Preparing a meal for a lot of people can be daunting. You want to make something amazing and spectacular but also not spend the entire day in the kitchen and miss out on the awesome festivities, watching the game, playing games…
I was trying to figure out something different to make and I was watching Giada at home and she inspired me to make this delicious pork tenderloin covered in bacon…
- 2.5 pounds of boneless pork tenderloin
- 1 pack of butcher thick cut applewood smoked bacon
- 1/4 cup of dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup of stone ground mustard
- 2 tbsp of honey
- 3 garlic cloves (minced)
- 2 tbsp of chopped fresh rosemary leaves
- salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 350F. In a small bowl mix all the ingredients together. Place 3 pieces of cooking twine in a 13×9 baking dish and place the pork on top of the twine (this will keep your bacon from shrinking).
Season with salt and pepper (about 1/4-1/2 tsp of each). Cover the pork with the mixture.
Lay the pieces of bacon over the pork. Since you are using thick cut you can decide if you want a single or double layer. I went with double because well…I love bacon. If you like your bacon very crispy use normal bacon.
After you place the bacon on the tenderloin, tie the kitchen twine around the bacon so that it does not curl up while baking.
Place in the oven and roast for about 1 hour.
After an hour, cover with foil and cook for another 10-15 mins.
Remove the foil and place under broiler for 5 mins to get the top layer of bacon crispy. If you are using normal cut bacon don’t do this part.
Let it rest for 10-15 mins then slice up.
Serve with mashed potatoes and roasted carrots for a very hearty and special meal!