Bacon Wrapped Baked Pork Tenderloin With Balsamic Carrots

Anything wrapped in bacon is awesome so this simple bacon wrapped baked pork tenderloin really owns it and the whole meal is more simple than it looks.

Portrait image of Bacon wrapped Baked Pork Tenderloin slice on a broccoli puree with carrots

Bacon Wrapped Baked Pork Tenderloin With Balsamic Carrots.

There are so many great things on the plate in this bacon wrapped baked pork tenderloin recipe!

All of the flavours are designed to be subtle but distinct. Pork tenderloin is a delicate piece of meat with delicate flavours.

As such it is very easy to lose a beautiful piece of meat, that does not happen here!

There is no heavy sauce drizzle with a little of the cooking liquid from the balsamic carrots.

Then we have a creamy broccoli puree and a really sexy white bean and roasted garlic paste.

No matter what you do you will most definitely want to make this little delight that compliments so many foods. 

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Cooking With Pork Tenderloin.

I like cooking with pork tenderloin as it is super quick and simple to prepare.

This whole recipe, all four elements can be on your plate in an hour or less.

The elements like the broccoli puree and the garlic paste can be made in advance.

It just feels special despite being all rather simple.

I have many examples of great ways to dress up pork tenderloin and create a showy meal. Here are just a few, it even includes one to upgrade your grilling game!

It also scales up and down really well so whether you want to impress your loved one or are throwing a dinner party for 8 this baked pork tenderloin recipe has your back!

I do have to confess though that it does create a fair old mountain of washing up.

However, I sincerely recommend that you implement the ‘cook never does the dishes’ rule. A perfect way to divvy up the kitchen labour!

Enough of me offering advice as to how you work out your domestic arrangements!

Square image of Bacon wrapped Baked Pork Tenderloin slice on a broccoli puree with carrots

Can Pork Be Served Pink?

Absolutely, and pork tenderloin really does benefit from leaving it a little pink!

It is an exceptionally lean piece of meat so you must be careful not to over cook.

Keep it nice and pink, an internal temperature of around 63°C-65°C or 145°F-150°F after resting.

This will result in pork tenderloin that will be perfectly soft and moist.

Whilst the baked pork tenderloin is certainly the star of this dish the other elements are just as special.

 The white bean and roasted garlic puree is amazing!

It almost forms an emulsion similar to a thick mayonnaise but with heaps of sweet yet mellow roasted garlic flavour.

And and and, the broccoli puree I think that part is  my favourite, a subtle cheese back note that matches perfectly against the butter and balsamic roasted carrots which my wife loves!

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Bacon Wrapped Baked Pork Tenderloin With Balsamic Carrots

5 from 4 votes
Anything wrapped in bacon is awesome so this simple bacon wrapped baked pork tenderloin really owns it and the whole meal is more simple than it looks. All told this can be on your table in a shade under an hour.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Modern European
Keyword Bacon Wrapped Pork Recipe, Baked Pork Tenderloin Recipe, Dinner for 2, Pork Tenderloin Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2
Calories 1046kcal
Author Brian Jones

Ingredients

For the Bacon Wrapped Baked Pork Tenderloin:

  • 375 g Pork Tenderloin Trimmed and cleaned of sinew
  • 100 g Streaky bacon
  • Black Pepper Good grind

For the Roasted Garlic and White Bean Puree:

  • 1 Head Garlic Approx 75g
  • 75 g White Beans Cooked, canned are fine
  • 50 ml Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper To taste

For the Honey Balsamic Carrots:

  • 150 g Carrots I like to use small (30-40g) carrots cut into 3
  • 25 g Butter
  • 50 ml Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Pinch Salt

For the Broccoli Puree:

  • 250 g Broccoli Finely chopped, maybe 3-4mm, you want to cook it quite quickly to keep the colour
  • 15 g Parmesan Cheese Grated
  • 15 g Butter Melted
  • 50 g Cream Cheese
  • Salt To taste

Instructions

For the Roasted Garlic and White Bean Puree (50 minutes):

  • Take your head of garlic and cut off the top, and drizzle with a teaspoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Wrap in tin foil and bake at 200°C or 400°F for 45 minutes.
  • Heat the beans in water just before you take the garlic out of the oven and add to the blender.
  • Remove the garlic and squeeze out the contents of the cloves and add to the blender along with the olive oil and blend to a smooth puree.
  • Taste and add more salt as required.
  • You can make this puree in advance and heat just before serving.

For the Honey Balsamic Carrots (20 minutes):

  • Melt the butter in a pan over a medium heat and when it begins to foam add the carrots.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes then season with salt and add the balsamic vinegar and honey.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes.

For the Bacon Wrapped Baked Pork Tenderloin (30 minutes):

  • Season your pork tenderloin well with pepper, the bacon should provide ample salt.
  • Wrap the tenderloin with bacon.
  • Heat a non stick pan over a high heat and sear the tenderloin on all sides.
  • When seared transfer to a baking tray and bake in the oven  at 200°C or 400°F for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven tent with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

For the Broccoli Puree (25 minutes):

  • Cook your broccoli in a steamer basket over boiling water until tender but still vibrant green, this should take 10-12 minutes.
  • Add your broccoli to a blender, then add your melted butter, Parmesan cheese and cream cheese and blend to a smooth puree.
Anything wrapped in bacon is awesome so this simple bacon wrapped baked pork tenderloin really owns it and the whole meal is more simple than it looks. All told this can be on your table in a shade under an hour.
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Readers Comments

8 thoughts on “Bacon Wrapped Baked Pork Tenderloin With Balsamic Carrots”

  1. Oh balsamic carrots are one of my favourite side dishes. This looks like some delicious comfort food and would be a great valentine’s day option.

  2. I love anything wrapped in bacon but here i’m so drooling over that white bean paste. Sounds so incredible. The dish looks complicated but great to know you can prepare all elements in a hour.. Love such meals. Saving for later.

    • Enjoy, the bean and garlic puree is spectacular! Complicated is often in the way things look, to be honest with you this is much easier than the vast majority of ‘tasty’ dishes I see plastered all over the web.

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