Carolina Pork Twirl Recipe -
Carolina Pork Twirl Recipe
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Carolina Pork Twirl

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"This is a perfect appetizer for a small family gathering."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


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

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 21, 2007

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 pork was cooked. Next time, I probably use a tomato based sauce.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 20, 2009

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!


25 Ratings

Dec 29, 2008

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 oven. Yummy.

Aug 12, 2008

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 managable to eat, I also used Famous Daves sweet & sassy the combo of teriyaki and sweet bbq sause was wonderful, Thanks for passing this along will be making again.

May 03, 2006

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

Aug 29, 2007

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!

Feb 24, 2007

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.

Sep 03, 2008

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 secured with toothpicks. Then made a marinade with Webers Chipotle Marinade mix. Pored the marinade over the pork with the bacon wrapped around it and let that marinade for around half hour. Then cooked on the grill with our favorite red bbq sauce since we don't have mustard based sauces here. It was so good! Even my daughter that isn't fond of pork liked it! Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 283 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 24.5 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 987 mg
  • 39%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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