This Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin is juicy and flavorful. It’s an easy way to have a creative and decadent meal at home.
- 1 and 1/2 lb. pork tenderloin
- 5–6 pieces thick-cut bacon
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- salt, to taste if needed
- toothpicks, for securing the bacon
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Pat the pork tenderloin dry and place it on a cutting board. Remove any silver skin if needed.
- Lay one piece of the bacon down under one end of the tenderloin. Secure it with a toothpick, and wrap the bacon around the pork.
- 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 tenderloin is covered.
- Place the pork in a roasting pan and season with pepper. Do not salt. Depending on the salt level of the bacon, you might not need it. Salt can be added to taste at the table.
- Roast the pork tenderloin for 25-30 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145F and the bacon is cooked.
- Let the tenderloin rest for 5-7 minutes before slicing and serving.