Special Utensils: shallow roasting pan, meat thermometer
Preheat/bake Oven: 350F.
In a small skillet, melt butter over lot heat; saute onion, celery and mushrooms until onion are soft and transparent. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl combine bread crumbs, salt, pepper, basil and parsley. Add onion mixture; mix well. Make a lengthwise cut 3/4 of the way through the tenderloin. Lightly place stuffing in the pocket; close with toothpicks. Place bacon strips diagonally across the top, covering the picks and pocket. Place meat, bacon side up, in a shallow roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer into meat, not stuffing. Bake uncovered until meat reaches desired degree of doneness (160F for medium; 170F for well done.) Meat will need to bake one hour or more. Remove from oven; let stand for 15 minutes. Remove toothpicks and slice meat to serve.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana