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Pork Tenderloins with Balsamic Strawberries

Pork Tenderloins with Balsamic Strawberries by 2sistersrecipes.com

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Pork Tenderloins with Balsamic Strawberries. by 2sistersrecipes.com

Pork Tenderloins with Balsamic Strawberries. Delicious pork tenderloins are wrapped with bacon and grilled for 30 minutes, then sliced and served with a sweet fruity sauce to drizzle on top.  A tasty,  and easy way to cook up a grill without any fuss, making dinner a snap. 

 

Juicy, tender pork tenderloin grilled to perfection, and served with a sweet sauce made with strawberries and balsamic vinegar; when blended together, create a marriage of amazing flavors that we fell in love with.

My husband loves to wrap meats with bacon or prosciutto di parma.  It gives the meat a crispy crust, along with that fine-welcoming smoky flavor that we love the most.

That’s the flavor of this pork tenderloin!

 

Pork Tenderloins with Balsamic Strawberries. by 2sistersrecipes.com

During the summer months, we mostly spend time outdoors cooking and entertaining with family and friends.  It happens to be one of our greatest pleasures during this time.

These are the special moments that inspire us to cook, grill, and prepare dishes even on the hottest days.

Personally, I am not a huge fan of pork; however, I have to tell you – this was amazing!

The recipe was inspired by our friends Cookie and Chris who invited us for a BBQ at their beautiful beach home on Seabrook Island.  A magnificent Island to see!

However, we forgot to bring the camera to take photos of this beautiful place, but we’re going back soon.

In the meantime, happy grilling!

 

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Ingredients for Pork Tenderloins with Balsamic Strawberries:

  • 1 package pork tenderloins (about 3 pounds)

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 10 bacon slices

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1/3 cup strawberry preserves

  • 1/2 cup quartered fresh strawberries

 

Directions:

1.  Preheat GRILL on high heat, about 400 to 500 degrees F.
2.  Sprinkle each pork tenderloin with some pepper and salt; wrap 5 bacon slices around each tenderloin, and secure with wooden picks.

Bacon is being wrapped around each tenderloin and held with toothpicks. by 2sistersrecipes.com

3.  Turn off one side of the grill.   Arrange pork over the unlit side, and grill, covered with grill lid, 25 to 30 minutes.

4.  Meanwhile, mince 2 garlic cloves; sautรฉ in olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until golden.  Add vinegar; bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in preserves.  Reserve half of the mixture for basting.  Stir fresh strawberries into the remaining mixture.

5.  Transfer pork to the lit side.  Baste pork with reserved strawberry mixture.  Grill 5 more minutes over the lit side, turning once.  Remove pork from the grill.  Slice tenderloin, and serve with balsamic strawberry mixture.

Serves 5 to 6

 

Here’s a tip for leftovers…

  • There’s nothing better than a warm meaty panini made with leftovers from the night before. A quick and easy sandwich, the men in your life will go bonkers for!

  • Leftover pork tenderloin thinly sliced and placed onto artisan bread with a spread of pesto sauce, red bell peppers, and some cheese, then grilled in a panini press until the cheese has melted is mouthwatering!

Pork Pesto Panini.

  • Cut reserved pork from Pork Tenderloins into 16 to 18 thin slices.

  • Drain 1 (7-oz.) jar roasted red bell peppers; cut peppers into 6 pieces.

  • Spread 2 teaspoons of fresh basil pesto sauce on each of 6 artisan bread slices.

  • Top each with 3 pork slices, 1 red pepper piece, 1 slice of Havarti cheese, and 1 bread slice on top.

  • Cook in a preheated panini press 2 to 3 minutes or until golden.

  • Makes 6 servings

 

More delicious recipes for Pork… 

Yield: 6 servings

Pork Tenderloins with Balsamic Strawberries

Pork Tenderloins with Balsamic Strawberries by 2sistersrecipes.com

Pork Tenderloins with Balsamic Strawberries are wrapped with bacon and grilled for 30 minutes, then sliced and served with a sweet fruity sauce to drizzle on top. Perfect for an easy and delicious dinner with family and friends.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package pork tenderloins (about 3 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 10 bacon slices
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup strawberry preserves
  • 1/2 cup quartered fresh strawberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat GRILL on high heat, about 400 to 500 degrees F.
  2. Sprinkle each pork tenderloin with some black pepper and salt; wrap 5 bacon slices around each tenderloin, and secure with wooden picks.
  3. Turn off one side of the grill. Arrange pork over the unlit side, and grill, covered with grill lid, 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, mince 2 garlic cloves; sauté in olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until golden. Add vinegar; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in preserves. Reserve half of the mixture for basting. Stir fresh strawberries into the remaining mixture.
  5. Transfer pork to the lit side. Baste pork with reserved strawberry mixture. Grill 5 more minutes over the lit side, turning once. Remove pork from the grill. Slice tenderloin, and serve with balsamic strawberry mixture.
  6. Serves 5 to 6

 

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Anna and Liz

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Jade Merrett
    July 18, 2013 at 10:38 am

    This looks amazing! I love pork tenderloin, but have never thought to put balsamic strawberries with it. I'll definitely be giving this one a go soon – thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      annaliz
      July 24, 2013 at 1:04 pm

      Hi Jade! Thank you It is so delicious with the balsamic strawberries, let us know how it turns out for you!

  • Reply
    Inside a British Mum's Kitchen
    July 12, 2013 at 2:36 am

    the pork looks so tender and I LOVE the idea of the strawberries and balsamic!
    Mary x

    • Reply
      annaliz
      July 12, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      Thanks Mary, it was the first time we made this posrk tenderloin and the flavors were so amazing that we will be making it often.

  • Reply
    Marin mama cooks
    July 12, 2013 at 1:22 am

    I love port tenderloin and combining it with strawberries is such a great idea. Of course you had to throw bacon on there as well which only makes it better ๐Ÿ™‚ Great idea on the panini sandwich as well! xoxo, Jackie

    • Reply
      annaliz
      July 12, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      Hey Jackie! Thanks it was so good and the leftovers were fantastic too!

  • Reply
    Joanne
    July 10, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Pork and fruit pair so perfectly together! These balsamic strawberries are such a lovely pairing!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      July 12, 2013 at 5:27 pm

      Thanks Joanne! good luck this weekend!

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