We’re serious meat eaters here if you hadn’t noticed. And we love our pork tenderloin. Here’s a new recipe we tried recently and loved!
1 1/2 lb pork tenderloin
1 Tbsp cajun seasoning
1 Tbsp brown sugar
6 strips bacon
3 Tbsp apricot preserves
1 Tbsp grainy Dijon mustard
If you need to make up some Cajun Seasoning, try this:
3 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper
We start by rubbing the pork tenderloin with a mixture of the Cajun seasoning and brown sugar.
Next, wrap the tenderloin in the bacon. You may want to use some butcher’s twine to hold it together.
Heat your oven safe skillet over medium heat, then add the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin. You’re going to cook it in the skillet until is browned on all sides–approximately 10-15 minutes.
Now, transfer your skillet to a preheated 400F oven. Roast until the pork’s internal temp is 140F. That should be about 10-15 minutes.
Just before it is done in the oven, brush on a mixture of apricot preserves and mustard. We don’t want the sugar to burn, but we want to warm it up nicely and give it a little time to combine with the meat juices.
Now, take it out and let it rest covered for 5 minutes.
You are ready to eat!