Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Tenderloin
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8
  • 1 high-quality cut pork tenderloin (4-5 lbs)
  • 5 strips bacon
  • 2 jalapenos (deseeded and cut in halves)
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 tbsp rub or seasoning of choice (more or less to taste)
  1. Heat charcoal in your grill until the temperature is between 190-210 degrees, then add hickory chips to the coals.
  2. Place your tenderloin on a large sheet of tinfoil and rub 2 tbsp of olive oil on the meat.
  3. Cover the entire cut (as heavy or light as you'd like) with your spices of choice.
  4. Weave your bacon over the tenderloin.
  5. Place the sliced jalapenos on top (optional if you like the added heat).
  6. Pour one more tbsp olive oil over the whole thing and cover completely with the tinfoil.
  7. Smoke on your grill or smoker for 4 hours at 190-210 degrees (never let it get under 190 or over 210, add wood chips to maintain temperature).
  8. Important Note: The internal meat temperature must reach a minimum of 145°F.
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