Hickory Smoked Pork Tenderloins

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Hickory Smoked Pork Tenderloins

Amazing how time flies when you’re having fun! I couldn’t believe that the last time I smoked a couple of Pork Tenderloins was at the end of May. I’ve cooked/smoked so many other items and spent weeks on the road in our RV that it was time to enjoy a couple more Pork Tenderloins again. When the COVID-19 first showed it’s ugly head I visited Costco to stock up on as much varieties of meat as my freezer could accommodate. I even bought another stand up freezer and stocked it also. Got really lucky when I called Lowe’s and found out they had 2 freezers left in stock. Try and find a freezer today. You’ll soon learn that you’re probably going to be out of luck for quite a while. Then my governor locked down the state, large shortages of everything starting occurring and I was very glad I stocked my freezers. Hopefully, the shortages won’t occur again.
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Trim excess fat and silver skin from the Pork Tenderloins. Rub all sides of the Tenderloins with roasted garlic extra virgin olive oil and season them liberally using my Pork Dry Rub (page 169 of my cookbook, The Wood Pellet Smoker and Grill Cookbook). Wrap the Pork Tenderloins in plastic and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Preheat your wood pellet smoker grill or a Green Mountain Grills WiFi Controlled Davy Crockett to 225ºF using CookinPellets.com Hickory hard wood pellets. Use a teflon grill mat to prevent the Pork Tenderloins from sticking to the grill grates. Smoke the Pork Tenderloins for 2 hours at 225ºF until the internal temperature of the Pork Tenderloins, at the thickest part, reach 145ºF. Rest the Smoked Pork Tenderloins loosely under a foil tent for 10 minutes before slicing against the grain and serving.

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