Pork Wrapped in Pork = DELISH!
Mmmm, this is keto dinner heaven! What we have here friends is an honest-to-goodness, delicious, satisfying, filling, low carb, ketogenic dinner that is easy to make and beautiful to serve. A tender, juicy, bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin, served with sauteed garlic broccoli on the side. The bacon drenches the tenderloin in flavor and keeps it moist while roasting, and the broccoli is buttery and garlicky with just a bit of crunch.
The tenderloin is super-simple to put together. I gave it a quick rub of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Then I wrapped about 4 slices of bacon around it like a barber pole, trying to cover the top and sides as much as possible. I didn’t even use toothpicks – I just tucked the ends under as best as I could. (I tend to forget where and how many toothpicks I use, which is why I didn’t bother!)
Then I popped it into a 350 degree oven for about an hour, until the bacon was crisping up and the meat thermometer read 165 degrees internally. I took it out of the oven and covered with foil.
While the tenderloin was resting, I melted about 2 tablespoons of butter in a frying pan, added 3 cloves of crushed garlic and cooked it a bit until I could really smell the garlic. Then I tossed in about 3 cups of chopped broccoli and quickly sauteed it until it started to brown up on the edges.
This is a great meal (and great leftovers!) that isn’t super expensive. Since the tenderloin is so lean, you don’t have to trim anything off. No sauces or condiments are needed, which helps keep the carbs and calories down.
Final count (for the meal): Calories 336, Net carbs 4 grams, Fat 19 grams, Protein 29 grams.
Hmm, I think I’ll make this again this week! How about you?