Michelle's Bacon Wrapped Maple Glazed Pork Loin
Why I Love This Recipe
Excellent way to cook your pork loin. Can be served with potatoes or rice.
Ingredients You'll Need
1 4-6 lb. whole boneless pork loin (or a smaller pork tenderloin works also)
1/3 c. packed light brown sugar (dark brown works also)
2 T. Dijon mustard
1 T. soy sauce
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
½ t. cayenne pepper
½ c. maple syrup, divided
½ t. garlic powder
10 slices bacon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, and ¼ c. maple syrup. Trim any excess fat off the pork loin. Place the loin on a baking sheet or in bottom of a roasting pan. Season it with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with garlic powder. Pour the brown sugar mixture over the pork loin. Wrap the pork loin with bacon strips. (You may criss-cross the bacon in a herringbone-type pattern, if you want to dress it up.) Drizzle remaining ¼ c. maple syrup over the bacon. Cover with foil, and bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven, baste with accumulated juices, recover, and cook 30 more minutes. Remove foil, baste again, and cook uncovered until bacon is crispy (about 20 mins.) Note: Your cooking time may be altered based on what size/weight pork loin you use.
Option: I sometimes cut up vegetables (such as broccoli florets, baby carrots, red onion, etc.) and arrange around the pork loin, and cook this like a sheet pan dinner. If you like roasted veggies, this is a great way to make the whole meal at once.