- 4 pork ribs (about 1 pound total)
- 8 pieces of bacon
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (not packed)
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp butter (for frying)
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Baking TIme: 25-30 minutes
Delicious caramelized bacon on the outside, juicy pork inside, all topped with a sweet sauce. Perfect served over rice!
I concocted this recipe out of the blue one day. It evolved out of a “I wonder what would happen if…” sort of night. I’m sure that there are other recipes out there that are very similar, as we have been finding ways to incorporate bacon into our meals since the invention of bacon. However, this one is mine, and I hope you enjoy!
1.) Gather your ingredients. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
2.) Pour the molasses, honey, and brown sugar into a mixing bowl. Stir thoroughly to make sure there aren’t any clumps of sugar, and that everything is combined well.
3.) Take your pork ribs, and dip into the molasses mixture. (Yes, this will be a messy process!) Have an empty plate ready to set the pork on. You will have lots of sauce left over. Set it aside for use later.
4.) Separate out your pieces of bacon, so they can be easily grabbed one at a time. For each piece of pork, you’re going to use two pieces of bacon. Wrap the bacon around the pork, so that the entire surface is covered. Also, because bacon. If you’re having trouble getting the bacon to stay put, try tucking the ends of the bacon into itself, or use more sauce to stick the ends to the pork.
It should look something like this when it’s done:
Do this until all pieces of pork are covered, and you’ve used all the bacon.
5.) Drizzle sauce over the bacon-wrapped pork, and spread until it covers the whole surface. You’ll have lots of sauce leftover, still. Reserve it! We’ve got plans for it!
They should look something like this when you’re done:
At this point you can cover the pork with plastic and refrigerate to allow the pieces to marinate. Make sure you wrap the sauce in plastic (or place in an airtight container) and refrigerate, too! Or, continue on to the next step.
6.) Place 1 tablespoon of butter into a large frying pan and heat until melted and bubbly.
7.) Place pork into the frying pan carefully to avoid unwrapping the bacon pieces. Pour half of the reserved sauce into the pan to coat the pork. Fry about 5 minutes on each side, using tongs to turn pieces, or until the bacon crisps and reaches the desired color.
8.) Place pork pieces with tongs into a casserole dish. Pour ALL the remaining sauce over the pork. (And the sauce from the frying pan, too!)
9.) Bake at 350°F for about 25-30 minutes, or until the pork is done all the way through. Cut pork into medallions, and spoon the sauce in the dish over the pork. This is an important step! You definitely don’t want all that delicious sauce to go to waste 🙂
Do you have suggestions to make the recipe better, or another bacon-wrapped pork recipe that you love? Share in the comments below!