Bacon-Wrapped Pork Medallions With Tomato-Corn Salsa



Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours
Grill: 45 Minutes
Stand: 10 Minutes


3 (3/4-lb.) pork tenderloins
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons ancho chili powder
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
8 thick-cut bacon slices


1. Cut pork into 8 (3-inch-thick) slices. Place meat, cut sides up, between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and flatten to 2-inch thickness, using a rolling pin or flat side of a meat mallet.

2. Whisk together olive oil and next 3 ingredients. Rub mixture evenly over pork; cover and chill 2 hours.

3. Microwave bacon at HIGH 2 minutes or until bacon is partially cooked. Wrap sides of each pork slice with 1 bacon slice, and secure with a wooden pick.

4. Light 1 side of grill, heating to medium-high heat (350° to 400°); leave other side unlit. Arrange pork over lit side; grill, covered with grill lid, 5 minutes on each side. Move pork to unlit side; grill, covered with grill lid, 30 to 35 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 160°. Let stand 10 minutes. Serve with Tomato-Corn Salsa.

July 2007
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