Smoked Pork Tenderloin

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Smoked Pork Tenderloin

When it comes to pork tenderloins you just can’t beat what Costco carries. Their packaging contains two packs and each pack contains 2 tenderloins. In the past I’ve always smoked one pack but we wind up only eating about  a half of one of the tenderloins. I then vacuum seal the rest and freeze it for future meals. So now I only smoke half a pack which is one tenderloin. After eating, we graze on the leftovers the next day or so. Much more efficient. Nothing wrong with munching on smoked pork tenderloin that you can cut with a fork. So moist and tender!
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Here’s my time proven recipe for smoked pork tenderloin:

Trim excess fat and silver skin from the Pork Tenderloin. Rub all sides of the Tenderloins with roasted garlic extra virgin olive oil and season 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 Hickory hard wood pellets. Use a teflon grill mat to prevent the Pork Tenderloin from sticking to the grill grates. Smoke the Pork Tenderloin for 2 hours at 225ºF until the internal temperature of the Pork Tenderloins, at the thickest part, reaches 145ºF. Rest the Smoked Pork Tenderloin loosely under a foil tent for 10 minutes before slicing against the grain and serving.

  1. Bruce Bartl
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    Hi Pete,
    I’ ve been using your recipe for smoked pork loins for years & they always come out great.

    As always, we smokers like to experience & try new recipes.

    This weekend I am cooking seven pork loins your way, except finishing with a Bourbon Butter Sauce f on Malcom Reed’s recipe from HowToBBQRight website. I have used this on many pork chop cooks & it is always delicious! Just a thought for you. I also use all of his seasonings with great success!

    Thanks for your blogs/emails…love them!

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