Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin on the Grill or Broiler

"We love this easy grilling recipe, and so does everyone we serve it to. We usually marinate it in Recipe #70178, but also have made the basic grilling method with no marinade, sprinkling the tenderloins with seasoned black pepper. These can also be placed on a rack and broiled in the oven. (Note: Cooking time does not include marinating time.)"
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Ready In:


  • 2 (1 -1 1/2 lb) pork tenderloin (1-1 1/2# ea.)
  • 14 - 13 lb thick sliced bacon


  • Marinate tenderloins in Recipe #70178 as directed or sprinkle tenderloins lightly with seasoned pepper.
  • Wrap tenderloins with bacon slices, securing with toothpicks.
  • Preheat right-side burners set to medium or use regular grill with coals set to one side.
  • With drip-pan (we use throw-away small aluminum pan) place pork loins over indirect heat. OR, place on broiling pan and broil in oven.
  • Grill covered, turning every so often until bacon is brown and cooked on all sides.
  • When bacon is cooked and brown pork tenderloins should be done -- usually in 20 to 30 minutes. Recommended internal temperature is 155 dg., but we've never bought one!
  • After meat is done, remove and let rest for 5 minutes. Remove toothpicks and cut in 1" to 1 1/2" slices and serve, still wrapped in bacon.

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  1. Hubby really liked this! On our barbeque it took an hour with indirect heat on high. I marinated the meat for 8 hours which made it very moist, but the wonderful flavor didn't penetrate to the center of the tenderloin. I would definitely make this again, perhaps scoring the meat and preseasoning the pork with some salt along with the pepper. Really beautiful presentation too, so this would be a good dish for company. Thanks for a keeper Mareesme!


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