Here is our favorite home recipe:
1-2 lbs of back strap
1 large onion (sliced into rings)
1 lb bacon
1/8 cup brown sugar
Instructions: Cut the tenderloins into 3/4" thick coins. Cook bacon in frying pan & set aside. Drain about 1/2 of bacon grease from the pan. Add the sliced onions & brown sugar & cook the onions until soft & light brown. Cut the bacon strips into squares. Add the back strap coins and bacon.season with black pepper. We like our back straps barely pink in the middle but cook to your preference. our cook time for the meat itself is usually only 10-12 minutes because of the coin thickness.
As simple as it seems, let me tell you, this recipe is hard to beat! And no, using bacon is not cheating because bacon is a seasoning, right?