Sizzling Smoked Pork | A Sensational Tenderloin that will leave you Salivating
Are you ready to elevate your grilling game with a mouthwatering, juicy, and flavorful pork tenderloin that will have your guests asking for seconds? Look no further, because this recipe for smoked and seared pork tenderloin is about to change the BBQ game!
Today, I'm going to share with you my not so secret recipe for the most mouthwatering, juicy, and flavorful smoked pork tenderloin you'll ever taste. And the best part? It's so easy to make, even a beginner can do it!
First off, you'll need a pellet smoker and a gas grill. I prefer to use my Monument Grills 86030 pellet smoker and the Clearview 4-Burner gas grill. But ANY smoker or grill will do the trick.
Next, you'll need a pork tenderloin. Here is where you can get creative. You can make your own rub and season it how you like or you can buy one of the pre flavored ones, like I did for this cook! I chose the apple flavored one, because apple and pork ALWAYS go together. Get creative and see what flavor combinations you can come up with.
Now, it's time to fire up the smoker. Preheat it to 250ºF. Once it's hot and ready, place the pork tenderloin on the smoker and let it smoke for an hour.
Here's where the Meatstick X comes in handy. This wireless thermometer is a game-changer when it comes to smoking meats. It allows you to monitor the internal temperature of the pork tenderloin from your phone, so you don't have to keep opening the smoker and letting out all the heat. I like to smoke my pork tenderloin until it reaches 135ºF internal temperature.
Once the pork tenderloin is ready, it's time to sear it. Fire up the side sear box of your gas grill, and let it heat up to high heat. Place the pork tenderloin on the grill and sear it for about 2-3 minutes on each side. This will give it a nice crust and and help LOCK IN those smoky flavors.
Here's the hard part - letting it rest. After searing, let the pork tenderloin rest for 5-7 minutes before slicing into it. Trust me, this step is crucial. If you slice into it too soon, all the juices will run out, and you'll end up with dry and flavorless pork.
Once it's rested, slice it into medallions and serve it with your favorite side dish. I like to serve it with creamy mashed potatoes. The combination of the smoky and juicy pork tenderloin with the creamy mashed potatoes is out of this world!
Until next time, make sure you eat well, do well, and serve good food. Happy grilling!
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