South Carolina Tailgating Twirls

South Carolina Tailgating Twirls

We took a Carolina classic and made it better with the Traeger! You will not want to miss out on these bacon wrapped pork tenderloin twirls. These are perfect for any tailgating event, and we’re sure the Gamecock faithful won’t mind if you borrowed their recipe.

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  • 2 Pork Tenderloins (silver skin removed)
  • 1 package of thick cut bacon
  • Honey Dijon mustard
  • 1 bottle of Traeger Apricot bbq sauce


Turn your Traeger to smoke 4-5 minutes with the lid open. Then turn grill up to high.

Cut your pork tenderloin in thin strips lengthwise. You may want to cut the thin strips in half depending how long your strips are. You want your bacon strips to be longer than your pork strips. Slather one side of the pork tenderloin with the Dijon honey mustard. Roll the bacon up with the tenderloin with the bacon on the outside.

When your Traeger is at 400-450 degrees place your twirls on the grill. After about 8-10 minutes flip and slather with Traeger’s Apricot bbq sauce. Grill the opposite side for another 8-10 minutes making sure both sides are slathered with sauce and are starting to caramelize. Let twirls cool for 3-5 minutes before serving.