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This is a fantastic and easy recipe for oven roasted pork loin filet. Just 3 ingredients and perfect for holiday dinner parties or weeknight meals!
I love how quickly this recipe comes together! Dinner is done in 30 minutes or less and it looks and tastes incredible. My family just adored this recipe- even my picky toddler asked for seconds of this juicy, flavorful fresh pork. It’s easy enough to be a weeknight meal but the presentation is lovely, so it’s also perfect for holiday dinner parties.
If you’ve never tried Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork, stop by the fresh meat section at your local United grocery store and pick up a package! There are a variety of flavors and dinner is done that much faster since you don’t need to marinate the meat. You can prepare it in many easy ways and the results are absolutely delicious. I’ve found that keeping a few on hand in my freezer takes the guesswork out of meal planning- especially during the holidays! We love the pork roasts and pork loin filet and I prefer to roast them or cook them in the crockpot. Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is perfect any night!
Cooking pork is actually really simple. It’s similar to cooking chicken in that the main challenges are to 1)not dry it out and 2) be sure to have enough flavor. I included some tips on cooking Smithfield pork roasts and pork loin filet below. Be sure to visit their site to watch the video on how to cook pork.
- For most pork cuts, an internal temperature of 150˚F ensures that you’ll have perfectly cooked pork that is tender and juicy, and not dry.
- Like beef, it’s okay if your pork is pink on the inside after cooking!
- Letting pork rest results in juicier meat. Juices rise to the surface during cooking. When pork stands, the juices can settle and return to the center. If you slice too soon, you’ll allow the juices to run out, creating dry meat.
Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin Filet
- 1 Smithfield Marinated Slow Smoked Mesquite Pork Loin Filet (1.7 lbs)
- 10 slices bacon
- 1 can sliced pineapple
Preheat oven to 435 degrees F. Warm pan in oven if you’re using cast iron.
Lay bacon out on a plate lined with a paper towel. Microwave for 6-7 minutes, depending on the thickness of your bacon. Let cool slightly until you can handle it easily.
Remove warm pan from oven. On a separate plate, prepare Smithfield Marinated Slow Smoked Mesquite Pork Loin Filet by removing it from the package and wrapping slices of semi-cooked bacon around it. Once entire Smithfield Marinated Slow Smoked Mesquite Pork Loin Filet is wrapped in bacon, slide meat onto the hot pan. Top with 5-6 slices of pineapple.
Bake in 425 degree F oven for 25-30 minutes. Check meat by inserting a meat thermometer into the thickest portion- temperature should read 150 degrees F when done.
Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes to let juices redistribute. Slice, serve and top with additional pineapple if desired.