Smoked Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin

Bacon is wrapped around a pork tenderloin stuffed with fresh apples and glazed with barbecue sauce.

Pork and apple are a traditional combination. However, there is no need to make applesauce when the apples are stuffed into the pork. Bacon-wrapped tenderloin adds even more flavor with bacon wrapped around pork loin and smoked.

You can use any store-bought BBQ sauce, from sweet to spicy. Or, step it up a notch and make your own. This recipe only has one application of the glaze, but to make it shinier then this can be repeated multiple times.

Though stuffed with fruit, it is nice to serve this pork tenderloin with an additional side dish. Try grilled veggies, cooked grains, or even a simple salad. 

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The full pork tenderloin resting on a cooling rack after being cooked and glazed.
Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin is stuffed and wrapped to create a special outdoor dinner.
Sliced Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin served on a white plate next to cooked broccoli and ready to eat.
Stuffed with fresh apples with a touch of rosemary, tenderloin is wrapped with bacon and smoked in this Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin recipe that is perfect for your next backyard gathering.
Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin after being smoked, sitting on the grill grates.
This Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin is smoked in a traditional low heat smoker with a touch of fruit wood to help with the color and taste.
Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin prepared, resting on a cooling rack, and ready to be smoked.
Stuffed with fresh apples, tenderloin is wrapped with bacon and smoked in this Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin.
Bacon is wrapped around a pork tenderloin stuffed with fresh apples and glazed with barbecue sauce.
The finished result of the Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin results in a clean cut tenderloin and exposing the apple stuffing.

Smoked Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin Recipe

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Bacon is wrapped around a pork tenderloin stuffed with fresh apples and glazed with barbecue sauce.
Pork and apple are a traditional combination, but there is no need to make applesauce when the apples are stuffed into the pork suck as in this Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin recipe.
Preparation 30 minutes
Cook 3 hours
Ready in 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
CourseDinner
InfluenceGlobal
DifficultySeasoned
MethodSmoke
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Ingredients

  • 2 green apples peeled and sliced
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 3 tablespoons BBQ sauce store-bought or homemade
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • 10 slices bacon
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin

Equipment

  • smoker
  • fruit wood chunks

Directions

  • Preheat a smoker to 225 degrees F (107 degrees C). Add the fruitwood chunks.
  • In a shallow skillet, cook the apples with the rosemary and a little bit of water over medium heat until just tender, 3 to 5 minutes. (Smoking the apples stuffed in the loin isn’t enough heat to cook them through.)
  • In a small bowl combine the BBQ sauce and apple juice to form a glaze. Set aside.
  • Layout the bacon slices side by side to create a large sheet.
  • Place the tenderloin on one edge of the bacon slices, perpendicular to the pork. Slice down the center of the tenderloin and fill with the prepared apples. Wrap the bacon up and over the pork and apples to completely cover. 
  • Place the tenderloin seam side down in the smoker and cook until your preferred doneness, about 3 hours.
  • When the pork has almost finished cooking, brush evenly with the glaze. Cook for 10 minutes. Brush with glaze again and cook for an additional 10 minutes. 
  • Remove the pork from the smoker and let rest 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutritional Information

Sodium: 560mgCalcium: 22mgVitamin C: 4mgVitamin A: 116IUSugar: 15gFiber: 2gPotassium: 693mgCholesterol: 110mgCalories: 439kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 9gFat: 26gProtein: 31gCarbohydrates: 20gIron: 2mg

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