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Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin is a simple entree perfect for weeknight meals, and it pairs well with virtually any side dish.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon wrapped pork tenderloin
Servings 4
Calories 521kcal
Author Joanne Ozug fifteenspatulas.com

Ingredients

  • 1 pork tenderloin (1.5 lbs)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 8 ounces bacon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Season the pork tenderloin all over with the salt, pepper, and thyme leaves, distributing them as evenly as possible.
  • Wrap the bacon around the entire pork tenderloin in a single layer, tying it securely with kitchen twine (see photo in blog post). You may not use all the bacon.
  • Heat a large skillet (that's big enough to hold the pork) over medium high, and sear the pork for 2 minutes on all "four sides" for 8 minutes total, until the exterior is well browned.
  • Transfer the entire skillet to the oven and cook for another 12-15* minutes, until the pork registers 137F in the thickest part of the meat using a meat thermometer.
  • Let the pork rest for 10 minutes before slicing, to allow the juices to settle. Enjoy!

Notes

*Time varies depending on the thickness and size of the pork. It is essential to check the temperature using a meat thermometer. You can get a decent one for $13 (affiliate).
You may add other herbs to the pork in place of the thyme, such as sage or rosemary.

Nutrition

Calories: 521kcal | Protein: 67g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 221mg | Sodium: 601mg | Potassium: 1270mg | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 3.3mg