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