Rosemary Pork Tenderloin
- 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon freshly chopped rosemary leaves, plus 4 sprigs rosemary, with hard woody stems
- 5 large garlic cloves, 2 cloves minced, 3 cloves smashed
- 2 pork tenderloins, about 1-pound each
- 4 slices maple bacon
In a small bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard, fresh ground black pepper, chopped rosemary, and minced garlic and mix well. Rub the mustard mixture over the surface of the tenderloins and wrap in plastic wrap. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Place rosemary sprigs and smashed garlic in the center of a roasting pan. Remove the plastic wrap from the tenderloins and top each with 2 slices of maple bacon. Tie with kitchen twine to secure bacon strips.
Place the roasting pan in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer, inserted in the tenderloins, registers 160 degrees F. Remove from oven when desired doneness is reached and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes on a cutting board. Remove kitchen twine, slice and serve with your favorite sides. Garnish with the rosemary sprigs and garlic. Enjoy!
Recipe courtesy of Claire Robinson