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Apple Bacon Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

22 May

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Okay, not patting myself on the back, but this is one of the “better” photos I have taken of food recently. ( HA! I usually suck at food photography..) But, yes. This meal is as good as it looks. The sweetness from the Washington apple slices and the saltiness from the pork bacon create what I like to call, “flavor heaven”. There is something special about combining sweet and salty together that just makes food so good. This recipe is actually pretty easy and shouldnt take longer than 35 minutes. Note: you will need a meat tenderizer, mallet, or plastic wrap and a hammer to flatten meat.

INGREDIENTS

1 pork tenderloin 1-2 lbs
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 washington apple, sliced in thin strips
4 strips of bacon
1 tsp of pepper
1 tsp of onion powder
1 tbsp of olive oil

DIRECTIONS preheat your grill to 450 F

1. Take your pork tenderloin and cut it in half, long ways making 2 thick strips. On a flat surface, you will be pounding your tenderloin strips to flatten them out. This will require a meat tenderizer, a mallet, or if you dont have either of these, cover your tenderloin strips with plastic wrap and use a hammer. Flatten to around 1/2 inch thick. It doesnt have to be perfect, just enough so you can roll the tenderloin up later.

2. Season your flattened tenderloin strips with pepper and onion powder on all sides. On one side, lay out two strips of bacon, garlic, and several thin apple slices on each strip of pork. Roll each tenderloin strip up with the bacon and apples on the inside. You should end up with two wide stuffed tenderlion rolls looking like burritos.

3. Lightly coat the outside of the rolls with olive oil before setting on the grill. Using either metal tongs or spatchula, gently place each roll on hot grill. Grill each side for 12 minutes for a medium done tenderloin. Take care while flipping so they dont break open. Cook 15 minutes on each side for well done. Serve immediately and enjoy the goodness!

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Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Pork, The "Kills"

 

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