Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin with Cornbread Stuffing

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SERVINGS
4
PREP TIME
10
MIN
COOK TIME
55
MIN
TOTAL TIME
1
HR
5
MIN
DIFFICULTY
Medium
  • 7 slices Farmer John® Thick Cut Bacon, divided
  • 1  Farmer John® California® Natural Pork Tenderloin
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 3/4 cup cornbread stuffing mix
  • 1/3 cup chopped red cooking apple (ie: Rome, Jonathan)
  • 3 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
  1. Heat oven to 375º F. Cut 3 slices bacon into ¼-inch wide slices. Cook in medium saucepan over medium-high heat until crisp; drain.
  2. Carefully pour all but 1 tablespoon grease from pan. Add butter and apple cider; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in cooked bacon, cornbread stuffing mix, apple, cranberries and pecans. If needed, add addition cider to moisten stuffing.
  3. Place 4 remaining slices of bacon about 2 inches apart down center of 15x10x1-inch baking sheet. Cut down center of tenderloin but not all the way through; lay flat on top of bacon slices.
  4. Spoon stuffing down center of tenderloin; wrap bacon slices around tenderloin, overlapping on top. Secure with wooden picks.
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes until internal temperature of stuffing reaches 160ºF. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin with Cornbread Stuffing

SERVINGS
4
PREP TIME
10
MIN
COOK TIME
55
MIN
TOTAL TIME
1
HR
5
MIN
DIFFICULTY
Medium
  • 7 slices Farmer John® Thick Cut Bacon, divided
  • 1  Farmer John® California® Natural Pork Tenderloin
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 3/4 cup cornbread stuffing mix
  • 1/3 cup chopped red cooking apple (ie: Rome, Jonathan)
  • 3 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
  1. Heat oven to 375º F. Cut 3 slices bacon into ¼-inch wide slices. Cook in medium saucepan over medium-high heat until crisp; drain.
  2. Carefully pour all but 1 tablespoon grease from pan. Add butter and apple cider; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in cooked bacon, cornbread stuffing mix, apple, cranberries and pecans. If needed, add addition cider to moisten stuffing.
  3. Place 4 remaining slices of bacon about 2 inches apart down center of 15x10x1-inch baking sheet. Cut down center of tenderloin but not all the way through; lay flat on top of bacon slices.
  4. Spoon stuffing down center of tenderloin; wrap bacon slices around tenderloin, overlapping on top. Secure with wooden picks.
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes until internal temperature of stuffing reaches 160ºF. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.