These BACON WRAPPED PORK BITES are packing all the flavor thanks to the roasted garlic seasoning on the pork and the crispy bacon! We like to dip these in the simplest homemade honey mustard. Big thanks to Smithfield for sponsoring this recipe.
I’m one of those people that absolutely loves having guests over.
Basically, it’s just one big opportunity for me to try out allllll the snacks and appetizers and new recipes I’ve created on them. Party guests = guinea pigs, in my world.
I’m working with Smithfield this year to bring you creative and tasty ways to use their fresh marinated pork products. I figured this was the perfect time of year for a little party appetizer that’s both simple and quick! Oh, and also absolutely delicious, because hello, it’s wrapped in bacon.
How to make these pork bites:
First, you’ll want to start with a Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Tenderloin. One of the reasons I love to start with Smithfield is that the pork is already seasoned for you and it’s been sitting in that season waiting for you to snag it from your local grocery store. That means the pork has had plenty of time for the seasoning to soak in!
Plus, Smithfield marinated fresh pork is made from 100% natural fresh pork with no artificial ingredients and it’s packed with protein.
If you’re not a fan of roasted garlic and black pepper, Smithfield has a huge variety of flavors (and cuts!) out there, so feel free to get creative!
So, grab your pork tenderloin and slice it into 1-2 inch chunks.
Open up a pack of bacon, slice it in half, and use each half slice to wrap 1 pork chunk.
Place the pork bites with the bacon seam facing down on a greased baking sheet and pop these in a hot oven for about 20 minutes.
We like to serve these piled up on a platter with toothpicks so that people can easily grab one or two every time they walk by the plate. 😉
We also whip up a simple honey mustard for dipping. Just stir together mayo, mustard, and honey until smooth and creamy (full recipe in the recipe card below) and set it out with the pork bites. It’s simple and sweet and is the perfect complement to the rich pork.
More recipes featuring Smithfield products:
Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Pork Chops: Loaded with spicy, cheesy goodness!
Creamy Tuscan Pork & Pasta Skillet: I love a one skillet dinner like this.
Crockpot Pork Roast and Gravy: It doesn’t get simpler than this slow cooker recipe.
Korean BBQ Pork Chops: Toss these on the grill for a tasty dinner!
Bacon Wrapped Pork Bites
- 1 Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Pepper Pork Tenderloin
- 1/2 pound Smithfield Bacon
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Spray a foil lined baking sheet with non-stick spray.
- Slice the pork tenderloin into around 24 1 to 2 inch cubes. Slice the bacon in half.
- Roll each piece of pork in a half slice of bacon. Place seam side down on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- While the pork is baking, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, and honey until smooth and creamy.
- Place toothpicks in the pork and serve with the honey mustard for dipping.
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