How could I talk about this recipe without mentioning the bacon weave. A bacon weave is a netting of bacon that will wrap the outside of the pork tenderloin. To make this weave, you are going to start with 7-8 strips of bacon laid out parallel to each other. Next, you will lay one strip of bacon down at a time weaving it perpendicular to the other strips with every other strip going over the top of the bacon and every other strip going underneath. Honestly, it is a really fun way to add bacon into your dish. It also covers the pork tenderloin super well!
Smoked pork is the best pork. By smoking this Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, you will get a rich outer layer of smoky goodness that compliments the crispy bacon. I cooked this pork loin at about 250F for about 2 hours until it was 145F. This is my ideal temperature for cooked pork, because it is both safe and tender all at the same time.
Another little tip, use some wood chunks or wood chips in order to enhance that smoky flavor. I like to use cherry or hickory wood chunks/chips on this recipe. Cherry has a super sweet and mellow flavor for those that do not want overpoweringly smokiness. The hickory is smoky, but in a good way. It is still subtly sweet with a nice smoky finish.