Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin is a delicious main dish for a weekend dinner. Unbelievably delicious pork tenderloin smothered in Dijon mustard and fresh garlic, wrapped in bacon, drizzled with a bit of honey and roasted to perfection.
Pork tenderloin is the long, thin cut of pork that runs along the spine from hip to shoulder. It is the softer, juicier, and more tender cut of meat. Personally, I think it is the best cut of pork.
Pork tenderloin is very easy to cook in the oven or even on stove top. It can be roasted in the oven whole or cut into slices and cooked in a cooking pan on the stove. Pork cooks quickly so be careful not to overcook it.
If you’re planning on making something other than turkey for the holidays, I highly recommend pork.
This Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin is amazing and would make a wonderful holiday dinner addition. Actually, it would be perfect for any weekend dinner. So simple and tasted incredible.
I’m not lying about how simple it is. It all comes down to rubbing pork with some Dijon mustard and garlic and wrapping it in bacon. Then, just place it in the roasting pan and drizzle with some honey. That’s it! Easy-peasy-delicious.
How to reheat pork tenderloin?
If you will have leftovers, best way to reheat this pork is in a saute pan over medium heat just until heated through.
Pork tenderloin is a tender meat and it will stay tender while reheating. Dijon mustard will caramelize nicely, adding some great flavors. I enjoyed this pork even more the next day.
Garlic Dijon Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
- 1.2 lb pork tenderloin
- 8-12 slices of raw bacon
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp honey
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Press garlic (or grate) and mix it with Dijon mustard.
- Rub mustard/garlic mixture all over pork tenderloin, evenly. Salt it to taste.
- Wrap pork in bacon, overlapping bacon strips slightly.
- Carefully place pork tenderloin in a roasting pan and tuck in any loose bacon ends if needed.
- Drizzle some honey over the top.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes. Thermometer should read 145°. (You can turn broil on for 30-45 seconds to toast the top if you want.)
- *Cook time will depend on size and thickness of pork. If you get a long thin cut, cook time will be shorter. If you get a thicker cut, cook time will be longer.
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Originally published on Will Cook For Smiles on May 27, 2015.