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Bacon-Wrapped Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

This bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin is my go-to when I want something fancy but easy. The air fryer does all the work, and the result is juicy, flavorful, and oh-so satisfying!

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Ever try making a pork tenderloin wrapped in crispy, savory bacon at home? I did, and let me tell you, it's a game changer! Using my trusty air fryer, I've created a recipe bursting with flavor and surprisingly simple to prepare. Follow along, and you'll have a mouth-watering, juicy pork tenderloin encased in sizzling bacon on your dinner table in no time. Trust me, everyone's taste buds will thank you!

Ingredients for Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin in the Air Fryer

  • Pork tenderloin: Lean cut of meat that stays juicy when cooked, providing a tender and flavorful base for the dish.
  • Bacon: Adds a rich, smoky flavor and crispy texture to the pork tenderloin, enhancing the overall taste of the dish.

Essential Tools for Making This Delicious Pork Tenderloin Recipe

  • Air fryer: Cooks the bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin quickly and evenly, giving it a crispy texture on the outside.
  • Toothpicks: Secure the bacon slices around the pork tenderloin to keep them in place during cooking.
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Bacon-Wrapped Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin Recipe

This Bacon-Wrapped Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that combines the savory flavors of pork and bacon, seasoned to perfection and cooked in an air fryer.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 350 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Toothpicks

Ingredients
  

Main Ingredients

  • 1 lb pork tenderloin
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • to taste salt
  • to taste pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  • Season the pork tenderloin with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Wrap the seasoned pork tenderloin with bacon slices, securing them with toothpicks.
  • Place the bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F (63°C).
  • Let it rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

Ensure the bacon is crispy by flipping the tenderloin halfway through the cooking time. Letting the meat rest before slicing helps retain its juices.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 30gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 600mgPotassium: 500mgVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Air Fryer, Bacon Wrapped, Pork Tenderloin
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Preparing and Storing Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin for Later

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Season the pork tenderloin and wrap it with bacon as instructed.
  • Instead of cooking, cover the bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin tightly with plastic wrap.
  • Store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before air frying.

Freezing Instructions

  • Prepare the seasoned and bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin.
  • Place it on a baking sheet and freeze until solid.
  • Transfer the frozen pork tenderloin to a freezer-safe bag or container.
  • Label with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • When ready to cook, thaw in the refrigerator overnight before air frying.

Did you know that wrapping the pork tenderloin in bacon not only adds flavor but also helps keep the meat moist during cooking? This technique is a game-changer for ensuring a juicy and delicious pork tenderloin in the air fryer!

Common Questions About Cooking Pork Tenderloin in the Air Fryer

FAQ:
Can I use a different cut of meat for this recipe?
You can try using pork loin or chicken breast as alternatives to pork tenderloin.
How do I know when the pork is cooked through?
Use a meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature of the pork reaches 145°F (63°C).
Can I use turkey bacon instead of regular bacon?
Yes, you can substitute turkey bacon for regular bacon if you prefer a leaner option.
Do I need to flip the pork tenderloin while cooking?
Yes, it's recommended to flip the pork tenderloin halfway through cooking for even browning.
Can I add other seasonings to the pork tenderloin?
Feel free to customize the seasonings to your liking, such as adding herbs or spices for extra flavor.

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