Friday, March 21, 2014
Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
1 thin pork tenderloin, about 1lb.
Fresh ground pepper
1/2 lemon for fresh-squeezed juice
8-10 strips of bacon
1 tablespoons reserved bacon drippings
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cook the bacon but remove while still soft, and set aside. Sear the pork tenderloin until browned in 2 tablespoons of bacon grease over medium-high heat, sprinkling about 1/2 teaspoon of each spice on each side and squeezing the lemon over the top. Remove and wrap in bacon strips. Pin with toothpicks if necessary. Place in oven for about 30 minutes until cooked through. Remove toothpicks, slice and plate. This dish is incredible paired with colorful sides like mixed greens, fiesta corn, or fresh fruit. Actually, it's fabulous with homemade mashed potatoes, too. So stinkin' good. Mmmmm.