Tasty Tenderloin for Easter Dinner
March 17, 2014
Spring is officially here! I feel after such a long and harsh winter I should have some sort of celebration or parade to welcome Spring back. Of course, with Spring comes Easter and now is a great time to figure out exactly what will be on the menu this year. I decided to browse some recipes at Kraftrecipes.com for some new ideas. We traditionally go with ham but if you are looking to branch out a bit or simply want something that is going to be less fuss, this Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin is a fabulous choice! While it contains only a few ingredients, it is a show stopper. You can easily double the recipe and make two at the same time to feed a larger group or for leftovers.
It turned out amazing.
No, really, amazing.
It was so tender and flavorful that I thought it was a little bit of heaven. Which is totally fitting for Easter, right?
I used OSCAR MAYER Naturally Hardwood Smoked bacon rather than uncured bacon because I happen to have some on hand. It worked great so feel free to use which kind you prefer. No need to use toothpicks. I simply made sure the ends were underneath the tenderloin.
While Kraft recommends cooking until 135ºF, I went to 145ºF before adding the glaze, because I prefer my pork cooked to 165ºF.
I used a silicone pastry brush to generously apply the glaze, but I still had some left over. I popped it back into the oven for another 10 minutes or so until the desired temperature was reached.
The results were really so beautiful! You can easily skip the broiler step that I added into the recipe. However I do like the nice golden brown color and little bit of crispiness a broiler adds. Just be sure to watch it very closely, so you don't burn your bacon.
I cooked up the rest of the bacon while my tenderloin cooked. This is great for adding some crumbled bacon to your side dishes. I served my pork loin with steamed green beans and seasoned baby red potatoes. A fruit or JELL-O salad along with a dinner would also be a great accompaniment!
My husband couldn't stop raving about this meal, and I really can't blame him. It was so good and prepared in under an hour!
If you are looking for more great Easter recipes check out Kraftrecipes.com. Don't forget to follow them via Facebook and Twitter to stay connected.
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