If you are looking to wow guests this Christmas, or looking for a tasty alternative to turkey for Thanksgiving, you are going to love this bacon wrapped pork tenderloin recipe. Served with a sweet and tangy honey balsamic glaze, this is one delicious meal that’s perfect for a special occasion.
Homemade Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
So fancy to serve, but pretty simple to make, this is a true crowd pleaser!
Why you’ll love this Pork Tenderloin recipe:
- MAKE AHEAD: This recipe can easily be prepped the day before so it’s a great option for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.
- GREAT FOR A CROWD: This recipe will easily serve 6, and it’s easy to double the recipe if you are hosting more.
- SO DELICIOUS: I can not tell you how delicious this pork tenderloin is! If you are looking to impress on a special occasion, this will not disappoint!
This bacon wrapped pork tenderloin is one crowd pleasing option, I could not get enough of that glaze!
How to make Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!
- Season the pork and rub over the herb, mustard and oil mix.
- Wrap the tenderloin in bacon and chill.
- Add the ingredients for the glaze to a pot and simmer til it thickens. Set to one side.
- Place butter, garlic and herbs on a large roasting tin and place in a preheat oven.
- Once the butter has melted, place the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin on the tray and roast.
- Once cooked, brush the pork with the glaze.
- Broil to caramelize and rest before slicing.
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Well done pork should be cooked to a temperature of 145°F. If you prefer pork to be cooked to medium doneness, the temperature should be around 130°F when taken out of the oven and it will have an ending temperature of around 145°F
You can season and wrap the pork in the bacon and keep it refrigerated for up to 24 hours before roasting. The sauce can be made 2 days ahead of time and reheated to use when ready.
The sauce has a very small amount of aleppo (or chipotle pepper) in it. It really doesn’t have much of a spice at all, but you can omit this if you are particularly sensitive.
Allow the pork to cool fully before storing in an airtight container in the fridge. Leftovers will keep well for 3 to 4 days and can be enjoyed cold in sandwiches, or reheat in the oven at 360F, covered with foil.
This bacon wrapped pork tenderloin is a perfect option for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Serve up with your favorite sides like:
- Fondant Potatoes
- Red Wine Glazed Carrots
- Roasted Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts
- Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes
I just KNOW that you, your friends and family are all going to love this delicious festive recipe!
- The pork and sauce can be prepared up to 24 hours in advance, so at time of roasting and serving, it comes together easily.
- The tenderloin needs to “dry” in the fridge at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours in advance of roasting.
- The sauce can be made up to 2 days ahead and reheated in a small saucepan when ready to use.
- Adapted from Food Network, Geoffrey Zakarian, The Kitchn
Simple to prep but so delicious, and I love how it looks when you serve it up. Make one fabulous meal and get ready to impress!
This bacon wrapped pork tenderloin recipe comes out so good, time and time again. The glaze brings everything together and every bite is hands down delicious!
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- Pork Crown Roast
- Air Fryer Cranberry Glazed Ham
- Whole Roast Chicken
- Sheet Pan Christmas Dinner with Beef
- Beef Wellington
- Garlic Butter Prime Rib
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