Maple Glazed Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

 

Maple Glazed Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

2 pork tenderloins, about 12 oz. each, trimmed ( or alternatively one larger tenderloin)

Kosher salt

Coarsely ground black pepper

Toothpicks

6-8 medium thick slices bacon

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

 

Sprinkle tenderloins with salt and pepper.  Place in a bowl or shallow dish.  Cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

 

Meanwhile soak toothpicks in water and prepare a gas or charcoal grill for medium-high, indirect grilling (variation: soak some applewood chips to add just before cooking)

 

Wrap bacon slices around pork, securing with toothpicks.  Place on grill and brown for a few minutes, covered.  Baste with some maple syrup and continue to grill for about 20-25 minutes, turning and basting occasionally with the maple syrup.

 

The pork should be done in 20-25 minutes total, or until the internal temperature reaches about 150° and the bacon is uniformly crispy.

 

Remove from grill and let sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes before slicing.  Serve with accumulated juices!

 

Serves 4

One thought on “Maple Glazed Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

  1. You cannot go wrong with bacon! This recipe rocks! It’s much easier to put together than it looks and tastes fabulous! I’ve made this several times and one thing I now do is keep just a few spoons of maple syrup in reserve to drizzle over the slices of pork with any juices left on the “resting” plate. Everyone who has eaten this has gone nuts for it.

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