Writer Writer and Photographer Kyndra Kelly

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he perfect party appetizer to serve at your next get together or BBQ, these Tenderloin Bites are sure to be a hit! Prepare them up to two days ahead of time and pop them in the oven just before serving for an easy appetizer!

Makes 20 to 24 bites


6- to 8-oz tenderloin

12 slices bacon (approximately)


1/2 cup coconut aminos (similar to soy sauce)

3 tablespoons coconut or olive oil

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

1 teaspoon chopped garlic


Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl. Cut tenderloin into 2-inch cubes. Place meat in marinade and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Preheat oven to broil. Assemble the bites by taking one chunk of tenderloin out of the marinade and wrapping 1/2 piece of bacon around it, securing with a toothpick. Repeat these steps until all the tenderloin chunks are wrapped.

Discard marinade. Place bacon-wrapped tenderloin on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil for 5 minutes for medium rare, or until desired doneness. I like mine a little crispier, so I let them broil for 8 minutes.

Remove from oven. Serve alone or with a sauce.