So, you've got a thing for pesto but you're not into the whole pasta thing... use pesto with meat. It's great with chicken, but tonight, we had a pork tenderloin that we decided to use instead.
Bacon Wrapped Pesto Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
1 small/medium pork tenderloin
6 slices of bacon ( nitrate free is best if you can find it )
pesto ( see the recipe here )
Set oven @ 400.
Butterfly the tenderloin. ( Basically, slice it almost in half, but leaving enough so that you can lay it open )
Pound the tenderloin until about 1/2" thin.
Lay the bacon strips out and set the butterflied tenderloin on top.
Spread a generous amount of pesto over the tenderloin and then roll everything together.
* The bacon should keep it all together, but you can also use cooking twine or skewers if you need to
Bake at 400 for 30/35 minutes.
This goes great with roast asparagus.