Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Crusty- Yum!

Cornmeal Crusted Turkey Tenderloin
This is a super easy recipe I threw together on Monday. James put it on the top of his list and I thought I'd share because its so easy to make and of course HEALTHY!

Whatcha Need:
1. 1 package of turkey tenderloin (HEB carries a brand that includes about six 4oz pieces in one package)
2. Organic Cornmeal
3. Steak Rub or other spice rub
4. Garlic and Black Pepper seasoning
5. Can of diced tomatoes
6. 1 egg mixed
7. Baking dish


Clean off the turkey tenderloin slices and place on a plate. Mix 1 cup cornmeal and 1/4 cup spice rub in bowl with a few shakes of garlic and pepper (depends on what kind of spice rub you get). Then place each tenderloin slice into the mixed egg so its nice a moist, then dip into the cornmeal mixture until the tenderloin is evenly covered. Do this for how ever many slices of turkey tenderloin you have. Then place tenderloin slices into a baking dish (coated with a little olive oil)and bake at 350F for about 18-20 minutes or until the tenderloins look almost done. When almost done, pull out baking dish ad cover the tenderloins with diced tomatoes and other seasoning of your liking. Then place back into oven for another 15 min or until turkey is done. The tomatoes (not seen in the picture above) make the turkey meat a little more juicy and flavorful. To make the whole meal complete, place tenderloin on a bed of brown rice or wild rice. I also like to make a large spinach salad with diced pecans, strawberries, balsamic vinegar, and reduced fat feta cheese on top. YUM!

Let me know if anyone tries it! We're off to Chicago for the LIFETIME Fitness triathlon so stayed tuned next week. :)


malita said...

Crusty yum? Crusty yum? Really guys no one thought that title thorough??? EWE

rr said...

That looks so good, I'm making it this weekend for sure! Thanks for the recipe - you are so good at this :)

Good luck this weekend in Chicago, James!!! Enjoy that beautiful ride/run - it's really a fun one.

jameson said...

I'm so stoked I just found your blog... thanks to RR for the link. My girlfriend and I started a blog just with our food/recipes ( pretty similar. Keep posting the recipes!

Anonymous said...

Found your blog through Rachel's and I love Austin! We lived in San Antonio and we want to move back to Texas (specifically Austin). I linked on b.c I have been wanting to cook easy healthy meals! Would love to get some more of your recipes. Do you store them on your computer and could send some as an attachment. We don't eat red meat,but pretty much everything else! Thanks, Courtney

James and Lindsay Cotter said...


Yes I have tons I could send. I am a nutrition specialist so I have to find and or create different recipes for all my clients. Send me an email at