 minutes before). Can I make turkey tenderloin recipe with pork instead? Yes! I know it’s hard to find turkey tenderloin in every market. If you really want to make this and can’t find turkey, sub in pork tenderloin. IF using pork: Bake at 350F until pork is 150 degrees internally at the widest part of the tenderloin (about 25 minutes.)


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