It is here!
Mother Nature has been toying with us a lot this year. It feels like winter lasted about a trillion years. I was seriously concerned we would never see the sun or dry ground again. But slowly the days are getting longer and warmer. Dinner is migrating out of the kitchen and onto porches, decks, and backyards! Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, grab your grill or your smoker, crank it up and make this Smoked Pork Tenderloin!
This super simple dinner starts with mixing up a couple spices to make a nice savory rub. We have tried a lot of spice mixtures for grilling but we love this one because it has a great balance of heat and sweetness without being overpowering. It really just compliments the flavor of the smoked meat.
Once you mix the spices, you sprinkle it on, and then rub it in. You want to get a real good even coat all the way around. The spices are going to form this delicious crust that you are going to fight your family for.
So once your spices are packed on, it is time to throw it on the grill. Now, we have a smoker, so we cook it at a high temperature for about twenty minutes, then lower the temperature for a couple hours. This gives that great char on the outside but ensures the meat stays tender and moist.
- 1 tablespoon Old Bay
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 1/2 pound pork tenderloin
- Combine spices in a small bowl, rub mixture evenly on pork loin making sure it is coated well.
- Heat your grill to 450 degrees, place pork loin in the center of the grill. Cook for 20 minutes, then lower temperature to 225 and cook for 2 hours.
- Let meat sit for 10 minutes before slicing.