Game Day Provisions 101: Bourbon-Bacon Pork Tenderloin

Game Day Recipes. Bourbon-Bacon Pork Tenderloin By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Tailgating Editor-In-Chief Southern Lifestyle Cooking Tailgating & Entertaining Brand TV Cooking Personality Southern Tailgating Expert Game Day Hostess Tide & Tigers Today Tailgate Host WBRC Fox 6 Birmingham AlabamaGame Day Entertaining

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Bacon. Bacon. And more bacon. We love it. And can’t seem to get enough of it on game day. Pork tenderloin is the ideal MVP to host the iconic food with Bourbon-Bacon Pork Tenderloin stepping up as the star which starts with a simple marinade of staples you probably have already lingering about your kitchen such as honey, garlic, Dijon mustard, horseradish & of course, bourbon. It’s then encased in a tight spiral of smoky goodness before grilling. This particular recipe utilizes a combination Two-Zone Method by first cooking over indirect heat, then the pork is placed over direct heat to crisp the bacon before removing from the grill. Be sure to have a peek at The Tailgaters Quick Reference Grilling Guide for more details. Slice & serve as a hearty appetizer with the Classic Horseradish Sauce or follow my tips for building sliders. Either way you can’t go wrong when good taste is offered at your tailgating social. Follow my pointers for pulling off this tasty tailgating recipe & be certain to have a peek at the video tutorial below courtesy of WBRC Magic City Weekend for a bonafide win-win.

Game Day Entertaining Bacon Bourbon Pork Tenderloin By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Southern Tailgating Expert TV Cooking Personality Editor-In-Chief Southern Cooking Tailgating & Entertaining Lifestyle Brand Pastry Chef Writer Author Food Stylist Tide & Tigers Today Tailgate Host WBRC Fox 6 Birmingham Alabama Contributor

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makes 8 servings

The Basic Fundamentals

Wrap the bacon around the pork so that it does not overlap for even grilling. Secure it with a toothpick where the last piece meets the next one.

1/3 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup bourbon
3 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp prepared horseradish
3 garlic cloves, pressed
1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 1/2 lbs pork tenderloin, trimmed
1 {12-oz} package bacon
Classic Horseradish Sauce

Combine the first 8 ingredients in a 1-gallon-size plastic zip-top bag. Add the tenderloins & seal the bag. Turn the bag a few times to coat the pork well. Chill 4 to 24 hours.

Wrap the bacon slices around the pork tenderloins, securing with wooden picks. Build a fire with charcoal. Add the packet of wood chips to the grill or smoker. Place the bacon wrapped pork directly on the grate seam side down over indirect heat, about 225 to 275 degrees. Cook 45 minutes, turn the tenderloins & place over direct heat 15 minutes or until an internal temperature registers 160 degrees. Let stand 15 minutes. Slice & serve with Classic Horseradish Sauce

The Extra Point

The pork can be served for a tasty weeknight meal. Accompany with a salad, roasted new potatoes & green beans.

Game Day Tailgating: Horseradish Sauce By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Editor-In-Chief Southern Tailgating, Cooking & entertaining lifestyle brand Southern Tailgating Expert Sports Entertaining Tide & Tigers Today Tailgate Host WBRC Fox 6 Birmingham Alabama Pastry Chef Author Writer Food Stylist

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makes about 1 1/4 cups

The Basic Fundamentals 

Lightened mayonnaise can be substituted. Add chives or parsley for a bright pop of color.

1 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
4 tsp prepared horseradish

Stir together all of the ingredients.

The Extra Point

This versatile sauce pairs well with grilled flank steak & chicken. Stuff into pita pockets with tomato & cucumber for tasty tailgating sandwiches.

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How To Pack Travel-Friendly Bacon-Bourbon Pork Tenderloin Sliders 

Planning & logistics are key when preparing to travel for tailgating.
Follow these tips to pack a lovely game day picnic.

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Bourbon-Bacon Pork Tenderloin Sliders 

Grill the pork as directed & prepare the Classic Horseradish Sauce. Cover & chill over night. Thinly slice the pork & stuff into split slider buns. Dollop with the sauce. Wrap each slider in plastic & tuck the sandwiches into a zip-top plastic bag. Place recipe favorites such as Classic Potato Salad & Classic Spinach Dip in containers with lids & nestle everything in a cooler filled with ice. Stash napkins & plates in team colors plus a few Football Pennants to complete the pass for a bonafide touchdown.

The Video Tutorial
Courtesy Of WBRC Magic City Weekend

Watch the video to see how easy it is to make this in your own kitchen.

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