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Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Texas Caviar

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Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Texas Caviar

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Thick, juicy pork medallions accompanies chili-spiced black-eyed peas. For a truly delightful meal, try pairing Chef Evans’ signature pork dish with a wonderful Syrah.


  • 2 pork tenderloin (16-ounces)
  • 12 slices bacon (thick-sliced)
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • 45 oz. black-eyed peas (3 cans, drained and rinsed, about 4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup green onions (thinly sliced)
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
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    1. For Texas Caviar, combine black-eyed peas (Be sure to use plain black-eyed peas. Some canned varieties are seasoned) and green onion in large bowl. Stir together olive oil, chili powder and vinegar. Add oil mixture to black-eyed pea mixture; stir until evenly coated. Cover; marinate at room temperature for 2 to 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
    2. At least 15 minutes before grilling, soak toothpicks in enough water to cover. Prepare a medium-hot fire in grill.
    3. Bring 1 1/2 inches of water to boil in large skillet. Meanwhile, cut each tenderloin into 6 pieces, making 1 1/2-1 3/4-inch-thick medallions. Lightly season with salt and pepper; set aside.
    4. Add bacon to boiling water; return to a boil. Boil, uncovered, for 1 minute. Drain, cool slightly. Wrap 1 piece of bacon around each medallions, securing with soaked toothpicks.
    5. Grill bacon-wrapped medallions, cut sides down and uncovered, over direct heat for 12-15 minutes or until internal temperature of pork reaches 145 degrees F., turning medallions over halfway during grilling. Transfer medallions to serving platter and allow to rest 3 minutes. Remove toothpicks; serve medallions with Texas Caviar.
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