Delicious Honey BBQ Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin (3-ingredients)

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At first glance, you may not think Honey BBQ Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin is a simple or easy meal. Well, it is! You can even do some advance prep work so it just pops in the oven when you get home from work.

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Pork – The Other White Meat

For many years the National Pork Board used the slogan, “The Other White Meat”.  Although pork is “techinically” classified as red meat, it was a campaign that worked well and is still referenced today.

Besides bacon, pork tenderloin is my favorite “other white meat”.  Usually I just season a pork tenderloin with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and bake it but I wanted to take this cut to the next level and that’s how honey BBQ bacon wrapped pork tenderloin was born.

During the summer I tend to use barbecue sauce more, than in winter months. Don’t ask me why, it’s just so. I have a small variety of barbecue sauces in my pantry and refrigerator. I settled on the honey BBQ sacue. Honey and pork go well together and I knew my family would enjoy it.

Pork tenderloin on a cutting board slathered in barbecue sauce.

Ingredients for Honey BBQ Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

With only 3 ingredients, this recipe comes together in no time.

  • Pork Tenderloin
  • Honey Barbecue Sauce
  • Bacon

Pro Tips

The first time I made this recipe I wrapped the pork tenderloins individually. While it was fine, I decided to keep them together and wrap the bacon around both of them. That was a good move. Both tenderloins were moist and delicious.

When I wrapped the bacon I overlapped each slice a bit and tried to make the loose end wind up on the bottom.

You can use an instant-read meat thermometer for an internal temperature of 145 for the pork to be done. 

Pork tenderloin wrapped in barbecue sauce on aluminum foil.

I don’t suggest making this recipe on the grill unless you are a grill master. The fat from the bacon will definitely cause flare-ups.

Wrapping the pork tenderloin in bacon helps to keep it moist. The flavors from roasting in the oven combined with the barbecue sauce made for a delicious meal.

You can easily prepare this in advance, by wrapping the bacon around the tenderloin, and bake it when you get home from work or kids activities. 

What side dishes can I serve with pork tenderloin?

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Honey Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

At first glance, you may not think Honey BBQ Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin is a simple or easy meal. It's so much easier than you think!
5 from 20 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Rest Time10 minutes
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 – 6 servings


  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 9 ounces Honey Barbecue Sauce plus additional for basting
  • 8 – 10 strips bacon uncooked


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place a cooling rack on top. Set aside.
  • Rub entire pork tenderloin in Honey Barbecue Sauce.
  • Wrap the entire pork tenderloin with bacon strips to cover the meat, overlapping if necessary.
  • Place pork tenderloin on a prepared rack over the pan.
  • Roast at 350 degrees F until internal temperature reaches between 150 degrees F and 160 degrees F, or desired temperature. Baste with additional Honey Barbecue Sauce twice while roasting. It should be done in about 1 hour but check the temperature.
  • Let rest before slicing and serving.

This post was originally published July 11, 2018 and updated August 1, 2021.

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  1. I’m totally drooling. This looks so good. The bacon wrapping and BBQ baste. Oh yeah! Looks so delicious.

  2. I love the minimal ingredients in this recipe, but the flavors are delicious! How can you go wrong with bacon?

  3. 5 stars
    What a great easy meal! And super tip about doubling the tenderloin for extra moistness!

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