Bacon Wrapped Baked Pork Tenderloin With Balsamic Carrots

>>>Bacon Wrapped Baked Pork Tenderloin With Balsamic Carrots
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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.

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.

There are so man great things on the plate in this bacon wrapped baked pork tenderloin recipe, all designed to be relatively subtle so that the subtle flavour of the pork tenderloin is still there. 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 and it feels special despite being all rather simple. 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, back to pork tenderloin, 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 for something that will be perfectly soft and moist… It’s the perfect mid-week meat for me, whether it is pork tenderloin with a cheese sauce or indeed in a take on sweet and sour pork.

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.

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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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.
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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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. All told this can be on your table in a shade under an hour.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Modern European
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2
Calories 1046 kcal
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):

  1. Take your head of garlic and cut off the top, and drizzle with a teaspoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

  2. Wrap in tin foil and bake at 200°C or 400°F for 45 minutes.

  3. Heat the beans in water just before you take the garlic out of the oven and add to the blender.

  4. 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.

  5. Taste and add more salt as required.

  6. You can make this puree in advance and heat just before serving.

For the Honey Balsamic Carrots (20 minutes):

  1. Melt the butter in a pan over a medium heat and when it begins to foam add the carrots.

  2. Cook for 2-3 minutes then season with salt and add the balsamic vinegar and honey.

  3. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes.

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

  1. Season your pork tenderloin well with pepper, the bacon should provide ample salt.

  2. Wrap the tenderloin with bacon.

  3. Heat a non stick pan over a high heat and sear the tenderloin on all sides.

  4. When seared transfer to a baking tray and bake in the oven  at 200°C or 400°F for 15 minutes.

  5. Remove from the oven tent with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

For the Broccoli Puree (25 minutes):

  1. Cook your broccoli in a steamer basket over boiling water until tender but still vibrant green, this should take 10-12 minutes.

  2. Add your broccoli to a blender, then add your melted butter, Parmesan cheese and cream cheese and blend to a smooth puree.

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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.
2018-06-27T20:04:08+00:00

8 Comments

  1. Lisa Huff February 13, 2018 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    You had me at bacon! 🙂 We are big pork tenderloin fans here at our house too and this is perfect!

  2. Dannii February 13, 2018 at 11:10 am - Reply

    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.

    • Brian Jones February 13, 2018 at 12:46 pm - Reply

      Mine too 😀 Oddly enough we have burgers on the menu for cherrub day 😀

  3. Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine February 13, 2018 at 9:06 am - Reply

    The honey balsamic carrots sound incredible! What an elegant meal here. My husband the pork eater would love this dish for Valentine’s day!

    • Brian Jones February 13, 2018 at 9:21 am - Reply

      They really are, it is very much a dish made better by the parts working together all filling in the gaps left by the former.

  4. Veena Azmanov February 13, 2018 at 7:21 am - Reply

    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.

    • Brian Jones February 13, 2018 at 9:20 am - Reply

      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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