For my Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin recipe, crispy bacon surrounds a moist, tender, and juicy Pork Tenderloin. Gently smoked on the grill 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 make this Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin recipe with indirect heat on a charcoal grill for roughly around 45 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer measures 145F. I occasionally toss bits of 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 my Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin recipe:
- 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
Here’s my Herbed New Potatoes recipe:
- 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