Simply Homemade: Honey Glazed Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Whew, that recipe title is quite a mouthful I know. But it’s worth saying in order to get a mouthful of this super simple dish. When I mean simple, I’m mean 3 ingredients and under an hour total time including bake time! I’m not sure how much easier a main dish can get. And it’s pork on pork..winning!

The first time I tried this, my expectations were pretty darn low. Not that things have to be difficult to be delectable (as my many previous blog posts have hopefully shown you), but I just wasn’t anticipating how amazing this would turn out. Any time I try out something new I make it a point to serve my family first and gauge reactions. When I asked my husband how it tasted (and threatened that he better be honest) his reply was, “you better try this.” So my gut-check reaction was that I had somehow done something terribly wrong and it was awful. I immediately asked him why and what was wrong to which he replied, “seriously, try it.” Anxiety level at a ten, I took a tentative bite and let the savory tenderness blow up my taste buds and blow away my expectations. I looked at my husband and he smirked back saying, “It’s seriously so good and I knew you wouldn’t believe me until you tried it.” Ah, true love, he knows me so well 😉 My borderline-vegetarian daughter then chimed in asking, “If we need to eat meat for dinner, can it always be this meat?” As a kid who we have had to bribe since she was a toddler to eat any form of meat, this was quite high praise!

Now, onto some tips with this recipe. Take the three extra minutes to sear the pork tenderloin to lock in it’s natural flavors. If you’re intimidated by the thought of wrapping it in bacon, don’t be! Simply lay the bacon slices on a sheet of wax paper so they slightly overlap into a sheet long enough to lay your tenderloin on top of. Put the tenderloin in the middle of the overlapping bacon slices and use the wax paper to fold the bacon slices over on one side first, then do the same for the other. Sound confusing? Don’t you worry, there are pictures below and it is honestly super easy – I promise! The last tip with this is to baste the meat with the juices while it’s baking so the sweetness from the homey glazes the bacon and all the flavor goes into the pork. If you want to crisp up the bacon more, turn the oven to broil for a few minutes and watch it carefully. This dish is so simple that’s all the tips you need; gotta love that, right?

I came across this recipe online quite randomly and couldn’t be happier about it. I’ve made it multiple times and each result has been the same…delish! I hope you like this as much as we do…enjoy, my friends!

Honey Glazed Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

  • Servings: Approximately 6
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Three ingredients result in an amazingly tender main dish sure to please!

Ingredients

-1 marinated steakhouse pork temderloin (approx 1 1/2 pounds) *you can also use a plain pork tenderloin and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and steak seasoning)*

-Bacon slices (approximately 10, uncooked)

-Honey (approximately 1/3 cup, to taste)

Directions

1) Sear pork tenderloin on all sides in oven safe skillet over high heat (approximately 3 minutes total).

2) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

3) Lay slices of bacon on wax paper (pictures below) slightly overlapping.

4) Use wax paper to wrap bacon slices around the pork tenderloin.

5) Place bacon wrapped pork tenderloin back in skillet and drizzle honey all over top and down the sides.

6) Place skillet in oven and bake for 45 minutes making sure to baste and use juices from pan to coat tenderloin a couple times throughout baking time.

7) Remove from the oven and let rest for a few minutes then slice and serve!

Sear, baby, sear! I used a pre-seasoned steakhouse pork tenderloin so zero need to season but you could easily use salt, pepper, garlic powder, etc instead!
Bacon laid out on wax paper and overlapping slightly…check!
Use the wax paper to lift up one side, wrapping the bacon over the top. Then take that wax paper side back down and repeat with the other side..voila! Bacon wrapped pork tenderloin!
Gimme that honey, honey!
Mouth-watering end result!

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