I am really loving having my Traeger again! There are just so many good things to make on a Traeger. Last week we had bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin. I’ve made tenderloin lots of times, but have never tried it with bacon. It turned out awesome!
We also tried a little bit different way to do peppers and onions this time, I they turned out better than my closed-packet recipe. So I’ve included it as a bonus recipe today.
Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
w/Peppers and onions
6 thick-cut slices of pepper bacon
Traeger Pork and Poultry Shake
2 red, orange, or yellow peppers
1 large sweet onion
Chipotle pepper powder
Salt and pepper
Start the Traeger and heat to 350°. Rub each tenderloin with Pork and Poultry Shake, salt, and pepper. Wrap three slices of bacon around each tenderloin, securing with toothpicks. Place the tenderloins on the Traeger and grill for 30 to 45 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 170°. Turn once during cooking process.
Slice peppers and onions. Create an open-topped “bowl” with heavy duty aluminum foil. Spray with Pam cooking spray. Put peppers and onions in the foil bowl and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and chipotle pepper powder. Place on the grill with the tenderloin. By leaving the top of the packet open, you get slightly crispy vegetables that aren’t so juicy but are very flavorful.