This quick and simple Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin cooked in the air fryer is perfect for weeknight dinners and packed with so much flavor!
1/4teaspoonground black pepper
1pork tenderloin(about 1 1/2 lbs)
6center cut strips bacon
Season pork with salt and pepper. Lay the bacon on a cutting board to be roughly the same size as the tenderloin.
Cut two bacon strips in half (since the ends are thinner, they don’t need a whole strip). Lay two halves next to each other, then four full strips, then the other two halves next to each other.
Carefully lay the tenderloin over the bacon. Tightly roll up the pork jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Tie the roast at 2- inch intervals with kitchen string each about 12-inches long.
Carefully cut the tenderloin in half to fit in the air fryer.
Put the tenderloin inside and fry at 400 F for 20 minutes turning halfway, until an instant read thermometer inserted into the center reads 145-150 F. Let the pork rest about 5 minutes before slicing. Slice into 12 slices.
Optional: Serve with grain mustard, fig jam, sweet chile sauce, etc.