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Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Even though summer is coming to a close, we are not done with the grill. I think I will drag that out for as long as possible. The idea of this bacon wrapped tenderloin comes from my cousin, Alvina, who hosted us while in Manitoba this summer. Alvina used seasoned pepper, garlic salt and seasoning salt. When I prepared this recently, I did not have the same spices she had, but found the recipe quite forgiving, turning out very nice with an added (thyme) herb mix from Palestine, which I got at Ten Thousand Villages at one of our signings.
  • 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 lb pork tenderloin
  • sliced bacon (maybe 10 - 12 slices)
  • seasoning salt
  • (Zatun) thyme herb mix
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  1. Sprinkle pork somewhat generously with spices.
  2. Cover, lengthwise, with slices of bacon.
  3. Cut a long piece of kitchen twine (longer than a yard or meter long), wrap and tie it around one end, holding the bacon in place. Continue wrapping with twine, looping it and and extending it another inch as you go down. Knot at the end and, if you have twine left, bring it up, around the back side and knot again.
  4. Place on grill at 325° F, lid on for most of the time, turning slowly to brown all sides. for about 25-35 minutes, depending on thickness of pork. ((145°F before resting)
  5. Transfer to serving dish, remove twine, and cover with aluminum wrap to sit for about 5-10 minutes before removing twine and slicing. Serves four.
To complete this meal, we roasted thickly sliced yams, in the oven, seasoned with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper as well as grilled chopped baby asparagus on the grill, seasoned with olive oil and garlic.

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  1. This sounds great. I love to grill a tenderloin and wrapping it in bacon and some herby flavor sounds wonderful!

  2. Since i love grilling i wont stop doing it until it gets really cold out!. I never thought about making anything like this on a grill, im just a simple type of man,lol. Richard

  3. Pork tenderloin is one of my favourite things to cook. Thanks for another recipe to try.

  4. could this be done in the oven?


  5. I came across your website and really love it. I look forward to referring to it on a regular basis. Thanks for such great ideas and everything looks and sounds amazing.


  6. Our grill season is done...but I'm thinking to cook it in the oven..thyanks for the idea. hugs, Flavia

  7. I would be curious to know how you did the vegetables. Were they on the grill too? If so, what was your method?

  8. Lorrie,
    I have a grilling pan that you can use on the grill. (it's on one of the photos... in the background- looks like a pot with holes in it) In a bowl, drizzle veggies with olive oil and season with crushed garlic -transfer to grilling pan and cook them on the BBQ (grill) stirring every so goes quite slow.

  9. Vicky, I've never done it in the oven this way... but you could roast a porkloin in the oven just like a small roast. You could sear it in a pan and transfer to oven into a covered dish, putting some vegetables alongside and have a whole meal. Olive oil and rosemary are good on it.

  10. Please tell me what (zatun) thyme herb mix is and where to purchase it. Thank you. Edie.

    1. It's a spice rup I got from Ten Thousand Villages, but you can just use thyme.

    2. Thanks so much. I'll look for it.


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