Brown Sugar and Honey Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
Sweet and savory bacon wrapped pork is flavored with brown sugar and honey. This recipe is simple, yet impressive, making it a great choice for holidays, special occasions, or just a weeknight family meal.
Servings: 8 people
- 1 2.5lb boneless pork tenderloin (usually in 2 pieces) * trimmed of excess fat,
- 1/2 cup honey * divided
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 16 oz package bacon
Preheat oven to 350ºF OR set your grill to medium-high.
Pat each piece of the pork tenderloin dry with paper towels, then brush two tablespoons of honey and sprinkle on 2 tablespoons of brown sugar onto each one.
Wrap half of the bacon around each tenderloin, using toothpicks to pin into place, if necessary.
Transfer the pork to a broiler or roasting pan.
Brush another 2 tablespoons of honey onto the top of each tenderloin and sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons of brown sugar.
Roast for approximately 25-30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 150°F.
At this point you can turn on your broiler for about 5 minutes to brown and crisp the bacon, keeping a close eye on it the entire time to prevent burning.
Remove the pork from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before carving.
How to Grill Pork Tenderloin: place the prepared pork tenderloin on the pre-heated grill. Rotate about 1/4 turn every 5 minutes or so, until the internal temperature reaches 150°F and all of the bacon is fully cooked, about 20-25 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing.
Tips and Techniques for the Best Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.
- When wrapping the pork tenderloin, you may need to use toothpicks to hold the ends of the bacon in place.
- If you prefer that the bottom pieces of the bacon be crisp, you will need to brown just the bottom of the wrapped tenderloin in a skillet on the stove top before cooking in the oven.
- Store any leftover pork tenderloin in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Use within 3-4 days.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.4mg