Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
Recipe type: Main dish
Total time: 
Serves: 6
Tender, flavourful pork in a crispy bacon and barbecue sauce hug.
  • 2 medium pork tenderloins (about 3 lbs total), each cut crosswise into 3-4 pieces, depending on size of tenderloin and desired portion size.
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 12-16 slices of bacon (1 375 pkg)
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  1. Lightly grease a 9x13" baking dish and keep it handy. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar and spices. Dip pork pieces into spice mixture, coating all sides and rubbing it in a bit with your hands like a mini pig massage :) Place pieces in baking dish in between.
  3. Once all are coated, wrap pork pieces in strips of bacon (1-2 per portion), stretching bacon slightly to keep it snug, and tucking the ends underneath before placing back in the baking dish. Once all are wrapped, spread barbecue sauce evenly over the tops with a spoon.
  4. You can wrap the pieces individually in foil at this point to freeze, OR bake in preheated oven for 1 - 1.5 hours, until internal temperature reaches 155 degrees Fahrenheit. I found mine were done in an hour every time, but I cut my pork into 4 smaller portions to suit our family's needs. If your pieces are quite large, stick with 1.5 hours.
  5. To crisp the bacon, Broil on HIGH for the last 3 minutes of cooking time.
  6. Remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes before enjoying.
FOR FREEZER MEAL: Wrap prepared portions (unbaked) tightly in foil and store in a labelled freezer bag. When ready to eat, thaw overnight in the fridge and bake as directed.
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