Turkey Club Sandwich

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Description

This recipe was shared by Culinary Hill in participation with the #Turkey Lovers campaign with the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network.

Ingredients

For the turkey:
1 (12 ounce) turkey tenderloin (see notes)
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the turkey bacon:
1 (12 ounce) package turkey bacon
For the sandwich:
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Homemade pesto or store bought
8 slices Texas Toast
2 large tomatoes sliced
Lettuce (romaine, green leaf, etc.)
2 avocados pitted and sliced

Directions

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup. Place tenderloin on prepared baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
2
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until an internal thermometer reaches 165 degrees. Remove from oven, tent with foil, and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.
3
Meanwhile, preheat a large skillet over medium heat (about 375 degrees). Arrange the bacon in a single layer, working in batches as necessary, and fry until crisp. Break slices in half.
4
To make the pesto mayonnaise, combine pesto and mayonnaise in a small bowl and stir to combine. Cover and chill while the tenderloin is baking.
5
To make the sandwiches, toast the Texas toast. Spread 1 heaping tablespoon of pesto mayonnaise on half of the toast. Top each with two slices tomato and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
6
Continue building the sandwiches by layering lettuce, turkey, turkey bacon, and avocado on each. Top with the remaining toast slices, cut in half, and serve.
7
Recipe Notes: Turkey Tenderloins are often sold in a 2-pack (24 ounces total). You could bake both to double the recipe (or eat it on its own) or freeze one for later.
8
To grill the turkey tenderloin, preheat grill over medium heat and place tenderloins directly on grate. Grill, turning occasionally, until meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of the meat reaches 165°F, approximately 45-50 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let rest 5-10 minutes before slicing.
9
To cook the turkey tenderloin in a slow cooker, add ½ cup water with the tenderloin(s) and cover with lid. Cook 2 to 3 hours on HIGH or 3 to 4 hours on LOW AND until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
10
To bake the turkey bacon, preheat oven to 375°F. Place desired number slices on pan. Bake 8-12 minutes or to desired crispness, no turning is necessary.
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To broil the turkey bacon, preheat broiler. Place desired number of bacon slices on rack or broiler pan. Broil bacon, 6 inches from heat source for 5 minutes turning every 2 minutes to desired crispness