Ninja Foodi Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin is another recipe I converted to the Ninja Foodi. Since we like our bacon crispy, I would precook the bacon in one pan, wrap the pork and then cook. It was always a preplanned meal to cook low and slow, and the bacon did not always come out nice and crispy. Along came the Ninja Foodiand viola, perfectly done in less then 20 minutes and all in one pot. My husband appreciates that as he does dishes and he consistently says how easy the Ninja Foodi is to clean.
Ninja Foodi Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin is really as easy as it sounds. I tend to do two, one pound tenderloins at a time. However you can cook only one if desired, just reduce the pressure cooking time slightly. I did make this At the same times as my Ninja Foodi Baby Potatoes and it turned out great. My only update would be to cook the potatoes as pot-in-pot or cover with aluminum foil. The pork drippings were in the potatoes and when we took them out I had to rinse so my kids would eat them. This time we put French Onion Butter on the potatoes. It was excellent.
How to Make Ninja Foodi Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin
I use two, one pound tenderloins I buy from the butcher. A half pound of bacon, I used peppered bacon and did not season the tenderloin with salt and pepper. That is it, two ingredients.
Simply wrap the pork tenderloins with the bacon. Be sure as you wrap the ends meet on the same side to create a seam down the pork. You will place this side down on the Ninja Foodi rack. If you are no making potatoes or another side dish at the same time, place the rack int eh low position. You will not have to flip it later. If you are making a side dish on the bottom, place the rack in the high position.
Set the Ninja Foodi to Pressure at High for 4 minutes. If doing a smaller piece of pork or if you prefer your pork a little more rare, cook for 2-3 minutes. The cook will continue to cook when air frying the bacon.
Release the pressure when cooking time is complete. Remove the side dish and flip the racks if needed. (I put the potatoes in a bowl in my microwave to keep warm.) Set the Ninja Foodi to Air Crisp on High for 10 minutes. Check the bacon and depending on how fatty it is or how crispy you like it you may want to cook longer.
Ninja Foodi Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin
- 2 lbs Pork tenderloin I purchase from my butcher as two 1 lb tenderloins.
- ½ Lb Bacon
- 1 tsp Salt More or less to taste.
- 1 tsp Pepper More or less to taste.
- 1 cup Water
- Season the Pork tenderloin with salt and pepper to taste.
- Wrap tenderloin In bacon. Make sure all bacon ends meet on the same side creating a seam you can lat the pork on.
- If making potatoes or rice at the same time Either us pot-in-pot method or cover with aluminum foil to capture the pork drippings.
- Place the cup of water in the Ninja Foodi. Lay the pork tenderloins in a circular pattern on the rack and placed in the Ninja Foodi. If not making potatoes or rice, then place the rack in the low setting, this will prevent having to flip the rack in a future step.
- Set the Ninja Foodi to Pressure and High for 4 minutes. You will be Air Crisping as well, so do not want to overcook. If you prefer your pork more rare cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Once complete release the pressure. Pull out the potatoes or rice if in the pot. Flip the rack To the low position if needed and place the pork tenderloin back in the Ninja Foodi.
- Set the Ninja Foodi to Air Crisp on High for 10 minutes. Depending on how crispy you want the bacon, and how fatty it is you may need to cook longer.