Preview: This Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Raspberry Chipotle Sauce is a spectacular way to spoil your family and friends.
Consider yourself warned about the come-hither aroma wafting from your oven as this recipe bakes. I promise you. Every man, woman, and child within sniffing distance of your kitchen will be begging for a sample.
With only 4 ingredients (pepper doesn’t count), you won’t even need a recipe after making this bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin the first time. The spicy sauce combined with the cream cheese filling will be a winner at your dinner table.
A big thanks to my friend Scooter, of Scooter’s Spaghetti fame, who shared this recipe with me a few weeks ago. My husband went crazy for it.
I recently served this stuffed tenderloin to my sister who was in town from Alabama with her husband. They pronounced it a winner. I hope you and the people at your dinner table will enjoy it, too.
Why the cream cheese filling?
Consider the cream cheese a built-in condiment. The contrast between the mild and creamy cheese, the crispy bacon, and the sweet and spicy sauce will have your taste-buds begging for more.
The bacon combined with raspberry chipotle sauce and pork makes for an exquisite sweet, salty, smoky flavor.
Tips for making Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin:
Cover your pan or baking dish with foil (include the sides).
You’ll thank me when it comes time to do the dishes.
Don’t use thick-sliced bacon.
Thin bacon gets nice and crispy which is what you want. If you live near a Braum’s store, you might try their thin bacon. It cooks up beautifully. (It also microwaves nicely for a BLT.)
In regard to the amount of raspberry chipotle sauce.
I didn’t specify an amount in the recipe. Go sparingly if you don’t like a lot of spicy heat. Be generous if you do. Serve with extra sauce on the side if you live in Texas. I have only tried Fischer and Wieser raspberry chipotle sauce because I’ve been told it’s the best.
The recipe as written serves 3-4 carnivores.
It can be easily doubled, tripled, or more.
Put your dinner over the top by serving homemade slider buns to make miniature sandwiches.
How to assemble the pork tenderloin and wrap it with bacon:
(If you prefer, watch the video above.)
Crazy about bacon?
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Hope to see you again soon!
p.s. If you have any questions or suggestions, you can email me privately: paula at saladinajar.com.