Adam's Awesome Pork Loin Recipe
Adam's Awesome Pork Loin
This recipe was submitted by Adam Sorenson of Dakota Grills, LLC
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Grilling time: 2 Hours 0 Minutes
Rest Time: 5 Minutes
Where To Cook: bottom grate (top optional)
|1 full-sized loin||1 lb. Bacon||BBQ sauce (such as Ol' West)|
|1 fresh Pineapple (or canned rings)||6-8 Maraschino Cherries||1 jalapeño|
|1 bulb garlic|
Fill smoker tray level full with either cherry wood, hickory, lilac, or apple (fresh from the tree is best), or a combination of these. Smoking is optional; also wonderful just grilled.
Season pork loin with Dakota Grills Country Seasoning™ or Sizzlin' Steak™. Drape with bacon. Drizzle with your favorite BBQ sauce. (Sweet sauces are our favorite, such as...Ol' West, Cookies, Famous Dave's Sweet & Zesty, or Sweet Baby Ray's.) Add pineapple rings (or crushed pineapple). Place a maraschino cherry in each ring. Peel 1 garlic clove per 2 lbs. of meat, placing 1-2 pieces between each ring. Add a ¼" slice of jalapeño to each ring.
Insert meat probe. Set grill for 320°F and probe for 145°F (will overshoot to 150-155°F; if you don't want any pink, then set probe for 155°F). Done in 1½ - 2 hours.
One full-sized loin feeds about 20-25 people. You can put 4 full-sized loins on the grill (2 on bottom grate and 2 on top grate). Allow 3-4 hours to cook 4 loins (set grill temp to 250-280°F); should also tenderize if you have time. Open vent to #3 for 2 loins; #4 for more (or crack lid open a bit).
When done, you may tenderize even further for 1-2 hours, until you are ready to eat. With 1 or 2 loins, drizzle with BBQ sauce to make up for lost moisture (3-4 loins should still have plenty). Set grill temperature to 220°F and probe temperature to 160°F. (The idea is to keep internal meat temperature between 160°F & 180°F; tenderizing requires moisture, heat, and time.)