Recipe: Bacon-wrapped Pork with Bok Choy
This pork dish is perfect for Chinese New Year
Bacon-wrapped Pork with Bok Choy
- 1 lb pork tenderloin
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 8-10 sli bacon
- 8 cup baby bok choy, sliced in half lengthwise and washed
- 1 bottle sweet and sour sauce
Makes: 4 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Bacon-wrapped Pork with Bok Choy Cooking Directions
Heat oven to 400˚F (200˚F), slice tenderloin into 2 pieces. Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high, brown the pork, about 7 minutes.
Layer 4-5 bacon slices side by side on a cutting board, allow edges to only slightly overlap. Place one piece of pork across the bottom ends of the bacon strips, roll the bacon around the tenderloin and place the wrapped pork seam side down in a baking dish. Repeat with second piece and remaining bacon.
Place baking dish in oven and cook until bacon is browned and pork is cooked through, about 30 minutes. (pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160˚F (70C)˚).
Pour out leftover oil from sauté pan, add baby bok choy and 2 tbsp (30 mL) water, cover and cook on medium heat for 8 minutes, add bottle of sweet and sour sauce and heat through, lower heat to simmer and keep warm.
When pork is ready slice and serve with bok choy and sweet and sour sauce.
Tips: Rice rounds out this dish nicely and it can also be made with broccoli instead of the bok choy.
Recipe and photo are courtesy of VH-ConAgra Foods Canada.