Simply Saucy Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin INGREDIENTS
4 lb. boneless center-cut pork loin roast (untied), fat and silver skin trimmed 1
2 tsp . kosher salt 1 tsp. ground black pepper 1 tbsp. vegetable oil 8 to 9 bacon slices 1 cup barbecue sauce DIREC TIONS Preheat oven to 450°F. Season pork with salt and pepper. Heat oil in large skillet over medium- higheat. Add pork and brown on all sides, about 6 min. eat. Add pork and brown on all sides, about Transfer to plate, cool for 10 min. Wrap bacon slices around roast; do not overlap bacon. Tie lengthwise and crosswise with kitchen string to hold bacon in place; tuck bacon ends under string. Place on rack in roasting pan, tucked-end side down. Roast 15 min. Turn pork over, reduce temperature to 350°F; roast 15 min. Remove rack and return pork to pan, tucked-end side up. Roasturning occasionally for about 50 min., until bacon urning occasionally for about is browned and thermometer inserted in center of roast reads 145°F. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 min. S kim fat from pan juices, leave browned juices in pan. Add barbecue sauce and your preferred ingredient (see Simple Sauces*
). Simmer over
medium heat, stirring to loosen browned bits in pan; simmer 2 min. Remove strings, carve pork and serve with sauce. Serves 10 SIMPLE SAUCES Choose one ingredient for your sauce: Savory: Whisk 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard into sauce. Spicy: Stir 2 tbsp. pickled jalape n os, drained and finely chopped, into sauce. Fruity: Stir 8.25-oz. can crushed pineapple, drained, into sauce. Smoky: Add 1 or 2 minced chipotle chilies in adobo (canned) to sauce.
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For best results, cook pork
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internal temperature of 145˚F, as
measured by an instant-read
thermometer. Allow it to rest for
three minutes, then enjoy!
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