Slow Cooker Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin Recipe - fancy enough for a dinner party but easy enough for a weeknight meal! Pork loin seasoned with garlic, rosemary, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and wrapped in bacon. Top the pork with a quick dijon fig glaze for a restaurant-quality meal!!! Pop the cooked pork loin under the broiler to crisp up the bacon. Everybody LOVED this easy slow cooker pork recipe!!
Combine brown sugar, garlic powder, rosemary, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
Season pork loin with brown sugar mixture on all sides.
Wrap bacon around pork loin and place in slow cooker.
Mix together fig jam and dijon mustard. Pour over pork loin.
Cover and cook on LOW 4 to 5 hours.
Remove pork from slow cooker and place under oven broiler for 2 to 3 minutes to crisp up bacon.
The bacon wrapped around the pork loin will be fully cooked when the pork loin is done. BUT it won't be crispy. I carefully took the pork loin out of the slow cooker and popped it under the broiler for a few minutes until the bacon was nice and crispy. That is totally optional, but I think it tastes (and looks) better.
This recipe uses a center-cut pork loin and not pork tenderloin. Pork loin and pork tenderloin are NOT the same and should not be substituted for each other. They are cut from different parts of the animal. They also look really different — pork tenderloin is thin and small, while a pork loin is wide enough that you can cut steak-like pieces from it.
Pork is safe to eat when it reaches an internal temperature of 145ºF. The pork will have a blush of pink and that is perfectly safe!
Do NOT overcook the pork. Overcooking the pork will make it dry and tough. Cooking the pork to 145ºF will ensure a tender and juicy pork loin.