You have to make this awesome bacon wrapped Dijon pork tenderloin. I like to experiment a lot with pork tenderloin. They are so easy to make and you can do so many different things. You can stuff it, wrap it, grill it, roast it and the list goes on and on.
I decided to wrap it with bacon for this recipe. Bacon is one of the best foods around if you ask me. I know it’s not healthy but it is delicious. Everything in moderation right? Give this dish a try. It’s delicious. I can’t wait to make again. Also, if you’d rather omit the bacon, feel free just add the glaze on the pork and bake in the oven, no need to brown in the sauté pan. It still comes out with an amazing flavor.
Bacon Wrapped Dijon Pork Tenderloin
1 pork tenderloin, 1-3lbs
8-10 bacon slices (good quality)
2 ½ T light brown sugar
2 T Dijon mustard
½ T soy sauce, low sodium
½ T olive oil
2 t onion powder
2 t garlic powder
2 t paprika
2 t chili powder
Sprinkle: salt and pepper
Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl whisk together all ingredients for the glaze. Set aside. Open tenderloin and pat dry with paper towel. Lay out bacon on large surface close together. Add the tenderloin on top of bacon over to one side. Brush the glaze all over the pork. Tightly roll the tenderloin making sure the bacon is staying in place. Feel free to use toothpicks to keep the bacon on the pork.
Heat a large sauté pan on high heat. Once the pan is hot, brown the pork tenderloin on all sides 4-5 minutes. This will help cook the bacon slightly prior to putting in the oven. Add the meat to a baking dish and cook in the oven 35-45 minutes depending on the size of the pork tenderloin. Cook till internal temperature is 160°-165°. Remove from the oven and tent with foil and let rest 7-10 minutes.
Carefully cut the pork and serve with your favorite sides. Then enjoy!!