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Bacon-Wrapped Pork Medallions

I like these bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin appetizers, as they are an easy addition to your party platter. To switch things up, try with beef or chicken tenderloins. —Dan Bolbecker, Minot AFB, North Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 16 bacon strips
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound), cut into 8 slices
  • Dash garlic powder
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup diced onion

Directions

  • In a large cast iron skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until partially cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain; wipe skillet clean and set aside. Flatten pork to 1/2-in. thickness. Position 2 bacon strips to make an X; top with a tenderloin slice. Sprinkle with garlic powder and pepper. Repeat.
  • Combine tomatoes and onion; spoon over tenderloin. Fold bacon over the top and secure with toothpicks; place in cast-iron skillet. Bake, at 350° until a meat thermometer reads 145°, 15-20 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 164 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 317mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein.

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