Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin

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Delicious pork loin that’s wrapped in bacon is both juicy and flavorful. The bacon helps seal in moisture and my oven roasting method is foolproof.

Delicious pork loin that's wrapped in bacon is both juicy and flavorful. The bacon helps seal in moisture and my oven roasting method is foolproof.

Pork loin gets a reputation for being dry and hard to cook. To this statement, I would agree, unless you know how to cook pork loin really well. It’s easy to do, you roast in the oven until it’s just done, let it rest, and then return to a very hot oven to finish and get a nice crust. Bacon-wrapped pork loin is a great idea.

Why is bacon-wrapped pork loin so smart? Because bacon adds flavor and fat. Wrapping a piece of meat that can easily be dry with bacon seals moisture into the meat. I also love doing this with pork tenderloin but note that pork loin and pork tenderloin are not the same thing, and are cooked differently.

Cooking bacon-wrapped pork loin is very easy, I just use the same method that I do to roast pork loin. Once you have the loin wrapped in bacon, you lay it into a roasting pan (I like this one) and it cooks at 350F for about an hour and a half, or 20-25 minutes per pound.

The trick is to cook the loin until it’s 145F internally, and then let it rest, covered in foil to further seal in the juices of the meat. To really brown the bacon and give the dish a nice crust, I place the meat back in the oven at 475F for a bit to get that desired texture.

This is a great dish to serve to guests because it’s pretty hands-off. Once you wrap the pork in the bacon, it stays in the roasting pan. While it cooks, you’re free to prep other dishes, tidy up, or mingle!

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Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin


  • Author: Allie McDonald
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes + 30 minutes resting time
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8

Description

Delicious pork loin that’s wrapped in bacon is both juicy and flavorful. The bacon helps seal in moisture and my oven roasting method is foolproof.


Ingredients

  • 35 lb. pork loin roast
  • 1/2 lb. bacon
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • roasting pan OR 3 celery ribs for cooking

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lay one piece of the bacon down under one end of the pork. Secure it with a toothpick, and wrap the bacon around the pork.
  3. Place the end of anther piece of bacon on top of the end of the first piece and secure with a toothpick. Continue wrapping. Repeat these steps until the entire loin is covered.
  4. Put the roast on a rack in a roasting pan. If you don’t have a rack use 3 stalks of celery lying side by side.
  5. Roast until internal temperature is between 145-160°F, 20-25 minutes per pound. 145°F is considered safe for pork according to the USDA. It will be moist and slightly pink in the center. If you prefer your pork fully white and well done, then go with the 160°F temperature.
  6. Cover roasting pan with foil and let rest for 30 minutes.
  7. Heat oven to 475°F. Uncover roast and remove the thermometer. Put roast into a clean pan and roast for another 10 minutes.
  8. Remove the toothpicks and carve and serve immediately.

Notes

  • You’ll notice I haven’t called for salt, I think the bacon adds plenty. However, feel free to add to taste after you serve.
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2 Responses to “Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin”

  1. 2pots2cook — September 5, 2019 @ 3:26 am (#)

    Wow ! This is gooooood :-) :-) :-) Thank you and enjoy your day :-)

    • Christine Pittman — September 5, 2019 @ 3:23 pm (#)

      Glad you enjoyed it!

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