BBQ Bacon Apple Pork Explosion
With August wrapping up and summer temps finally giving us a little bit of relief, that hint of brisk in the air has me dreaming about curling up with winter-warming comfort foods. But it’s a mixed emotion, because that also means grilling season has almost come to a close. Nooooo! Just in time for Labor Day, here’s one last, very pork-y grill-season hurrah that takes some wintery flavors and makes them work for summer.
Inspired by the Internet-classic bacon explosion, I cooked up an easy and outrageous grill dish earlier this month. Here’s how it went down:
1 Smithfield Mesquite Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet
1 simple package of good bacon
1 baking apple (I used mutsu; granny smith or any other crisp one should do)
Core the apple and cut it into as thin slices as possible. Toss these with the juice of 1/2 lemon.
Arrange the apple slices so that they cover all sides of the pork loin (they should stick right on).
Roll out a long piece of tin foil and lay your bacon strips out horizontally next to each other so they are almost overlapping.
Now plop your pork-and-apple down right in the middle.
Wrap it up!
Fold the foil up around all sides of the meat.
Drop it on a hot grill for about 20 minutes, then flip and cook 20 minutes more.
Remove and slice into thin pieces of porky-bacon-appley goodness.
This sponsored post is part of Endless Simmer’s 2015 series as a Blogger Ambassador for Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork.