Crispy Bacon surrounds a moist, tender, and juicy Pork Tenderloin. Gently smoked with pecan wood and simply seasoned with fresh thyme, salt, and pepper. I served it with buttery, and steaming hot, rosemary, thyme, and oregano, Herbed New Potatoes.
I cooked the Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with indirect heat on a charcoal grill for roughly around 45 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer measures 145F. I occasionally toss bits of pecan wood over the coals to give the Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin and the sizzling hot bacon just a whisper of smokiness.
The Herbed New Potatoes were tightly sealed in aluminum foil, with butter, red onions, salt, pepper and fresh herbs then cooked directly over the hot coals for 45 minutes.
Here’s how I make both:
Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin:
- 2 Pork Tenderloins
- 16 Slices Bacon
- Fresh Thyme
- Black Pepper
-Trim the pork tenderloins of excess fat and connective tissues
-Line a sheet tray with aluminum foil
-Lay 8 slices of bacon down side by side on top of the foil
-Sprinkle the bacon with fresh thyme, salt and pepper
-Sprinkle the pork tenderloin with fresh thyme, salt and pepper
-Lay the pork tenderloin lengthwise across the top of the bacon
-Start at one end of the pork tenderloin and wrap the bacon around it, use a toothpick to hold the bacon in place, repeat for all the bacon slices.
-Repeat process for the second pork tenderloin
-Light the charcoal and pile it on one side of the grill
While waiting for the charcoal to get to the right stage (glowing coals, not raging fire) prepare the Herbed New Potatoes
Herbed New Potatoes
- 2 Pounds Small New Potatoes, halved
- 2 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary
- 4 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
- 4 Sprigs Fresh Oregano
- 4 Tablespoons Butter
- 2 Teaspoons Salt
- 2 Teaspoons Black Pepper
-Lay a sheet of aluminum foil on the countertop
-Place all the ingredients on top of the foil
-Fold up the foil to create a tightly sealed package
-Lay a second sheet of aluminum foil on the counter and double wrap the potatoes.
-Place the potato package directly over the coals
-Place the pork tenderloin on the opposite side of the grill away from the coals
-Place some wood chips on the grate over the coals to gently smoke the meat, cover the grill
-Turn the potato package ever 10 minutes
-It is not necessary to turn the pork tenderloin
-Roast the pork tenderloin until an instant-read thermometer reads 145F (63C)
-Let the pork tenderloin rest for 10 minutes before carving
-Remove potatoes after around 45-50 minutes