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Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Medallions

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Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Medallions
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Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Medallions

The idea of bacon-wrapped pork is so audacious that a lot of people wouldn't dare try it. Too bad — because they're missing out on something really good.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 pork tenderloin (see note below)
  • 4 strips bacon
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt, to taste

Preparation:

  1. In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, olive oil and garlic.

  2. Rinse the tenderloin and pat dry with paper towels, then slice it into approximately 1½-inch pieces — about the same width as your bacon.

  3. Place the sliced pork in a large zipper baggie and add the marinade. Squeeze out the excess air and seal the baggie. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.

  4. Preheat the oven to 425°F.

  5. Cut the bacon slices in half. Remove the pork from the marinade and wrap a half of a bacon slice around each one.

  6. Arrange the pork medallions on a foil-lined baking sheet and roast 15-20 minutes or until the bacon is browned and crispy and the pork is fully cooked.

NOTE: Don't confuse the pork tenderloin with a pork loin. The loin is a great big thing, weighing 4 to 5 pounds or more, and measuring 5 to 6 inches in diameter. The tenderloin, on the other hand, is comparatively tiny, weighing only about 1 to 1½ pounds and measuring an inch or two in diameter at the most. It's this smaller cut you want to use for this recipe.

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 4 out of 5
, Member Ehuntington

it is a whole lot better on The BBQ, even without the marinade, Ive made this 100's of times. It goes great with garlic shrimp

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