Applewood Pork Loin

Applewood Smoked Pork Loin

SERVES: 4 – 6 people | READY IN: 4 hours | COOKING SURFACE: SmokePro SG Pellet Grill

Celebrate National BBQ Month (or for no reason at all) with this recipe for Smoked Pork Loin. It’s savory, tender, and juicy. What’s more? It’s incredibly easy to make! Give it a try now.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Rack of pork loin, french cut
  • Favorite rub
  • Apple wood pellets
  • Thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, 5-6 slices
  • Butcher’s string
  • Fresh parsley
  • Fresh thyme
  • Minced garlic
  • Italian panko bread crumbs
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS:

Begin by mixing parsley, thyme, garlic, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and olive oil in a medium-sized bow. Set mixture aside.

Apply rub to the underside of the pork loin. On the top, where the fat cap is, do some cross-hatch cuts across the cap. Then, apply a heavy coat of the rub.

Pre-heat your pellet grill to 225° F or Lo Smoke. Lay bacon strips across the loin, on top of the fat cap. Using your butcher’s string, tie in three places to keep the bacon on top. Then place the pork on the middle rack of your grill.

Once the pork reaches an internal temperature of 125°F, apply a heavy coat of the parsley/garlic mixture you made earlier. Continue smoking until internal temperature reaches 145°F.

Then remove, let it rest 15-20 minutes, slice, and serve.