Smoked Sirloin Tip Pork Roast
For years, I've enjoyed the convenience of smoking small 3 pound Sirloin Tip Pork Roasts. Historically, I have purchased my Sirloin Tip Pork Roasts at Costco. Costco used to always carry Swift Premium Pork Sirloin Tip Roasts (package of 4 roasts) but lately, at my local Costco, they are carrying their own packaged roasts. I don't think they call it the same but to the best of my knowledge, it's the same cut of pork.
For the most part, these roasts are void of any excess fat and/or silver skin to trim off because these cuts of pork are naturally lean. The general method for cooking is ... "The leaner the meat, the higher the heat". Cooking a Sirloin Tip Pork Roast at 350ºF to 375ºF until the internal temperature reaches 145ºF produces great results but I prefer to often just smoke the roast with delicious results. You can also combine the two methods, smoke for a length of time before bumping the pit temperature to 350ºF until your roast reaches your desired internal temperature.
USDA guidelines and the National Pork Board recommends cooking pork to an internal temperature between 145ºF (medium rare) and 160ºF (medium) followed by a 3 minute rest. That temperature should be measured with a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the meat.
Rub the Sirloin Tip Pork Roast with roasted garlic extra virgin olive oil and then season the roast liberally with my Pork Dry Rub. Page 169 of my cookbook - The Wood Pellet Smoker and Grill Cookbook. Wrap the seasoned roast in plastic and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat your Green Mountain Grills WiFi controlled Davy Crockett grill or your wood pellet smoker grill of choice to 250ºF using CookinPellets.com Premium Perfect Mix hard wood pellets. I like to use a Teflon grill mat to keep the meat from sticking to the grates. Smoke the Sirloin Tip Pork Roast at 250ºF for approximately 3 hours until the internal temperature of the roast reaches 145ºF. Rest the roast for 3 minutes before carving and serving.
Gotta love that beautiful smoke ring on those delicious medium rare slices of pork roast. Remember that you don't need to take pork to 160ºF like the old days which pretty much dried out the meat. The new guidelines are perfectly safe to use and enjoy. A nice green salad is great accompaniment.