Chef Gaye Sandoz with Tony Chachere's shares two recipes that are sure to be the hit of your Christmas party or gathering! The pecans also make a great gift.

Tony Chachere's Bacon Wrapped Grilled Pork Tenderloin


  • 2 links green onion smoked sausage
  • 1/2 pkg (12 oz) bacon slices
  • 2 pork tenderloins
  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese
  • Dijon mustard


Make a cut in sausage casing. Remove filling. Butterfly loin. (See instructions on Internet). Marinade with your choice of 30 minute marinade. Season with your choice of seasoning. Lay bacon side by side and place tenderloin on top. Place sausage on top of tenderloin. Place cheese on top of sausage. Roll up and wrap with bacon. Secure with toothpicks. Grill on 450 degrees for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees. Cook until internal degree is 145. Cover with foil and let rest for 5 minutes.

Tony's Spiced Rum Pecans


  • 1 tablespoon No Salt Tony Chachere's Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Tony's Bold Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon dried ground orange peel
  • 1 pound pecan halves (about 4 cups)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rum


Line baking pan with parchment paper. Mix seasonings, cinnamon, orange peel and set aside. Place nuts in a black iron skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes until they start to brown. Add butter and stir until melted. Add the spices and stir until combined. Add sugar and rum. Stir until mixture thickens and coats the buts approximately 3 minutes. Place nuts on baking pan and separate them. Coo and transfer. Store in airtight container.


Gaye Sandoz is corporate media chef for Tony Chachere's. She has more than 33 years experience in the food business, including food research and development, food recipes and cookbooks. She appears often on TV cooking segments, including national TV and QVC.

Chef Gaye has a BS degree in dietetics and completed graduate work at the University of Mississippi and LSU.


As a "thank you" to our viewers, Tony's is offering a free cookbook,"THE BASICS OF CREOLE COOKING".

To get this freebie, call: 1-888-827-3653 (That's 1-888-8CREOLE).

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