Bacon-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin

Our Bacon-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin recipe is just one more example that everything tastes better with bacon! Top each serving of this holiday beef recipe with a spoonful of creamy chive sauce for a rich and decadent entree.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Roast Time:
50 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 3 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh rosemary

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 4 pound center-cut beef tenderloin roast

  • 12 slices bacon (about 1 pound)

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 recipe Creamy Chive Sauce

Creamy Chive Sauce

  • ½ cup sour cream or plain yogurt

  • ½ cup mayonnaise or salad dressing

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh chives

  • 3 tablespoon finely shredded Asiago cheese

  • 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese or 1 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with heavy foil; set aside. For rub, in a small bowl stir together brown sugar, rosemary, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; set aside.

  2. Trim fat from meat. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture evenly over meat; rub in with your fingers.

  3. On a work surface, line up bacon slices lengthwise, overlapping slightly (use enough slices so the width of the bacon layer is about 2 inches shorter than the length of the meat). Place meat crosswise in center of bacon layer. Bring the top halves of the bacon slices over meat. Roll the meat toward you so the ends of the bacon slices meet underneath (stretch the slices if necessary). Sprinkle bacon with additional pepper.

  4. Heat the prepared baking pan in the oven for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, insert an oven-going meat thermometer into center of meat. Remove pan from oven; carefully place meat, bacon ends down, in the hot pan. Roast, uncovered, for 50 to 60 minutes or until the meat thermometer registers 135°F for medium rare. Remove from oven.

  5. Cover meat with foil; let stand for 15 minutes before slicing. (Temperature of the meat after standing should be 145°F.) Cut meat into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Serve with Creamy Chive Sauce.

Creamy Chive Sauce

  1. In a small bowl, stir together sour cream, mayonnaise and chives. Stir in Asiago cheese and Parmesan cheese.

Prepare as directed through Step 3. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Continue as directed in Step 4.

Prefer a different roast? Try a 4- to 5-pound boneless pork top loin roast (double loin). Roast at 325°F for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until an instant-read thermometer registers 145°F. Like feta cheese? Use it in place of the blue cheese option in the Creamy Chive Sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

607 Calories
43g Fat
5g Carbs
47g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 607
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 55%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 700mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 47g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 90.9mg 7%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Potassium 749mg 16%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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