Simply Saucy Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin Roast

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Simply Saucy Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin Roast

4 lb. boneless center-cut pork loin roast
1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground
1 Tbs. vegetable oil
8 slices bacon
1 cup barbecue sauce
Preheat oven to 450ºF.
Season roast on all sides with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil; when oil is hot, add seasoned pork roast and brown on all sides; transfer to plate and cool for 10 minutes.
Wrap bacon slices vertically around pork roast; do not overlap bacon. Tie lengthwise and crosswise with kitchen string to hold bacon in place; tuck loose ends of bacon under string. Place wrapped roast onto a rack in a roasting pan, tucked-bacon- side down.
Roast on rack for 15 minutes. Turn roast over; reduce temperature to 350ºF and roast for 15 minutes. Remove rack and return pork to pan, tucked-end- side up. Roast, turning occasionally, 45-50 minutes, until bacon is browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the roast reads 145ºF. Remove roast from oven and let rest, covered, for 10 minutes.
Remove roast to a platter; skim fat from pan juices, leaving browned juices in pan. Add barbecue sauce and 2 Tbs. spicy brown mustard; bring to simmer over medium heat, stirring to loosen browned bits in pan; simmer 2 minutes, until thickened slightly.
Remove strings from roast, carve pork, and serve topped with warm sauce.
Serves 8-10
You can vary this recipe, just by changing up the sauce!:
• Savory: Whisk 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard into the sauce.
• Spicy: Stir in 2 tablespoons pickled jalapenos, drained and finely chopped, into the sauce.
• Fruity: Stir one 8.25-ounce can crushed pineapple, drained, into the sauce.
• Smoky: Stir in 1 or 2 minced canned chipotle chilies in adobo into the sauce.

Now You’re Cookin’,
Chef Alli

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Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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