Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

BACON WRAPPED PORK TENDERLOIN

Serves: 6-8       Prep Time: 2 hours (includes marinating time)    Cook Time:  90 minutes

1 -  3 to 3½ pound pork tenderloin

butchers twine

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup pure maple syrup (plus additional for serving)

1 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon black pepper, divided

1/2 pound bacon


-Use 4-5 pieces of butchers twine to tie the two pieces of pork tenderloin snugly together.

-Place the pork in a bowl and pour the balsamic vinegar and maple syrup over the meat.

-Turn to coat several times and place the pork in the fridge to marinate for a minimum of 2 hours.

-Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

-Remove the pork from the marinade and place in a prepared baking dish.

-Season with salt and pepper.

-Wrap the bacon slices evenly around the meat, overlapping as needed.

-Pour the marinade over the meat, sprinkle with additional pepper and roast the pork in the preheated oven for approximately 90 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.

-Allow the pork to sit covered for about 10 minutes and then slice and serve with additional maple syrup.