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Bacon Wrapped Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

May 29, 2015

Bacon Wrapped Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin is made with a lean pork tenderloin stuffed with spicy Italian pork sausages and herbs, wrapped in pieces of crispy bacon and a spicy pepper crust.

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Bacon Wrapped Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloins... Wow, this is a meat lovers dream come true! Grilling season has officially opened and Fathers day is only a few weeks and this recipe is going to steal their hearts.  You are going to just love this bacon wrapped sausage stuffed pork tenderloin as is super easy to make, its low carb and the pork just melts in your mouth its so tender.

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PORK, stuffed with PORK and wrapped in PORK bacon!

My body and brain are having quarrels over the moral dilemma of actually serving this dish, as it is almost sinful.  However, my family is not real fond of the "other white meat", so I was on a mission to help my boys say "yes" to pork. I think my mission was successful as there was not a scrap left on the serving platter. (A promise to all of my vegetarian/vegan viewers, there will be some vegan dishes coming your way this upcoming week) In the mean time all the men in my house are pounding on their chests like Tarzan as this recipe is a meat lovers dream. According to my boys, bacon is its own food group so there you have!!!

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This little Bacon Wrapped Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin recipe is a blast from the past from our recipe archives here in Bam's Kitchen. I originally posted this recipe on September 14, 2011 when I was using a little point and shoot camera and on a blogger format. Lots of things have changed since then, thank goodness!

I was looking through my old photos on the original Bacon Wrapped Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin recipe post. Yikes! Looking at these ghastly photos was almost like seeing yourself in the mirror after a hangover or finding out that your 2 year old has gotten ahold of your red nail polish and has decided to do a little interior decorating while you are in the middle of a hangover. Oh my!!! This post was in a much needed overhaul. I have made this recipe about a million times since I last posted in 2011 and wanted to share with you some quick and easy tips for this recipe.

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In keeping with the low carbohydrate theme, a nice tossed salad and a green veggie on the side would be grand. If you're not on the low carbohydrate diet, then some toasted rosemary potatoes wedges on the side would really please your meat and potato kind of guys on their special day. If serving this on a cooler day, a delicious side of sliced cooked cinnamon apples on the side would be amazing.

If your grill is out of order or if Mother Nature is not cooperating, hop on over to visit Nagi at Recipe Tin Eats with her baked Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin and her finger licking honey glazed sauce. If you are looking for a side potato salad to go with this recipe, Robyn from Simply Fresh Dinners has you covered with her delightful Healthy Potato Salad. How about a delicious looking No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream from Foodie Baker for dessert? It looks like we have the whole meal planned out just for you!

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  • You can prep your Bacon Wrapped Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloins up to the point of wrapping it up in bacon and then wrap it up and place in the refrigerator up to 24 hours in advance.
  • I used mild Italian sausage as that is what I had on hand but you could also use spicy Italian sausage or even add some red pepper flakes to give it a little kick. You can also feel free to exchange out the panko bread crumbs with gluten free bread crumbs.
  • There is no need to be sticking any toothpicks into this delicious Bacon Wrapped Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin as the bacon is the perfect tie-strap to hold this dish together.
  • The most important thing to note is to cook your Bacon Wrapped Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin low and slow. You will also want to cook the pork indirectly on the grill. We have a second rack on our grill that is further away from the flame on our gas grill. If you are cooking on a charcoal grill, place on the side of the grill that is not as hot.
  • Do NOT overcook the pork! Use a meat thermometer and take the Bacon Wrapped Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin off the grill when the temperature reading is between 145-150 degrees celsius. Then allow the meat to rest for about 10 minutes. There is no reason to cook your pork to the consistency of shoe leather and then a few minutes more just for the most conservative person watching the grilling process to be satisfied. According to the USDA, safe pork minimum cooking temperature is 145 degrees and then of course the pork continues to cook for the next 10 minutes while it is resting off the grill.

If you are looking for some other delicious PORK dishes please check out some of our other recipes...

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Bacon Wrapped Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

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May 29, 2015

A lean pork tenderloin stuffed with spicy italian pork sausages and herbs, wrapped in pieces of crispy bacon and a spicy pepper crust.

  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yields: 4 Adults or 1 Hungry Teenager


pork tenderloin - 3/4 to 1 and 1/2 pounds (depends on how hungry your crew is)

olive oil - 1 tablespoon

onion - 1/2 small onion chopped

garlic - 2 cloves minced

caraway seeds - 1 teaspoon dried and ground with mortar and pestle (optional)

italian sausage - 12 ounces removed from casing (I used

thyme - 1 teaspoon dried or 1 tablespoon fresh minced

panko breadcrumbs - 3/4 cup (or can exchange with gluten free bread crumbs)

bacon - 6-8 slices

salt and pepper - to taste


1Take an extra dose of your lipitor (cholesterol reducing medications- just kidding) and Preheat grill

2Cut pork tenderloin in half but not all the the way through length wise and fillet open.

3Pound pork tenderloin until flat.

4In a medium frying pan place a little olive oil, onion, garlic and ground caraway and fry until aromatic. Add italian sausage removed from casing and cook until browned. Add the panko breadcrumbs to the Italian sausage mixture and cook until slightly toasted. Add thyme. Remove from heat and allow to cool. (If you like spicy add a 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red peppers or use spicy italian sausage)

5Place the sausage mixture on top of the fillet of pork tenderloin and leave about 1 inch around all sides.

6Tightly wrap the pork tenderloin into a roll.

7Start at one side and wrap bacon around the pork tenderloin that is stuffed with sausage. Overlap and use the bacon to secure the pork tenderloin from coming apart. Use about 6- 8 pieces of bacon to cover. It depends on the size of your pork tenderloin. Add lots of fresh cracked pepper to top of bacon.

8On low medium grill cook Bacon wrapped sausage stuffed pork tenderloin for about 20-30 minutes or until internal thermometer reads 145-150 and then let the meat rest under foil for about 10 minutes before carving.

9Serve Bacon wrapped Sausage Stuffed pork tenderloin with vegetables, salad or cooked apples. If you have loads of meat and potatoes lovers in your home then a nice side of baked rosemary potatoes would be welcomed. Enjoy!

  • Hi Bobbi, my boyfriend will like this so much! Very interesting ricepe!

    • Xie Xie Jenny. This dish is a “manly meat eaters dish” for the men in our lives.

  • Hi,
    your beef tenderloin recipe looks really delicious – I’m going to try making this.

    • Lovefoodpinny, thanks so much for visiting my site and for your lovely comment. I also visited your website today and I was very inspired. Take Care

  • Anthony

    I have to say that was a pretty tasty idea. I replaced the Italian sausage with Tennessee Farms Sage Sausage and it did pretty well. I think the next time I may add a sprig of rosemary inside and try a thick cut apple wood smoked bacon. Thank you for the idea!

    • Hello Anthony, thanks for stopping by. I love your ideas of adding rosemary and wrapping it with thick cut applewood bacon. That sounds like a winner. This recipe is really diverse and you can change it up, as you like. Give your version a try and let me know how it goes. Take care, BAM

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  • pic no 1 is great!

  • Great idea — surrounding the lean tenderloin with bacon and sausage! Every time I’ve cooked pork tenderloin on its own I’ve battled against the dreaded dry factor. With this, you can relax! Looks so delicious, I’ve gotta try it.

    • I am so glad you mentioned this. I always had a problem with dry and tough pork tenderloins when cooked on the grill, so that is why I kept experimenting until I came up with this recipe. The sausage stuffing on the inside does 2 things, it gives it flavor and also keeps it moist. When you wrap anything with bacon it really makes it extra moist inside and gives it that extra smokey flavoring. However the biggest secret is cooking very low and slow over the top coals. I hope you give it a try. Take Care, BAM

  • Looks fantastic!

    • Thank you very much. It is one of my families favorite meals but it is also special enough to serve for guests.

  • wow, a meat lovers dream come true!

    • Thank you. I have 2 hungry teenage boys at home and they think that bacon is one of the main food groups. Take Care, BAM

  • That looks amazing Bam!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thanks so much Jeno and so good to see you here!! I love keeping in touch with you on facebook and instagram and our family has decided that “Rex” deserves his own instagram site as he is adorable.

  • Hi Bobbi! I have a strip of tenderloin at home and had no idea what to do with it and this recipe came just in the right time! I have no outdoor grill (sad) so I’ll try it in the oven, this looks too delicious to not try it!

    • Thank you so much for the feature of the ice cream! I totally missed it because I was so distracted by your photos and recipe!

  • I’m glad to be back here with this recipe Bam… it looks scrumptious! I hope you are doing well, big hugs.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Margherita it is so nice to have you visit!!! Missed you dearly. Thank you very much for your kind comment and looking forward to keeping in touch!

  • Ha, you’re doing pork on pork too! It’s the best! Your photos are making me drool over my computer.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thanks Jas! Great minds thing alike and the “other white meat” gets so overlooked so wanted to ensure it got its due credit. Thanks so much for your sweet comment and hope that you are doing well.

  • I’m not a big meat eater, but this is making me so hungry! It sounds fantastic. I know our whole family would love it. My kids would agree with your boys, that bacon is it’s own food group!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hi there Kristy! This is one of my boys favorite meals in our monthly rotation- it is very kid friendly. Give it a try and let me know how many spoons rating Miss A and your sweet son give it. Take Care

  • This recipe looks fantastic. I pinned it and will make it soon. I love it when you have different flavors in an otherwise dry piece of meat.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hello Gerlinde thanks so much! Pork has the tendency to be dry so this method is the perfect solution as the bacon seals in the juices and the pork sausage with herbs flavors seasons the meat inside and also makes it very moist.

  • kitchenriffs

    Spicy sausage for me, please. 😉 It’s always fun to look at old photos, isn’t it? Well, maybe not. 😉 Anyway these photos are terrific. And the recipe is outta sight! 😉 Thanks for htis.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you John (my dear photography mentor) for your kind words. I don’t know if “fun” is the word I would use for looking at my photos more like a stressful experience. I plan to go back, slowly but surely, and sort out my old posts as they are awesome little recipes they just need a photography upgrade. Have a super week!

  • This is the best looking pork tenderloin I have ever seen!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thanks so much Ashley.

  • I have to agree with your boys, Bobbie – bacon IS it’s own food group! And what an ode to pork and bacon this is! Gorgeously done!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thanks Shashi. You know I am outnumbered in my household with 3 men/boys against one mom so it was an ode to pork kind of day.

  • Wow, Awesome job Bam!!!’

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Dedy! I decided to take a break from usual Asian dishes we make and ventured on to the Western menu. I am glad that you liked the recipe.

  • Glorious BAM. The total overload of meat is wonderful.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Dear Conor, I was thinking of you while I was wrapping the PORK bacon around the PORK stuffed PORK tenderloin and I could not help but chuckle as I know the you would have a comment that would make me laugh out loud. You did it. Thanks a little laughter does the body good.

  • Like that you can make the roll up to 24 hours in advance, definitely making when the kids come home.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hello Norma, I am all about time saving tips too. I want to visit my guests and not be in the kitchen slaving away so this prep makes hosting guests a breeze. Now if you only lived next door we could have some amazing greens from your garden to have along side this bacon wrapped sausage stuffed pork tenderloin.

  • This dish is definitely a meat lover’s dream and the presentation is so nice!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Triple pork overload is the way to go. Tomorrow we can go vegan… LOL

  • Saw your pic on Instagram just now, holy moly…. It’s screen licking good. The pig really is a magical animal. Especially when utilised as creatively as you have. Drooling. Thinking I may include your recipe in a post I am writing about man pleasing feeds. 🙂 Thanks Bobbi. Xo

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Anna. I am glad it is drool worthy as that is the effect I was going for… LOL I would be honored if you included our recipe in your “Man Pleasing Feeds” post. Take Care

  • Pork is a staple in our house – and this looks amazing!! I will have to give it a try!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Dawn. Have a super week.

  • hotlyspiced

    I’m so glad you updated this recipe and shared it with us again. I love how you make this for your family quite often – it really tells us this is a winner. I just know everyone in my family would love this. I cook pork tenderloin quite often and usually wrap the tenderloin in prosciutto or pancetta then cook on a bed of apples or pears. I have been missing something! Next time I will fill it with a pork sausage stuffing xx

    • Bams Kitchen

      Charlie, your recipe sounds amazing. I love pork with a little something sweet like cooked apples. I am on my way over to see if I can find your recipe or if you get a minute can you respond back with your recipe link. Take Care, BAM

  • I think I could eat this every single week. I really enjoy pork tenderloin and these photos are dragging me through the screen.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you dearest Maureen, your kind comment has just made my day!

  • This is definitely a meat lovers dish 🙂

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thanks Tandy. You know how there is the meat lovers pizza?…Well this is the meat lovers Pork fest.

  • I’m trying to think of your other pork roast dinner that I made (which was excellent) but I just love everything about this one. Alas, I’m afraid I want all of the suggested sides to go with it. Of course everything’s better with bacon and I can see why the boys had no problem wolfing this meal down.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thanks so much for your kind comment. My Rosemary pork with shallot wine sauce is a always a big with our family too, maybe it was this recipe you tried? What is it with bacon and kids? Teenagers love it. Wishing you a super weekend!

  • I am literally weak in the knees looking at it. Triple hit of pig? This is LEGENDARY!!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Pork stuffed with Pork and wrapped up with Pork bacon. It is kind of sinful, but so good. I feel weak in the knees and mighty hungry every time I visit your blog too. Take care, BAM

  • Really, Bam when we saw this bacon wrapped dish we were like drooling big time. Lovely photos, plump rolls and a great recipe! Yummo!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Julie and Alesah! Now you know how I feel when I look at your recipe photos. I either get hungry or wish I was on a holiday with Gourmet Getaways. You guys are awesome!

  • Robyn

    I didn’t see this in my inbox but I sure saw it shining on the 1st page of Food Gawker, girl! Gorgeous pics and for sure, a meat lovers heaven. I am so surprised at myself eating more meat but I felt the need for protein so I’m going for it and loving it! Can I share this with my friends at the Farm? I know they’d love to have it on their FB. Great recipe, Bobbi!
    Sharing all over 🙂

    • Bams Kitchen

      You are more than welcome to share this recipe with your friends at the farm. I would be delighted! Did you see that I mentioned your healthy potato salad as the perfect side dish. Thinking that with Father’s Day around the corner we need to have a few recipes in our back pocket so we are ready for the big day. We eat loads of chicken and fish so every once in a while we mix it up with a little of the other white meat. Thanks for your sweet comment, mother nature gave me good sunlight on this day, I think all my photos were a very happy accident. Well at least a little bit better than the originals. LOL

      • Robyn

        I DID see that you mentioned the Potato Salad and thank you! I was so excited about your dish that I forgot to mention it. I showed my little nephew that pic (he’s a huge bacon fan) and he said, “why don’t you learn how to cook from your friend, Bobbi, so you can make things like that for us?” haha! Kids!

        • Bams Kitchen

          Aww.. your nephew is so very sweet! You just made my day!

  • Triple pork- can it be true?? Great work!!! Looks stunning and delicious!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thanks so much for your very kind comment. Wishing you a super week.

  • This looks super yum! My husband will surely love this!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Jean! I think this would be a perfect Father’s Day meal. Do you celebrate Father’s Day in SG or do this on a different day in the year?

  • One of life’s best dishes. Stuffed pork wrapped in more pork. Beautiful.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Dave, if you lived closer I would make this for you. Have a super week.

  • What an incredible pork tenderloin! Isn’t everything better with bacon?

    • Bams Kitchen

      My kids would put bacon sprinkles on their fruit and yogurt, if I let them. Thank you!

  • This is pretty clearly the most delicious looking thing I have seen all day long! I want this piece of pig, now! Great job!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thanks Dan and Scott! If you guys lived a wee bit closer I would make this for you. Wishing you both a little early very special Father’s Day.

  • All the goodies in one dish… loved the idea and can imagine myself make this with turkey bacon,chicken and chicken sausage.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hello Amira, you could most certainly exchange out your items with turkey bacon, chicken and chicken sausage to lighten it up a bit and a great idea. However, as my boys are a bit older I could not pull the wool over their eyes as they were expecting the real deal, so I gave in this time. The next day we ate a vegetarian meal to compensate.

  • This is definitely a meal my two men would enjoy! Turbo in flavors and tastiness! Pinned and shared!

    • Bams Kitchen

      This would definitely fall under, of there was a category, “a manly man meal”. Your boys will love it. Thanks so much Katerina.

  • This is one recipe of yours that I do know is very tasty. My husband cooked me a very similar dish one night recently when he said I needed a break from the kitchen. The difference is that you added a third layer of pork…the bacon. Wait till I tell him about your tenderloin. 🙂

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Karen. Now next time he can try triple pork. I am sure it will bring a smile to his face, it is such a guy thing…

  • I can almost taste this looking at your gorgeous photos! Now I’m starving…

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thanks Marissa. The next thing we need to install is a scratch and sniff plug in on our websites. Wouldn’t that be awesome…. Take care

  • Susan B.

    I’m thinking I can cook links of Italian sausage and roll the tenderloin around them and then wrap in applewood smoked bacon and rest all on some Fuji apples and fresh peaches…………OMG!

    • Bams Kitchen

      OMG is right!!! This idea rocks. If you get a chance can you please send me a photo of your cooking masterpiece? Dont you just love experimenting with recipes! Have a super week

      • Susan B.

        Not sure when I’ll make it so don’t wait on my photo………….you can do it!

  • Wow, look at that beauty. I want that on my table now, looks so delicious definitely my type of pork dish

  • My husband will be out of town for Father’s Day. I think I will make this anyway because then maybe he will stay!

  • This sounds so delicious! Bacon, bacon, bacon! I have a bunch of fresh thyme in my garden. This would be a perfect satisfying weekend dish!

  • YUM’d! This looks delicious. A definite must try! Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We’d love to have you for a visit. The Door OPENS tonight at 9pm Pacific Time. 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

  • I love this all pork dish…looks gorgeous and soooo tasty!
    Have a great day Bobbi 🙂

  • I notice that it’s for 4 normal people or 1 hungry teenager. You should probably add “1 hungry blogger” to that! Just came back to tell you I sent this to a friend of mine and they made it last night. “Heaven” are the words used to describe this. Popping over tomorrow for a taste test of leftovers – can’t wait!

  • Why yes, I would like pork rolled in pork, wrapped in pork! This is porktastic 😉 Seriously, this sounds absolutely incredible!

  • Another amazing dinner dish 🙂 I’ve just sent this recipe to my boyfriend so he can make it for me!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hiya Daisy! For sure this is stye perfect guy dish to make. Simple easy and loads of pork! I hope you guys like it.

  • This pork looks incredible! I’m dying to try it out! Pinning.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thanks so much, I hope you will give this pork recipe a try. Thanks so much for the pin. Take care

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  • Sara

    Made this tonight for Thanksgiving dinner. Oh. My. God. So good! I’m low carb, so instead of panko, I toasted some low carb everything flavor bread from Thin Slim Foods and threw it in the food processor to make crumbs. Also didn’t have caraway seeds so I used a little cumin. Will definitely be making this again!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Dear Sara, I am so happy you liked this recipe and keeping it low carb is a fabulous idea. You could stuff the pork tenderloin with anything your heart desires. I will have to try your version next time I make this recipe. My boys love this recipe too. Wishing you and your family a very safe and happy holiday season. Take Care

  • Joyce

    This recipe looks great; but I would like to cook it in the oven. Is that possible; and also I was thinking of adding mozarella cheese to the sausage stuffing; thanks for your time

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hello Joyce, thanks for stopping by Bam’s Kitchen. You can most certainly cook the Bacon Wrapped Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin in the oven. You can add any ingredients to the stuffing mix that your little heart desires, including mozzarella. If you want to cook this dish in the oven, You will first need to sear your Bacon Wrapped Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin quickly on all sides on top of the stove and then transfer the Bacon Wrapped Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin into the oven at 190 degrees C (375 degrees F) to cook until the internal thermometer reads 145-150 and then let the meat rest under foil for about 10 minutes before carving. (about 20-30 minutes) It depends on how large your pork tenderloin is. I hope this helps. Have a super weekend!

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