Sunday, January 6, 2013
Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin.
I probably should have gone with something cheaper.
And by the last week of January when I have very little to spend, I will really wish that.
But what is done is done.
I will say that it was GOOD stuff.
And once January is over, I WILL make this again. :)
This is another Pinterest recipe.
Like I said, not cheap.
But oh, so good.
(And the good news is there were leftovers so we had lunch the next day too :)
Pork Tenderloin (around 3 pounds...I used the Farmland Pork Loin, 2 in a package. The original recipe cut them, I just kept them in 2 pieces)
1 lb bacon (I didn't quite have a whole package, so mine was more like 3/4 a package which was enough)
3/4 cup soy sauce (I would probably reduce this to 1/2 cup in the future)
1 Tbsp minced onion
1/2 tsp garlic salt (I did use garlic salt but probably would use garlic powder in the future. Pork and bacon doesn't need any extra salt :)
1 Tbsp white vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
dash of pepper (I used the peppercorn grinder)
3/4 cups brown sugar (I actually reduced that to 1/2 which was plenty to me)
Wrap bacon around pork and place in a baking dish.
Poke holes in the pork. I just used a knife and stabbed holes all over the meat.
Mix the remaining ingredients and pour over the meat.
Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours (or longer). I flipped the meat a couple times to make sure it was all in the juices at some point.
The original recipe had this bake for 2-3 hours at 300. However, I needed to cook potatoes and bake some bread, all at 400 degrees. So I cooked this for about 50 minutes to an hour at 400. After about 40 minutes, a little bit of the bacon was getting dark so I covered the meat with foil and moved it down a rack.
After about 50 minutes, I checked the temperature. It was between 140-150. I then pulled it out and let it rest for about 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
We had this with fingerling potatoes, honey yeast rolls (new recipe), and black-eye peas.
And I enjoyed each and every bite.