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Chile Rubbed Turkey Tenderloins

Get the flavor going by marinating the turkey tenderloins in Modelo followed by a fantastic chile rub that will put a little spice in your life! Fire up the grill and let’s get cooking!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marinating time if marinating1 d
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackening seasoning, grilled turkey, turkey, turkey tenderloins
Servings: 6
Calories: 246.89kcal

Equipment

  • Grill

Ingredients

  • 2 Lbs Turkey tenderloins
  • 1 Bottle Modelo Especial© beer If marinating
  • 1 Tsp Dried oregano If marinating
  • 2 TBSP Olive oil

For the Chile rub:

  • 1 TBSP Smoked paprika
  • 1 TBSP Chili powder
  • 1.5 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp Cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp Oregano, dried

Instructions

To Marinate the tenderloins

  • Place turkey tenderloins in a bowl and shake the oregano over.
  • Top with the Modelo beer.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes and up to 24 hours for a deeper flavor.

Preparing the chile rub:

  • Mix all the spices together in one bowl with a whisk. This is enough to cover 4 pounds of tenderloins, so you have some to spare. You can always cut in half or even double if you’d like extra blackening seasoning in the house!

Preparing the turkey tenderloins for grilling:

  • Preheat your grill to a medium heat. You are aiming for between 325-375 degrees for a constant 350 degrees.
  • While your grill is preheating, drain the tenderloins from the marinade. Pat tenderloins dry with paper towels.
  • Slather tenderloins generously with oil. Sprinkle the seasoning onto the tenderloins one side at a time and rub in. The olive oil should help it to stick.
  • Place a sheet of aluminum foil on your grill grates and place tenderloins on top of it.
  • Allow the tenderloins to cook on one side for 7-10 minutes and then flip to the other The foil will catch drips. Try to keep your grill lid closed as often as possible.
  • Once the turkey tenderloins thickest part has reached 165-170 degrees they are done! Wrap with the foil you used and allow to sit on a plate in the foil for 5 minutes. Place on a platter, and drizzle extra juices on top!
  • Slice, serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 246.89kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.3g | Protein: 35.97g | Fat: 7.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.39g | Cholesterol: 67.5mg | Sodium: 708.72mg | Potassium: 80.43mg | Fiber: 1.43g | Sugar: 1.65g | Vitamin A: 1039.31IU | Vitamin C: 0.16mg | Calcium: 22.55mg | Iron: 0.75mg