Pork tenderloin is always a family favorite, wrap it bacon and it only gets better. This tender and flavorful dish is easy enough for a weeknight dinner, but impressive enough to serve for a holiday! You’ll be surprised at how simple it is to create this deliciously stunning dinner.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
You will love this Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin because it is an incredibly easy dinner, but impressive enough to serve for a holiday! Even if you’re just having a dinner party with a few friends or family, this Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin will impress your guests with little effort on your part.
I created this recipe for my friends at Organic Prairie using their Organic Pork Tenderloin and their Organic Pork Bacon. I serve this simple Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with asparagus for an simple and delicious dinner. You can also serve this with fresh bread, like my Simple French Baguettes or you can serve it with my Roasted Rosemary Potatoes.
Ingredients for Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
O Organics Spicy Brown Mustard
Why go organic?
You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you're making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don't need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.
Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it's already a healthy recipe, or you're already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn't mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Bacon Wrapped Pork TenderloinDifficulty: Easy
This tender and flavorful Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin is easy enough for a weeknight dinner, but impressive enough to serve for a holiday!
- For the Tenderloin
1 package Organic Prairie Pork Bacon
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon organic black pepper
1/4 teaspoon organic thyme
1/4 teaspoon organic garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon organic onion powder
1 tablespoon organic spicy brown mustard
- For the Asparagus
1 bunch organic asparagus
1 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil
pinch of organic garlic powder
Salt and pepper
Juice of 1 organic lemon
- To make the pork tenderloin: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place an oven safe baking rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet.
- Place the bacon on the baking rack and bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until some fat has rendered, but the bacon is still soft enough to mold and has not started to brown yet. Remove from the oven.
- After bacon is removed, increase the oven temperature to 450°F.
- In a small bowl, add the sea salt, pepper, thyme, garlic powder, and onion powder and mix together. Set aside.
- Pat dry the pork tenderloin with paper towels. Using a pastry brush, brush the mustard over the tenderloin to coat completely. Sprinkle the spice mix on all sides.
- Lay the bacon slightly overlapping each piece on the baking rack. Place the tenderloin on top of the bacon on one side and roll to the opposite side to wrap the tenderloin in the bacon.
- Place in the middle of the baking rack and bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until the internal temperature is 145°F. Allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
- To make the asparagus: In a medium bowl, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. In a large skillet sauté over medium/high heat until al dente, about 5 minutes. Squeeze lemon juice on top before serving.
- Slice the tenderloin into medallions the width of the bacon slices, about 1-inch. Serve with asparagus.
- High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.
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