Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin is such an easy meal to prepare and serve! Seasoned pork tenderloin is wrapped with bacon slices and baked, or grilled, to perfection!
Pork tenderloin is a tender cut of meat to begin with, but the addition of bacon really adds to the tenderness and flavor! By slicing the meat into medallions to serve, there is a little bit of bacon in every bite! Really, bacon wrapped anything is always a good idea!
Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite proteins just simply roasted in the oven or stuffed pork tenderloin. It’s incredibly juicy and tender and everyone in my family loves it. While I often simply season and cook pork tenderloin in the oven, this is one of those easy pork tenderloin recipes that is kind of next level (because … bacon!) and can be oven baked or grilled.
We absolutely love to cook this pork tenderloin recipe on the grill, but we do use a grill mat to keep the bacon from flaring up. If you’ve never cooked on a grill mat before I can’t say how much I recommend them! I they’re perfect for everything from Grilled Zucchini to Grilled Asparagus and we often to homemade burgers on them too. You still get that nice char but nothing falls through and they’re a snap to wipe clean.
How to Cook Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
- Allow the tenderloin to come to room temperature.
- Season with your favorite seasoning, or homemade Italian Seasoning with salt & pepper.
- Wrap tenderloin with bacon slices and secure with toothpicks.
- If cooking in an oven and the bacon has released a lot of grease, use a clean baking pan before broiling as the grease will smoke and splatter.
- If cooking on a grill, use a grill mat (or a sheet of foil) to avoid bacon drippings from flaring up.
- Use a meat thermometer and remove from heat once the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F.
- Allow the tenderloin to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Pork Tenderloin Sides
There are so many great options for side dishes for pork tenderloin. Some of my favorite pork loin sides are:
- Fresh Tomato Salad
- Twice Baked Potatoes
- Perfect Baked Potatoes
- Creamy Apple Slaw Recipe
- Roasted Root Vegetables
It is important to rest almost all cuts of meat after grilling for two reasons. First, the juices are redistributed and absorbed back into the meat making it far more tender and juicy. Second, the internal temperature of the meat will continue to rise as it rests. You can find more information on cooking the perfect pork tenderloin here!
Pork tenderloin is lean and should be cooked to about medium and it’s fine to be a touch pink. Since it’s a fairly long thin cut of meat, this won’t take long (and I’d highly recommend using a thermometer to ensure it reaches the right temperature). Allow about a 20-minute cook time in a 400 degree oven or on a medium heat grill. In either case, remove once the pork tenderloin form the heat once the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F. Be sure to allow it to rest at least 5 minutes before slicing.
Trying to follow a low carb diet? This Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin naturally low in carbs (and is keto friendly). Serve it alongside Grilled Zucchini and Honey Mustard Warm Potato Salad!
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