Carolina Pork Twirl

Carolina Pork Twirl

Tyler Melnick

"This is a perfect appetizer for a small family gathering."
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30 m servings 283 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 283 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 21g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 24.5 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 987 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat a grill for medium heat. When hot, lightly oil the grate.
  2. While the grill is heating, slice the pork tenderloin into flat strips similar to the bacon. Roll up strips of bacon inside strips of pork tenderloin and secure with moistened toothpicks. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill the rolls for about 10 minutes on one side, then turn over. Slather some barbeque sauce over them and cook for another 10 minutes. Remove from the grill and let rest for 2 minutes before serving.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.


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  1. 25 Ratings

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We loved these, but they are a bit messy to eat. I used thick cut bacon that I pre-cooked to the soft stage. This way I avoided flare-ups on my grill and the bacon was crisp by the time the po...

Most helpful critical review

It had a good flavor -we used Kraft red BBQ sauce since we didn't have mustard based sauce, but you have to really want to eat a lot of pork to enjoy it!

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We loved these, but they are a bit messy to eat. I used thick cut bacon that I pre-cooked to the soft stage. This way I avoided flare-ups on my grill and the bacon was crisp by the time the po...

I can't wrap my head around mustard based sauces so I used regular ol Sweet Baby Ray's sauce and this was REALLY good. Cook the bacon before rolling it up. I seared it and finished it in the ove...

This a great appitizer for summer, I pre-cooked bacon and used a teriyaki seasoned pork tenderloin, because thats what i had. I sliced loin longways then in half to make more, they were more man...

Fantastic!! One of the best recipes ive cooked so far, will try again, thanks!!

I took what some of the previous reviewers had said and cooked the bacon a little first. I am not a huge pork fan but I could eat this again. My husband loved it!

This was really very good. The pork stayed very moist and tender. Next time, we will probably use a tomato-based bbq sauce instead of the yellow sauce.

This was so delicious! I sliced my tenderloin that was partially frozen into 1 inch round slices. Pre cooked the bacon slightly and let cool. Wrapped 1 and a half slices of bacon around it and s...

DELICIOUS!! I used turkey bacon. It was just as good. I will make this again soon!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a fun way to do something different with pork tenderloin. These came together very quickly and I put them on metal skewers. As per other reviews I did pre-cook the bacon for about 4 minut...

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