Since October is National Pork Month have y'all run out and gotten your pork tenderloins with this $2 off Costco Pork coupon here? I used mine to get a tenderloin this week, so I could share this favorite recipe with you. This family favorite is one that we actually make for holiday dinners instead of turkey!
Yes, we're weird like that.
We like to make our own traditions at the Stundins house, like eating french fries with our toes and choosing Halloween Costumes. And pork tenderloin instead of turkey. But this is truly everyone's favorite meat dish hands-down. There have never been left-overs, sadly, because I think it would make a great cold sandwich the next day. These boys just eat until they cry.
Bacon-Wrapped Whiskey Pork Tenderloin
A Costco Pork Tenderloin (the size you need for your family)
Crushed Garlic (I like to use the kind in a jar)
Mix together in a big pourable measuring cup-
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 cup Whiskey
1 teaspoon Crushed Garlic
1/2 teaspoon Powdered Ginger
1/8 teaspoon Thyme
Wrap your tenderloin with about 10 strips of bacon. Place it in a glass pan appropriate for baking in the oven.
Pour your marinade over your tenderloin.
Cover pan with foil.
Because of it's size, I baked mine in oven at 375 degrees for 1 hour, until a meat thermometer inserted thru center read 145 degrees (Estimate about 20-30 minutes per pound). In May, the USDA reduced the temperature guideline for pork loins, chops and roasts from 160 to 145 degrees F, with a three-minute rest. This will yield a juicy, flavorful product that may be pinker in color than most of us home cooks are used to. Ground pork, like all ground meat, should still be cooked to 160 degrees.
Take out of oven, and take off foil. Then, use a turkey baster to suck up marinade in the pan and squirt over your tenderloin again. Turn oven down to 200 degrees and bake another 15 minutes uncovered to brown crisp the bacon.
Take out, let rest for 3-5 minutes.
Slice and serve. You can drip a spoonful of marinade from the pan over each slice of tenderloin when you serve it. Inspiring, yes? What would you serve as a side dish?
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Mommy's Wish List Disclosure: I was selected by The National Pork Board and Costco to participate in this sponsored recipe program thru The Motherhood. While I have been compensated for my time and grocery costs, my opinions are my own.
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