Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Honey Mustard Pork Loin with Bacon

About two months ago the good people at Newman's Own contacted me asking if I would be interested in trying their products and reviewing them. Heck yes I would! So when I got back from my vacation, I was greeted with a big old box filled with these goodies...Merry Christmas to me, again!



The first thing I decided to work with was the Honey Mustard dressing, one of my favorites. The first thing I wanted to do with it was make this salad again. But I thought I'd try something different instead, and this pork loin was born.


I realize it's not the prettiest thing to look at, but it sure was tasty! I combined the honey mustard with garlic and rosemary, brushed it all over the surface of the pork loin, covered it in bacon and roasted it slow and low until the pork was tender and juicy and the bacon was crisp. It turned out to be a very delicious dinner, however I think next time I'm going to try marinating the pork loin in the honey mustard for a few hours to let the flavors penetrate a bit more. Of course that was a problem easily solved by just pouring a little extra dressing right onto my cut after it was cooked! I thought the honey mustard was perfect for this pork loin, definitely try it!

Honey Mustard Pork Loin with Bacon

Ingredients

3/4 cup Newman's Own Light Honey Mustard Dressing
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried rosemary (fresh would be even better if you have it)
1 (3 1/2lb) center cut pork loin
5-8 slices of bacon, enough to cover your pork loin

Directions

Place oven rack on bottom third of oven. Preheat to 350.

Combine dressing, garlic and rosemary. Dress pork loin generously with dressing in a casserole pan or roasting pan. Layer bacon over pork loin, covering the entire roast. Secure with either toothpicks or kitchen string. Roast for 1 hour, cover with foil and roast for another 10-20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow pork to rest for 20 minutes, keeping it covered in foil. Slice and enjoy!

Here's a much prettier, and healthier looking shot for you.

Stay tuned for more Newman's Own reviews and don't forget to enter in my giveaway for a silpat, just below!

24 comments:

Irma Green said...

This sounds great. I can't wait to try it. How did you get chosen to test Newman's Own products?

Mireya said...

This looks delicious! I like that honey mustard/garlic/rosemary combo; I'll have to give it a try!

Jenn said...

Nice job with the pork loin. I'm really liking the combo of flavors with an nice zing to the meat. Yummy!!

Libby said...

Yummm this looks great! I love a good pork loin :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh yum!

Kristine said...

so, your food pictures have improved 1000%, did you get a new camera or just are rocking it like a food photog? one day I will match your cooking prowess. ok maybe not, but I will try your recipes one day, at least.

Joanne said...

Covering anything in bacon is a surefire way of making it delicious. I love Newman's Own Honey Mustard dressing! It's my favorite of the moment. Great idea to use it here.

Kim said...

Congrats on all the Newmann's products. I would be so happy to receive such a fun goodie box. I love their stuff. Great idea to use the honey mustard dressing on the pork tenderloin. I bet it was tender and zesty.

Katy ~ said...

What a generous goodie box!

Your pork loin looks mouthwatering good. Yummmm...I can imagine the wonderful flavor of this!

doggybloggy said...

it sure looks tasty after you sliced it up - thats for sure!

Ingrid said...

YUM, I think it looks GREAT! And aren't you the lucky one getting to sample all of those.
~ingrid

Donna-FFW said...

What a great boatload of samples!! Lucky you! I think you put it to great use. Pork loin looks delectable.

A Year on the Grill said...

what do you mean not pretty... That is food porn to me! I love bacon wrapped stuff!

Pam said...

I think it looks delicious...everything is better with bacon. Newman's products are the best.

Lynn said...

That pork loin with bacon looks delicious. I heart bacon. A lot.

Sasha said...

Mmm, sounds delicious. Pork loin is such a great cut of meat, so versatile, and bacon can only help : )

Burp and Slurp~! said...

Wow! Nice way to use the dressing. I love honey mustard. I usually just make my own dressing, but it's nice to have a ready-made one, and Newman's Own has good quality!

HoneyB said...

That is my kind of plate! Looks yummy!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Mmm, sounds really good! I have never tried Newmans.. anything. But one look in his eyes and I am sure I would be sold!

Debbie said...

Oh that does look good and lucky you getting all those wonderful products!

♥peachkins♥ said...

This looks sooo amazing!

Mom on the Run said...

I also received a box of Newman samples and made some amazing recipes with them. I LOVE your pork one.

Elizabeth said...

We love Newman's Own products, thanks for sharing this recipe. I know it will be a winner.

Kim Millard said...

I made this and it was AWESOME! Thanks so much!