A Recipe for Me

A Collection of Recipes from Lisa and Donna

Bacon-wrapped Pork Tenderloin

I recently discovered this gem of a recipe… just can’t remember where. I do know, everything tastes better with bacon!

What you need:

  • 2+/- pound pork tenderloin
  • 12 oz thick sliced bacon, smoked if you like
  • Salt and Pepper
  • String

What to do:

Preheat oven to 375F.

  1. Trim tenderloin of silver skin
  2. Wrap with bacon slices, overlapping bacon; depending on the tenderloin, this should take 8-12 or slices of bacon
  3. Truss tenderloin and bacon with string, to keep bacon attached to tenderloin
  4. Brown wrapped tenderloin, about 5 minutes on each side, in a hot cast iron skillet
  5. Insert meat thermometer, place tenderloin on baking rack, and place in oven
  6. Bake till thermometer reads 165f. Allow about 30 minutes for baking.
  7. Remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes. Slice and serve.

Bacon-wrapped, Stuffed Chicken Breasts

This recipe is more about technique for baked stuffed chicken. The filling could easily be substituted with whatever type of cheese or stuffing you like. I started with cream cheese and fresh chives.

What you need:

  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast per person, butterflied, and pounded slightly
  • Cream cheese, softened
  • Chopped fresh chives
  • -or-  Pre-packaged cream cheese and chives spread
  • 2-3 Bacon strips per chicken breast (smoked thick-sliced works great)

What to do:

Preheat oven to 350F.

Combined cream cheese and chives in a bowl and blend well. Spread a good spoonful of cheese mixture over chicken breast. Roll chicken breast to conceal the cheese mixture, and then wrap with bacon strips, securing with toothpicks as needed. Repeat for each chicken breast.

Place chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet (for easy clean-up). Bake for 30-35 minutes till cooked through. Broil for an addition 5+/- minutes to crisp up the bacon.