Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

I can't believe it's already the last week of school! It's been super busy and to add to the excitement we got 2 kittens my son has named John Deere and Excavator. I hope when he's old enough to have his own children his wife names them! There are two things my son loves. I'm sure you can guess one would be tractors and the other is animals. Animals love him too. He has a rabbit at my parents that will only come to him and runs from everyone else. Tomorrow the bookmobile's in town and then I have to get everything ready for Sophie's school party. Yesterday was the Kindergarten spring play and Sophie was a cowgirl. All the kids were adorable... I might be a bit bias, but she was the cutest :) She's in the middle looking like she wants to hug the camera.

Are you looking for a recipe that's quick and easy, but delicious and worthy of impressing company? You will LOVE this pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon. It's tender, juicy, packed full of flavor and down right DELICIOUS! I found the recipe in Southern Living magazine and knew it would be a winner. It's a wow weeknight meal!!! Enjoy :)

1 (1 lb) pork tenderloin
1 tsp steak seasoning (I used Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning)
3 bacon slices, cut in half crosswise

Preheat oven to 425. Remove silver skin from pork tenderloin, leaving a thing layer of fat covering the pork. Sprinkle seasoning over pork (you can do this in the morning or a few hours before baking). Wrap pork with bacon slices, and secure with wooden picks (I used toothpicks I had soaked in water so they wouldn't burn). Place pork on a lightly greased wire rack in an aluminum foil-lined roasting pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 155. Broil 5 inches from heat 3-5 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Remove from oven; cover pork with foil, and let stand 10 minutes or until thermometer registers 160.


Annie Jones said...

Love the kitten names. :)

I bet your kids are excited about the end of the school year. Our school doesn't get out until 5/28.

I'll be putting this recipe on my try list. It looks wonderful!

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Looks delicious! Can't go wrong with SL IMHO. I use a steak seasoning on one of my pork rib recipes - it's so versatile.

Wow, I guess you're right... it is the end of the school year. Where IS the time going anymore??!

Tightwad Mom said...

My family will go crazy for this recipe. Thanks for posting it!

teresa said...

congrats on the new addition to your family :) this sounds great!

Chris said...

Pork wrapped in bacon, perfect! But you should have stuffed it with sausage first (ha ha).

Krista said...

Love this recipe! It looks delicious.

Your son sounds just like my nephews. Those are their two faves too: John Deere equipment and excavators.

The party looks fun too!

April said...

Wow, it's hard to believe that school is almost over. My two kids are so excited. I've been looking for pork recipes to try and this one looks good.

Mary said...

I really like this recipe and must say I think your daughter is darling. This is my first visit to your blog and I had planned only to say hello and then move on. Instead, I began to read some of your earlier posts and stayed far longer than I had intended. I really like your blog and will be back as often as I can. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

~~louise~~ said...

What a fun post Heidi. I just returned form Idaho to visit the grandkids. They too LOVE the camera:) I was there for their dance recital. Your son sounds just like Noah; tractors and animals. How cute. And Sophie, oh goodness. I'd say there isn't a shy bone in her.

Your pork looks GREAT! I love it wrapped in bacon. Yummy!!!

Thank you so much for sharing...Cherish every priceless pose:)

Delishhh said...

Another great idea of what to do with pork tenderloin. Great idea! Thanks!