Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Berry Bacon Sauce
Recipe Type: Main
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Serves: 4
Pick up some local berries that are bountiful during the early growing season. Transform them into a sweet and savory sauce for this grilled pork for an unforgettable dinner.
  • 4 slices of bacon, chopped
  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon stone ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 ½ cups blueberries
  • ½ cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 pork tenderloin, about 1 ½ pounds
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. In a large sauté pan over medium high heat, add the bacon. Cook until crisp and browned. Remove to a paper towel lined plate and leave the bacon grease in the pan. Add the red onion and garlic and sauté for 3 – 4 minutes or until the onions begin to soften. Add the balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt, pepper, blueberries and strawberries. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to medium low and cook for 8 – 10 minutes. The berries will begin to break down and the sauce will thicken. Stir in half of the cooked bacon.
  2. Heat a grill to medium high heat. Drizzle the pork tenderloin with olive oil and generously season with salt and pepper. Grill the tenderloin on each side for about 5 – 7 minutes, rotating a quarter turn each time. Continue grilling and rotating the pork for a total of 20 – 25 minutes or until in internal temperature of the pork is about 145 degrees F. During the last 5 minutes of grilling, brush the pork tenderloin with some of the berry sauce. Remove the pork from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice the pork, sprinkle with the reserved bacon and serve along with the remaining sauce.
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