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Maple Bacon Pork Tenderloin

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

DESCRIPTION

Maple Bacon Pork Tenderloin is wrapped in smoky bacon, seasoned with cinnamon and chili powder, and basted with maple syrup for an impressive, yet simple weeknight meal.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 pork tenderloin, about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds
  • 10 slices bacon, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  2. Remove any silver skin from the tenderloin following these instructions. Fold the tapered end under and secure with a piece of kitchen twine.
  3. In a small bowl combine salt, chili powder, pepper, and cinnamon.
  4. Sprinkle the mixture on all sides of the pork and pat into the tenderloin.
  5. Arrange bacon strips on the work surface, slightly overlapping along the long edge.
  6. Lay the tenderloin along edge of the bacon perpendicular to the long edges of the bacon strips and roll tightly making sure the seam is on the bottom. Place in a baking dish.
  7. Roast for 20 minutes. Brush the maple syrup over the tenderloin reserving some to brush on at the end of cooking.
  8. Roast 10 more minutes or until an instant read thermometer reads 140˚-160˚F at the thickest part of the tenderloin.
  9. Brush the remaining maple syrup over the tenderloin. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.