This barbecued pork loin recipe makes for the best sandwiches. It features rotisserie pork with a homemade sauce, roasted on a spit for the maximum smoky flavor.

How To Make Barbecued Pork Loin

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10 mins
4 hrs 5 mins
4 hrs 15 mins


  • 8 lb pork loin roast
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Barbecue Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced or 1/8 tsp. instant minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp oil or shortening
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp thyme leaf crushed
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp mustard prepared
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • 1 dash tabasco sauce


Making the sauce

  • Sauté onion and garlic in oil in a frypan until tender. Add remaining ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside.

Cooking the meat

  • Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper.
  • Run a spit through the center of the meat, making sure it is evenly balanced.
  • Secure to a rotisserie with a heavy cord. Insert a meat thermometer so the tip is in the center of the roast but not resting in fat, bone or on the rod.
  • Arrange coals for roasting meat and roast over hot coals for 2 hours until the meat thermometer registers 140°F.
  • Continue roasting, brushing with barbecue sauce every 20 minutes until the roast reaches an internal temperature of 170°F, about 1.5 to 2 hours longer.
  • Plate the roast and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 433mg | Potassium: 942mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg