Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin

  • This Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin is seasoned with brown sugar and mustard, then wrapped in bacon and baked to perfection. It’s moist, tender, and served with a simple white wine sauce. This recipe is easy enough for a weeknight yet impressive enough to serve to special guests!

    Pork loin wrapped in bacon in a cast iron skillet.

    **Originally published December 2015. Pictures, text, and recipe updated.**

    If you are looking for a meal to serve your guests that isn’t super complicated then this bacon wrapped pork loin is perfect! 

    It’s easy enough for a weeknight meal but impressive enough to serve to guests! My husband and kids love when I make this pork loin and it has become one of their most requested “fancy” meals.

    This would be great served with these Skillet Garlic Green Beans, Sweet Potato Casserole with Streusel Topping, Parmesan Roasted Potatoes, or Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash.  Add in these Savory Pumpkin Rolls and this Triple Berry Pretzel Salad to make this meal extra special!

    Why you will love it:

    • This pork loin is super easy to make. Make a quick sauce and coat the pork, wrap it in bacon, and bake. Make the white wine sauce at the end and then serve. That’s it!
    • Unlike some pork recipes, this one stays super moist and tender thanks to the bacon and white wine sauce.
    • Although it looks fancy, you don’t have to hunt down any complicated ingredients or special equipment. Just an oven-safe skillet, tongs, and a meat thermometer.
    Sliced pork loin on plate with salad and utensils.

    Ingredients:

    The ingredients for this recipe are simple. First, you will need brown sugar, dijon mustard, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper. Then you will need a pork loin, bacon, and chicken stock. For the sauce, you will need chicken broth, white wine, butter, and fresh parsley.

    How to make Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin:

    1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
    2. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard, garlic, and rosemary.
    3. Season the pork loin with salt and pepper. Brush with the mustard sauce, then place in an oven-going skillet or baking dish. Lay the bacon slices crosswise over pork loin overlapping them slightly. Tuck ends of the bacon under the pork loin. Pour chicken broth into the pan.
    4. Bake the pork for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the internal temperature reads 145°F. Remove from the oven, then remove the pork loin from the pan and let rest for 15 minutes.
    5. While the meat is resting, make the white wine sauce. In a medium saucepan (or the pan you made the pork in) combine the broth, white wine, and drippings from the pan. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter and parsley.
    6. Slice and serve with white wine sauce.
    Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin sliced in cast iron skillet

    Tips for making pork loin:

    • If you don’t own a meat thermometer I strongly suggest you get one because they are inexpensive and can save you from ruining a wonderful piece of meat!
    • As far as oven going skillets go I prefer cast iron. They aren’t that expensive and if you take care of them they can last a lifetime.
    • Near the end of baking, be sure to take the temperature in the thickest part of the meat. Pull it from the oven once it reaches 145°F and then remove it from the pan to let it rest for 15 minutes before cutting it. This allows the juice to redistribute back into the pork loin, giving you ultra juicy and tender meat!

    What’s the difference between pork loin and pork tenderloin?

    Although they sound similar, they are quite different cuts of meat and cannot be substituted. Pork loin is thicker and cooks for longer, while pork tenderloin is thinner and cooks much faster. Both cuts are great, but this recipe requires a pork loin.

    Can I make this recipe ahead?

    Yes! Make the pork loin through step 3 but wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Remove from the refrigerator at least 20 minutes before baking to allow it to come to room temperature. It may need to bake longer to reach an internal temperature of 145°F.

    How do I store and reheat pork loin?

    Store leftover pork loin in an air-tight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. Reheat slices gently in the microwave or in a skillet on the stove.

    Spooning white wine sauce over slices of pork.

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    5 from 5 votes
    This Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin is easy enough for a weeknight meal but impressive enough to serve to special guests!
    Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    1 hr 15 mins
    Total Time
    2 hrs 25 mins
     

    This Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin is seasoned with brown sugar and mustard, wrapped in bacon, then baked to perfection. Served with a simple white wine sauce, this recipe is easy enough for a weeknight but impressive enough to serve to special guests.

    Course: Main Dish, Pork
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Bacon, Easy, easy dinner, Maple, Mustard, Pork loin, White wine sauce
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 196 kcal
    Author: Malinda Linnebur
    Ingredients
    • ¼ cup (50g) packed brown sugar
    • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 4-6 cloves garlic minced
    • 4 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
    • 8-12 strips of bacon
    • 1 (3 pound) (1.3 kg) boneless center cut pork loin (this is a bigger cut than a tenderloin)
    • salt
    • pepper
    • ¾ cup (180ml) chicken broth or stock
    White Wine Sauce
    • 1 cup (240ml) chicken broth or stock
    • ¼ cup (60ml) white wine (use a wine that you enjoy drinking)
    • 3 tablespoons drippings from the pan the meat was roasted in
    • ½ tablespoon butter
    • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

    2. In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, mustard, garlic and rosemary. Set aside.
    3. Season the pork loin with salt and pepper. Brush the pork with reserved mustard sauce and place in an oven-going skillet or baking pan.  Lay the bacon slices crosswise over pork loin overlapping them slightly.  Tuck ends of bacon under pork loin.  Pour the 3/4 cup of chicken broth into the pan. 

    4. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the internal temperature of the pork loin reads 145 degrees F.  Remove from the oven then remove the pork loin from the pan and let rest for 15 minutes before serving.  

    5. Meanwhile make the white wine sauce. In a medium sauce pan (or the pan you baked the loin in) combine the broth, wine and drippings. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter and parsley. Serve with the meat.

    Recipe Notes
    • If you don’t own a meat thermometer I strongly suggest you get one because they are inexpensive and can save you from ruining a wonderful piece of meat!  
    • As far as oven going skillets go I prefer cast iron. They aren’t that expensive and if you take care of them they can last a lifetime.
    • Near the end of baking, be sure to take the temperature in the thickest part of the meat. Pull it from the oven once it reaches 145°F and then remove it from the pan to let it rest for 15 minutes before cutting it. This allows the juice to redistribute back into the pork loin, giving you ultra juicy and tender meat!

    Make ahead tips: Make the pork loin through step 3 but wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Remove from the refrigerator at least 20 minutes before baking to allow it to come to room temperature. It may need to bake it longer to reach an internal temperature of 145F. 

    Nutrition Facts
    Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 196 Calories from Fat 117
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 13g20%
    Saturated Fat 5g31%
    Cholesterol 22mg7%
    Sodium 312mg14%
    Potassium 156mg4%
    Carbohydrates 12g4%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 10g11%
    Protein 6g12%
    Vitamin A 40IU1%
    Vitamin C 1mg1%
    Calcium 16mg2%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.
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