Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
Flavorful moist pork roast. Best on the barbecue grill, but can be roasted in oven.
- Chop bacon. Mince garlic.
- Crush rosemary and combine with bacon and garlic.
- Cut pork loin lengthwise almost all the way through middle, leaving 1/4 inch uncut meat along one side.
- Open and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Spread the bacon mixture over the cut surface of meat; close and tie.
- Sprinkle outside of pork loin with salt and pepper.
- Prepare coals for indirect heat with drip pan in center.
- Sear meat at edge of grill directly over coals.
- Move to center, over drip pan.
- Cover the grill.
- Cook meat until cooked through (160°F) (45-60 minutes).
- Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
- Watch temperature and be sure not to overcook.
- (Those new remote thermometers for the grill are great for this!) You could also roast in oven, but not as flavorful.
Tremendous! I have made this twice. Cooked the bacon as others stated. Both times, I cooked it in the oven first. First time for 40 minutes, this was too long. Second time, 25 minutes, using a thermometer to check the temp and it was barely 160* at that point. Finished it on the grill-about another 15 minutes. Much better the second time! I prefer my pork loin to be about 165 - 168* and this worked well doing it this way. I am putting this recipe in my BEST OF ZAAR so far cookbook. Thanks!
Have made pork loin wrapped with bacon on the grill before with crushed fennel seed and its incredible that way so modified this accordingly: We have an herb garden ready for harvest so chopped some rosemary and mixed with garlic and maple bacon. Made a bed of sliced potatoes and onions with a few sprigs of rosemary and couple sprigs of tyme. Rubbed with olive oil. Sprinkled extra bacon mix around and placed the loin on top, fat side up. I had to sprinkle a few fennel seeds on top along with the salt and pepper. Baked at 450 for 10 minutes and down to 350 for the balance of 1 hour. Rest for 10 minutes - was moist with a perfect blend of flavors!
This recipe was great! I put mine in the oven with rosemary-sprinkled potatoes and a can of chicken broth for close to 2hrs at 350 and it was a big hit with my family! I thought the bacon flavor would be overpowering but it was just right and the rosemary just brought the two flavors together nicely. I'll be making this one again! Thanks!