BBQ bacon wrapped pork tenderloin is what bacon on bacon dreams are made of.
Bacon wrapped anything is excellent any day of the week.
We use a homemade BBQ pork rub for any of the pork dishes we prep and cook.
The rub is a bit sweeter and gives the meat the proper color and amazing flavor.
The best part of pork tenderloin is it is a pretty quick cook time in comparison to other barbecue meats.
This can be argued, but our opinion is that pork tenderloin is best at 145-150 degrees.
Brad would have wrapped this in bacon twice, because… mmm bacon. But, Steph was already out raged at the wrapping of pork with pork, but the bacon is also functional.
As the bacon cooks, it renders down and that fat will absorb into the pork tenderloin. This will also help provide a lot of flavor, tenderness, and moisture.
During the cook, use a water pan. Simply use a foil pan with water and place it in your grill or pit. This will keep the cooker nice and humid and less likely to dry out the pork.
Despite the initial argument around the appropriate levels of pork in a single recipe, we moved passed it and this recipe was totally worth it!
Easy Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
- 1-2 lb Whole Pork Tenderloin
- 1 Package Bacon
BBQ Pork Rub
- 2 Tbsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 Tbsp Chili Powder
- 1 Tbsp Paprika
- 1 Tsp Chipotle Powder
- 1 Tbsp Mustard Powder
- 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
- Lay out 3/4 of the pack of bacon on a cutting board or cookie sheet.
- Take the pork tenderloin and place it at one end of the laid out bacon.
- Roll the tenderloin up with the bacon.
- Season all sides thoroughly and evenly with the Pork BBQ rub.
- Heat up the Grill to 450 degrees. IF you prefer to go low and slow heat up your smoker to 250 degrees. Add water pan to keep humidity in the cook area.
- Rotate the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin a few times during the cook.
- Cook until the internal temperature of the pork is 145-150 degrees. If you prefer it to be more well done you may cook it to 160 degrees.
Pork BBQ Rub
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl or mason jar. Make sure the rub is mixed evenly.
If you have any other ideas for bacon wrapping all the things, tell us in the comments!