Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Bacon wrapped pork tenderloin is amazing. Wrapping the pork in bacon not just enhances the flavor, but also ensures the pork stays super juicy.

bacon-wrapped-pork-tenderloin

Author: Vered DeLeeuw
Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • Olive oil spray
  • 4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 2 teaspoona kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 (1¼ lb. each) pork tenderloins
  • 8 bacon strips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a roasting pan with foil. Fit it with a rack and spray the rack with olive oil spray.
  2. In a small bowl, use a fork to mix together the garlic powder, rosemary, kosher salt and black pepper.
  3. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture all over the pork tenderloins, then use your hands to rub it in, making sure it adheres.
  4. Wrap each tenderloin with 4-5 bacon strips, wrapping each bacon strip crosswise around a section of the pork and securing the end by tucking it under the bacon strip.
  5. Place the wrapped pork tenderloins on the prepared roasting rack. Place in the hot oven and roast for 35-40 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer registers 145 degrees F (medium).
  6. Switch oven to broil, and broil 2-3 minutes to crisp up the bacon.
  7. Remove the pork tenderloin from the oven. Loosely cover with foil and allow to rest 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

A word on pork safety: Happily, the USDA has lowered its temperature recommendation for cooking pork, from 160 degrees (dry, tough, completely white meat) to 145 degrees (juicy, and slightly pink in the center) with a 3-minute rest period.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories: 315; Fat: 14g; Carbohydrates: 0g; Sugar: 0g; Sodium: 503mg;Fiber: 0g; Protein: 43g

 

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