Bacon Wrapped Smoked Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Roasted Red Peppers and Cheese Recipe
2 Pork tenderloin
⅓ Cup roasted red peppers, diced
1 Cup cream cheese, softened
1 Cup grated mozzarella cheese
10-12 Bacon slices
¼ Cup honey
Trim the pork tenderloins of any fat and membrane. Holding knife horizontally, slice the pork tenderloin in half being careful not to pierce through the other end.
In a small bowl, mix together the roasted red pepper with the cream cheese and mozzarella cheese.
Spread the cheese and red pepper mixture evenly in the openings of the pork tenderloin. Close up the tenderloins, ensuring that the cheese stays inside the pocket of the meat.
Wrap the tenderloins with the bacon and place on smoker rack. It may be wise to have the tenderloins with the cut open side facing up, so that any melted cheese will stay in the pocket and not ooze out.
Set the smoker to 275ºF using wood bisquettes of choice (hickory, apple or cherry work great).
Smoke the pork until they reach an internal temperature of 155ºF and the bacon is rendered and starting to crisp, approximately 2 – 2 ½ hours.
With about 30 minutes left of smoking, brush the honey all over the bacon and then continue smoking until fully cooked.
Remove the pork tenderloins from the smoker and let them rest for about 10 minutes. Slice into 1 inch medallions and serve.
By Steve Cylka
The strong and sweet flavor of Hickory Bisquettes make it one of the more popular woods for smoking, and especially pairs well with poultry, beef, pork, game, water fowl, nuts, and cheese.Shop Now