Grilled Pork Loin With Bacon

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Sharlene~W

Flavorful moist pork roast. Best on the barbecue grill, but can be roasted in oven.

Top Review by KCShell

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!

Directions

  1. Chop bacon. Mince garlic.
  2. Crush rosemary and combine with bacon and garlic.
  3. Cut pork loin lengthwise almost all the way through middle, leaving 1/4 inch uncut meat along one side.
  4. Open and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Spread the bacon mixture over the cut surface of meat; close and tie.
  6. Sprinkle outside of pork loin with salt and pepper.
  7. Prepare coals for indirect heat with drip pan in center.
  8. Sear meat at edge of grill directly over coals.
  9. Move to center, over drip pan.
  10. Cover the grill.
  11. Cook meat until cooked through (160°F) (45-60 minutes).
  12. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
  13. Watch temperature and be sure not to overcook.
  14. (Those new remote thermometers for the grill are great for this!) You could also roast in oven, but not as flavorful.

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