Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Printable Recipe with Photos: Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Bacon Wrapped Maple Pork Tenderloin with Mashed Potatoes and Broiled Broccoli
Cook Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pork tenderloin (marinated if possible)
  • 8 to 10 slices good-quality bacon
  • 4 tbsp. maple syrup or raw honey

IF NOT MARINATED

  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper

POTATOES & BROCCOLI

  • 1 stick of butter
  • ½ C. chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 -2 bunches of broccoli
  • 2 large russet potatoes

What You’ll Need

  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Baking sheet
  • Cooking rack
  • Olive oil

Prep

  • Do not preheat the oven.
  • IF THE PORK IS NOT MARINADED: In a bowl, combine the paprika, chili powder, cinnamon, and salt and pepper to taste. Rub the entire surface of the pork tenderloin with the spice mixture.
  • Wash, peel and cut potatoes in 1-inch pieces, put in a pot and cover with water.
  • Wash and cut broccoli into bite size pieces.

Wrap the Tenderloin in Bacon

  • Lay the bacon next to each other on a cutting board, slightly overlapping. The width of the bacon should be enough to wrap the length of the pork.
  • Tuck the thin end under so the length of the pork is roughly the same thickness.
  • Place the bacon wrapped tenderloin on rack sprayed with cooking spray on a baking sheet, also sprayed with cooking spray- improvise if necessary, the bacon juice needs to be able to drain.
  • Slowly drizzle maple syrup on top and brush evenly.

Cook the Tenderloin

  • Put the bacon wrapped tenderloin in the oven, THEN turn the oven on 400°.
  • Cook for 20 minutes then turn the oven off and leave it in the oven for 10 minutes. The bacon should be cooked, brown and crispy.
  • Take out and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

While the Tenderloin is Cooking: Preparing the Potatoes

  • Put potatoes on the stove and bring to a boil. Let simmer 10 minutes or until soft.
  • Drain thoroughly and put in a bowl.
  • Drop the stick of butter in and cover it with hot potatoes so it melts!
  • Add the chicken broth, salt and pepper.
  • Using a potato masher mash the potatoes.

While the Tenderloin is Cooking: Roast the Broccoli

  • Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Put broccoli on the baking sheet and drizzle with oil, minced garlic and salt & pepper. Mix well.
  • Place in the oven and roast for 20 minutes.

Plate your Dish!

  • Divide the potatoes between plates.
  • Fan pork over over the potatoes
  • Place broccoli next to potatoes and pork.

Author: kathy

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