I have so many new dishes to dish out to you guys! This weekend was pretty delicious. A big thanks to Mr. Bobby Flay for his excellent usage of bacon.


Bacon-Herb Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

  • 1 head garlic, top sliced off
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pork tenderloins (about 1 to 1 1/2 pound each) trimmed of excess fat
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 12 fresh sage leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 12 1/4-inch thick slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place garlic in a small ramekin, drizzle with 1-tablespoon olive oil, and wrap in foil. Bake until soft, about 45 minutes. When cool enough to handle, squeeze garlic flesh from head into a small bowl.

Arrange tenderloins on work surface. Rub the top each tenderloin with 1/2 of the roasted garlic and season with salt and pepper. Mix together the herbs and scatter half of the mix over the garlic on each tenderloin. Wrap 6 strips of bacon around each tenderloin and tie bacon in place with kitchen twine.

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Heat oil in a medium, skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the tenderloins until golden brown on all sides. Transfer seared tenderloins to medium roasting pan; place in the oven and cook to medium doneness about 8 to10 minutes. Transfer tenderloins to cutting board and let stand 10 minutes. Remove twine before carving.

TIP: We have a meat thermometer and allowed the pork to cook throughout. It actually took around 30min instead of the 8-10 min the recipe called for.


5 responses to “Yum.

  1. Thanks for the granola bar recipe! I am def. going to try this and pass it on to my paleo-eating brother in law. After looking at some of the other recipes on here, you’ve ALMOST convinced me to give this paleo thing a try. Maybe I should start incorporating a couple of your recipes each week!


  2. this tasted especially good in the emergency room hallway!!! 🙂

  3. kirby,

    thanks for the referral. it never hurts to try! you can use me for the support if you decide to make the switch:)

    miss you girl!


    no better place for bacon… the er hallway! loved spending the time with you and joy!


  4. Mercy that was tasty! Thanks JoJo.

    (Jen here, posing as Drew)

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