Dijon Turkey with Apple-Sage Wheat Berries

Dijon Turkey with Apple-Sage Wheat Berries

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

The turkey tenderloin in this recipe marinates in a Dijon mustard and sage mixture while the wheat berries cook in the slow cooker. Then they're both combined with apple wedges and cooked just a bit longer with the marinade. Delicious!

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 3 cups unsalted chicken stock
  • 1½ cups wheat berries
  • 1½ cups water
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1¼ to 1½ pounds turkey breast tenderloin
  • 2 tablespoons apple jelly
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 medium firm red cooking apples, cut into ½-inch wedges
  • 6 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts


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  1. In a 5- to 6-qt. slow cooker combine stock, wheat berries, the water, ½ teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. Add onion, celery and carrots. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours (see Tip).
  2. Meanwhile, place turkey in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. For marinade, in a small bowl whisk together jelly, mustard, 1 tablespoon of the oil, the sage, vinegar, garlic and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Pour marinade over turkey. Seal bag; turn to coat turkey. Marinate in refrigerator 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Drain turkey, reserving marinade. In a 10-inch skillet heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Add turkey; cook 6 minutes or until browned, turning once.
  4. Drain wheat berry mixture, reserving cooking liquid. Return wheat berry mixture and ½ cup of the cooking liquid to cooker. Add turkey mixture, the reserved marinade and apples. Turn cooker to high. Cover and cook 2 hours more or until turkey is done (165°F).
  5. Remove and thinly slice turkey. Using a slotted spoon, transfer apple mixture to dinner plates or a large platter; add turkey. Drizzle with the remaining cooking liquid and, if desired, sprinkle with walnuts and additional sage.
  • Tip: To use the cooker's high-heat setting, prepare wheat berry mixture as directed in Step 1, except cover and cook on high 4 hours. Continue as directed, except marinate turkey in refrigerator 4 hours before browning. In Step 4, cover and cook mixture in cooker on high 1¼ hours or until turkey is done (165°F). Serve as directed.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 3 ounces turkey and 1 cup apple mixture
  • Per serving: 381 calories; 7 g fat(1 g sat); 9 g fiber; 51 g carbohydrates; 31 g protein; 25 mcg folate; 50 mg cholesterol; 13 g sugars; 3,575 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 57 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 574 mg sodium; 477 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (72% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3 lean protein, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, ½ fruit, ½ other carbohydrate

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