So you are looking for that one dinner that you can be certain will bring the whole family together. Well you are in luck, you’ve just found it. Nothing goes down easier than a bacon wrapped pork tenderloin with brown sugar.
This recipe is so easy to make, mouth-wateringly tasty and appeals to the whole family. I’m yet to meet someone who is not won over by the homey smell of fried bacon on a Sunday afternoon and adding a pork tenderloin to that mix makes it all the more scrumptious.
I know how hard it is to try and find a meal that will suit everyone that won’t have you laboring hours on end in the kitchen when you should be on the sofa with your feet up catching up on the latest TV. That’s where this recipe has your back, the prep time after marinating your pork will take a mere 5 minutes and roasting in the oven will be finished in just 20 to 25 minutes.
This recipe is a real winner because of the taste combinations, the salty tang of bacon together with sweet and sticky honey or maple syrup laced over a succulent pork tenderloin. That’s a taste sensation that can not be beaten easily. There is truly a flavor to suit all tastes with this dish.
Recipe and Directions
This bacon wrapped pork tenderloin is a fantastic weekend dinner idea. Now, to get those taste buds really tingling, why not try accompanying it with brussel sprouts and caramelized onions, butternut squash, butter beans or even creamed corn.
Or if you are looking for something a little more filling, the pork will also go really well with a fresh blue cheese potato salad, macaroni and cheese, chunky homemade oven fries or lemon and herb potatoes. This recipe is so versatile it goes well with a variety of appetizing sides. Give it a go!
Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
- 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
- ⅓ cup of soy sauce
- 2 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp of brown sugar
- 1 tsp of Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp of honey or maple syrup
- A few pinches of salt
- A generous shake of pepper
- Streaky bacon slices. You will need enough to be able to wrap it around the pork tenderloin one or one and a half times
- 1 lb or 500g room temperature pork tenderloin
- Not too sure how to start? I’ve got you covered! Follow the directions below to achieve the best pork tenderloin. Try it at home first with the family, then once you’ve done so, tweak the amount of bacon, mustard, salt and pepper to suit you and then invite the whole clan over to sample your masterpiece!
- Before you do anything, marinating is the key to making the most scrumptious pork tenderloin. So grab a medium sized bowl (big enough for your pork tenderloin) and mix together the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, Dijon mustard and some pepper into the bowl.
- Once that is all mixed together, cover your pork tenderloin with the mixture generously, making sure to completely cover the meat. Wrap it up and leave it marinating for 4 – 24 hours before cooking – the longer the tastier!
- When you are ready to start cooking after your meat has been marinated, preheat the oven to 350F in fan forced or convection ovens or 390F in normal ovens. Heat an oven proof tray with oil in the oven until hot.
- Lay the bacon out straight on a meat preparation board so that the rashers slightly overlap. Use enough bacon to be able to wrap around the entire width of the pork tenderloin.
- Heat the oil in a pan that is big enough to fit the pork tenderloin.
- Place the pork into the pan and sear for a few minutes or until the pork is browned.
- Wrap the pork tenderloin in the bacon. Leave the side with the overlapping bacon bits facing downwards.
- Transfer the pork and bacon to the hot oven proof tray and gently pour the honey or maple syrup over the pork making sure you cover all of the meat evenly. Use a spoon or brush to cover the parts that are trickier to reach with the honey or maple syrup.
- Roast in the oven for about 25 to 30 minutes.
- Check on the pork and bacon every 10 minutes and rebaste it with the honey or maple syrup and sauce that has accumulated at the bottom of the tray.
- Remove the pork from the oven and baste it again with the juices then allow it to rest for 5 minutes.
- Baste the pork once more before serving, for maximum flavor.
- Cut the pork tenderloin into thick slices and serve. Enjoy!