I have been very blessed to have great in-laws (no I am not just saying that), so having them come over is always fun. Even though we all love each other, I still feel the need to impress them. I try to make sure my house is clean, the dinner is good and everything goes smoothly.
This time I made a stuffed pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon and served with green beans and salad. The recipe is actually very simple and the presentation is high impact. Everyone enjoyed it and there wasn’t a speck leftover.
1 package of pork tenderloin (it has two pieces in it)
1 pound of bacon (I like the maple flavored one, but get what you like)
1 box of stuffing that can be made on the stove (I like the pork one)
3 granny smith apples
salt and pepper
1 small red onion sliced
4 big handfuls of fresh green beans (washed and ends snapped)
Make the stuffing according to the directions on the box. While the water is coming to a boil dice your apples (I do about 1 inch pieces) and set them aside.
Next, butterfly the tenderloin. I like to make a pretty big space for the stuffing, just make sure not to cut all the way thru.
Once the stuffing finished, add two of the diced apples to it and mix them in well.
Add the stuffing mixture into one side of the tenderloin, depending on the size you may not use all the stuffing mixture. once you have piled it in, take the other side of the tenderloin and put it on top, butterflied side on top of the stuffing mixture.
Next is the bacon! Take strips of bacon and wrap it around the tenderloin, you just lift up the sides and stuff it under.
Once the pork is wrapped with more delicious pork place it in a 9×13 baking dish (I like stone wear, but use whatever you have). Surround the pork with the green beans, rest of the apples and the red onion
Cover and bake at 375 for about an hour. I take the foil off for the last 15-20 min so the bacon can get nice and brown. While its in the oven, make a delicious salad and some rolls or garlic bread to complete your dinner.
This is a really easy and delicious dinner that you can prep and save for later.