Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F (180°C fan).
Lay out bacon: Lay the bacon next to each other, slightly overlapping (per photo in post). The width of the bacon should be enough to wrap the length of the pork.
Season the pork with salt and pepper. Tuck the thin end under so the length of the pork is roughly the same thickness.
Brown pork: Heat the oil in an oven proof skillet over high heat. Sear the pork on all sides until nicely browned. It wil still be raw inside.
Wrap pork in bacon: Place pork on the bottom of the bacon. Use a long knife to help keep the bacon together and roll the pork up, finishing with the seam side down.
Honey: Use the knife to transfer back into the skillet. Drizzle over honey and brush all over.
Bake 25 minutes: Transfer pork to oven for 25 minutes and bake until the internal temperature is 65°C / 149°F. (Note 1) Baste with pan juices at the 20 minutes mark, mopping up plenty of the honey pooled at the base of the pork.
Rest 5 minutes: Remove from oven and let it rest for 5 minutes. Baste once more just before serving. To serve, cut into thick slices. Serve with remaining pan juices.
Pork tenderloin cook times – An instant-read thermometer is highly recommended to target perfect internal temperatures. Tenderloin is a lean cut of meat prone to overcooking quickly.
These are cook time guides for the recommended internal temperature of 65°C (149°F) which is medium (ie. a faint blush of pink and optimum juiciness). Pork tenderloin weight (time is total oven time):
- 300g (10oz): 20 minutes
- 400g (14oz): 25 minutes
- 500g (1lb): 28 minutes
If you prefer no pink centre at all, increase the cook times by 3 minutes and target an internal temperature 68°C (155°F).
Note: This recipe takes longer to bake than the usual baked tenderloin recipes (like this one with Creamy Mustard Sauce) because of the bacon layer.
2. HOW TO MAKE AHEAD: Assemble pork wrapped in bacon per recipe. Take out of the fridge 1 hour prior. Top with honey and roast per recipe.
3. Nutrition assuming 4 servings. The calories per servings can be reduced to 305 calories by using Lean Turkey Bacon instead of streaky bacon.