Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin - one of the best things we ate last week. Only 4 simple ingredients - pork tenderloin, bacon, brown sugar and chili powder. This only takes about 5 minutes to make and is ready to eat in under 30 minutes. Sweet and spicy in every bite!
Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and top with cooking rack.
In a shallow dish, combine brown sugar and chili powder.
Wrap bacon around pork tenderloin, securing with toothpicks if necessary.
Coat bacon wrapped pork tenderloin with the brown sugar and chili powder mixture. Place on baking sheet.
Bake for 25 minutes. Place under broiler for 2 to 3 minutes to crips up bacon, if desired.
When cooking pork tenderloin, it is important to remove the silver skin on the side of each pork tenderloin. The silver skin is a silvery-white sheen membrane on the pork tenderloins. It is a thick connective tissue and it doesn’t break down when the pork is cooked. I use a knife and carefully cut it off. If you don’t remove the silver skin, you will have a tough uneatable area on each tenderloin.
Is Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin gluten-free? Yes! All of the ingredients in the recipe are gluten-free.
Can Pork be pink? Yes! It is perfectly SAFE to eat pink pork. Pork needs to have a minimum internal temperature of 145ºF. We like to cook it on the higher end of medium-rare and let it rest for about 5 minutes before slicing. It only takes about 15 minutes to reach 145ºF, depending on how big your pork tenderloins are.
For extra flavor, brush the tenderloin with BBQ sauce before broiling.