Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

You don't see many recipes for pork tenderloin on this site, that's for sure.

I am not a fan, they are too lean, tasteless and a big bore, if you ask me, (and since you are here, you are asking).  

I saw Diane Morrisey make a delicious one on a video on instagram from a Bon Appetit recipe via Alison Roman....blah blah blah (too many cooks in the kitchen!!!).

It's pretty simple, and at $16. for a 2 pack (pork tenderloins usually come vacuum packed in 2), this was a nice weeknight dinner and it made delicious sandwiches with the leftovers.

I made my mustard sauce that I serve with the sausage and cabbage pan roast, which poured over the potatoes and pork, made this fantastic.

It's very simple and definitely a show stopper.

Here's how I made it:

2 pack of pork tenderloins
4 slices bacon
4 sprigs fresh rosemary (for underneath the porkloins)
some chopped rosemary 
4 cloves garlic
1 tbsp fennel seeds, crushed
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp kosher salt & black pepper
little potatoes for roasting around the pork loin

Make a rub of kosher salt, chopped rosemary, black pepper, minced garlic, olive oil and crushed fennel seeds.

Rub this mixture all over the tenderloins, then wrap with the bacon slices (if you need more bacon, then go for it).

Tuck a rosemary sprig into and underneath the bacon wrapped tenderloins (2 sprigs for each pork loin) on the baking sheet.

Scatter some yukon golds around the meat and drizzle the potatoes with olive oil and season well with kosher salt.

Roast the tenderloins at 400F for 30 minutes (might take a few minutes longer).
Use a meat thermometer and make sure the meat registers at will rise in temperature as it is resting.

Let the meat rest 10 minutes before slicing.

Make my mustard sauce and pour over everything on a platter, you will be glad you did.

Mustard Sauce:
1 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tbsp grainy mustard
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp soy sauce
3 tbsp olive oil


Crowefan0517 said…
Looks great. Also, this recipe changed my opinion of pork tenderloin
Leftovers great for sandwiches.
Katie C. said…
Oh, yum!!!

I like the idea of putting the rub under the bacon. Sadly, my rosemary, out in the garden, bit the dust when we had all that really cold weather. the oregano seems to be ok …
Stacey Snacks said…
Katie C, as of this week, my rosemary is dead in the garden too......I just bought a huge bunch of it for chicken and other recipes (can't be without it!).

Crowefan, I just looked at the pork loin recipe, looks great! Thank you!