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!
I combined this recipe with the recipe Honey-Grilled Pork Loin. It came out wonderful and I would recommend doing it.
very good recipe even cooked in the oven! i can't wait to try it on the grill when we get a new grate!!
Great recipe, and if you like potatoes and you're grilling the loin then throw the potatoes in the drip pan with some salt - you will NOT regret it.
Yum! Coooked the bacon prior and cooked in the oven with red potatoes as another reviewer did. Was really good, but will try it on the grill next time to get that added smokey flavor.
Very good but I would partially cook the garlic, I used cooked bacon and it was very good. Served with Marvelous Broccoli Salad!.
used hickory chips after searing on the grill. gave it a little extra flavor
It was so easy to make and called for ingredients I already had. My husband loved it. I should have precooked the bacon as BonnieG stated but it was still delicious. Thank you!