What's For Dinner: Bacon Wrapped Pork Medallions
It’s hard to deny the fact that bacon makes everything taste better (unless of course you’re a vegetarian or keep kosher). Taking a piece of meat and wrapping it in bacon is nothing short of a piece of heaven, although your heart and cholesterol may think differently. If you’re all for that smokey tasty goodness, try out this recipe. If it’s too much pork for you to handle, you can easily swap out the pork tenderloin for beef, or even chicken.
This recipe is for 4 servings.
8 slices bacon
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 pounds pork tenderloin
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1.Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F.
2.Place the bacon in a large, oven-safe skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until lightly browned and still flexible, 6 to 7 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Remove any excess bacon grease from the skillet. Combine garlic powder, seasoning salt, basil, and oregano in a small bowl. Set aside.
3.Wrap the pork tenderloin with the bacon strips securing with 1 or 2 toothpicks per strip of bacon. Slice the tenderloin between each bacon strip to create the medallions. Dip both sides of the medallions in seasoning mix. Melt butter and oil together in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Cook each medallion for 4 minutes on each side.
4.Place skillet into the preheated oven and bake until the pork is no longer pink in the center, 17 to 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F.