Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin Roast with Jalapeno Barbecue SaucePORK
Perfect for casual holiday gatherings, this roast looks terrific and delivers delicious down-home flavors. Wrapping the roast in bacon just takes a few minutes; be sure to have cotton kitchen twine ready. The barbecue sauce should be on the sweet side to balance the zesty chilies. For a spicier sauce, stir in a tablespoon or two of the brine from the pickled jalapenos.
- Preheat oven to 450F. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper.
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork and brown on all sides, about 6 minutes. Transfer to plate and cool for 10 minutes.
- Wrap bacon slices vertically around pork roast; do not overlap bacon. Tie lengthwise and crosswise with kitchen string to hold bacon in place; tuck loose ends of bacon under string. Place on a rack in a roasting pan, tucked-bacon side down.