Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Pieces
|Source:||Kristen J. Gough|
This simple pork-on-pork dinner recipe is a great way to reintroduce your family to this meat. Read more in MetroParent.com Crumbs blog.
|Prep Time:||15 minutes|
|Number of Servings:||4|
|Ingredients:||1 pork tenderloin
4-6 strips of thick-cut bacon
Grill seasoning (like Lawry's)
|Directions:||1. Trim the tenderloin of silver skin (outer white part) by placing a sharp knife just underneath it and moving along the outer part of the meat. You can also ask your butcher to do this for you (some do).
2. Slice the tenderloin into 1 to 1 1/2" pieces (the width of your bacon).
3. Cook your bacon pieces for 2 minutes in your microwave; they should be only partially cooked (they'll finish cooking when sauteed).
4. Wrap a bacon slice around each tenderloin slice. Secure with toothpicks.
5. Add 2 tablespoons cooking oil to a large skillet.
6. Bring the oil to medium-high heat and add the pork pieces.
7. Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side then use tongs to properly heat the outer, bacon layer.
8. Sprinkle seasoning and salt and pepper to taste on each side.
9. The pork pieces are done when the bacon is crisped and the internal temperature of the meat reads 145 degrees (an instant-read thermometer works well for this).
10. Serve with rice and/or a salad.