This Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin is a beautiful, impressive, and easy recipe to make ahead of time! Served with a sweet apple cider gravy, this meal is sure to impress at a dinner party or for Sunday dinner.
Trim the pork loin of any large, tough pieces of fat.
Stir together 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, the fresh chopped rosemary (1 tablespoon), chopped garlic, and kosher salt (1 teaspoon) in a small bowl.
Rub the mixture on the pork loin and place in a freezer bag or airtight container. Refrigerate and allow to marinate for at least one hour, or up to 24 hours.
Drizzle the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a baking dish. Place the pork loin on top.
Drape the bacon pieces over the pork loin, overlapping them slightly as you go. Tuck the ends underneath the loin.
Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes, then lower the heat to 350 degrees and cook for 1 hour, or until internal temperature is 145 degrees F. Allow the pork to rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing.
Meanwhile, make the apple cider gravy. Get two tablespoons of the drippings from the pan, skimming off from the top to get as much fat as possible. (I used a baster to remove it.) Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat.
Sprinkle on the flour and whisk together.
Gradually add the chicken stock and the apple cider vinegar. Continue heating until thickened and smooth, whisking almost continuously. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Slice the pork loin into 8-10 slices, using the bacon pieces as a guide, and serve drizzled with the apple cider gravy.
Time Saving Tip: Pork Tenderloin can be used instead of a whole loin, and will cook faster. I recommend partially cooking the bacon in a skillet or on a baking sheet first so it gets crispy enough while it bakes.
For a gluten/grain free/paleo version, omit the gravy or use a compliant substitute for the flour, such as arrowroot powder or cornstarch.
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