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Roasted Rosemary Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin in a white dish on a white table cloth
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5 from 2 votes

Rosemary Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin

This delicious and easy weeknight Rosemary Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin is juicy and flavorful and will fill your home with its mouthwatering aroma.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon pork loin, easy pork loin
Servings: 3
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes

Ingredients

  • 4 garlic cloves – finely chopped
  • 2 heads of garlic – halved crosswise
  • 4 sprigs Rosemary – fresh coarsely chopped
  • 4 sprigs of Rosemary – fresh and whole
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 4 Tbs olive oil – divided
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 11/2 lb pork tenderloin
  • 4 slices thick bacon – no flavoring added to bacon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425
  • Toss the chopped garlic, chopped fresh Rosemary, salt, pepper and 2 tbs olive oil together in a small bowl.
  • Rub mixture on the pork loin and place in a zip lock bag and allow to marinate in the refrigerator x 1 hour – up to 24 hours.
  • When ready to cook, spread the whole fresh rosemary sprigs in the bottom of an oven safe large baking dish.
  • Remove tenderloin from the zip lock bag and wrap with the four slices of bacon so that the bacon slices begin and end on the bottom side of the tenderloin (to secure bacon in place)
  • Lay the tenderloin on top of the rosemary sprigs and then place the halved garlic beside the tenderloin (as close a possible) in the baking dish.
  • Drizzle everything with the remaining 2 tbs of olive oil and any remaining contents of the marinating bag.
  • Roast in the oven at 425 until an instant read thermometer reads 145. This will depend on the size of the pork loin and the temperature the pork loin began at. So- start checking at about 25 minutes (remove roast from the oven, insert thermometer in the thickest part of the roast – allow to read. Replace into the oven if needed and check again in about 5-10 minutes. Do not allow roast to go over 145 or will start to be dry, stringy and chewy).
  • When roast has come to the correct temperature, remove from the oven and allow it to rest for 10 minutes – that means, don’t do anything to it for 10 minutes. This allows time for the juices to go back into the meat so that it will be juicy and tender.

Notes

Easy and simple way to make a juicy porkloin.
When wrapping with bacon, make sure the bacon covers the exposed parts of the pork loin.
If you aren't crazy about the garlic, do not worry about the amount of garlic in this recipe.  The garlic simply perfumes the meat, you won't be eating whole heads of garlic, unless you really like garlic.  In which case, go ahead and eat the garlic, or spread it on toast because it is yummy!

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal