Saturday, November 26, 2011

Honey-Mustard Pork Roast with Bacon

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  Sorry I haven't featured a bunch of Thanksgiving recipes.  I just don't have many.  We keep our dinner fairly simple with fried turkey, spiral ham, deviled eggs, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans or green bean casserole, mac and cheese, rolls, pumpkin pie... 

The week before the big day though, I tried several new recipes.  One of them was Honey-Mustard Pork Roast with Bacon.  This was absolutely delicious!!!  It was juicy, flavorful, and moist.  It was easy to prepare and it was just as good the day after.  I served this with green beans and oven roasted potatoes.

Honey-Mustard Pork Roast with Bacon
Food Network

1/4 cup Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard (recommended: Maille)
2 tablespoons honey
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1 (3 1/2-pound) center-cut, boneless, pork loin roast
12 slices bacon (about 1 pound)

Special equipment: kitchen twine

Put an oven rack in the lower 1/3 of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small bowl, add the Dijon mustard, whole-grain mustard, honey, garlic, and rosemary and mix together until smooth. Arrange the pork in a 9 by 13-inch baking pan and spread the mustard mixture evenly over the pork. Starting on 1 side, lay a piece of bacon, lengthwise, on the pork. Lay another slice of bacon on the pork making sure to slightly overlap the first piece. Continue with the remaining bacon, until the pork is fully covered in bacon. Using 3 pieces of kitchen twine, secure the bacon in place. Roast for 1 hour. Cover the pan, loosely, with foil and roast for another 10 to 20 minutes until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the pork registers 160 degrees F. Remove the pan from the oven and transfer the roast to a cutting board. Cover the pan with foil and allow the pork to rest for 20 minutes. Remove the kitchen twine and slice the pork into 1/2-inch thick slices.

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