Smoked Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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Ellen Published: January 5, 2021 Modified: June 21, 2021
Smoked Pork Tenderloin Recipe

How To Make Smoked Pork Tenderloin

Indulge your taste buds with a savory and juicy smoked pork! It’s brined in a tangy herb mix, then smoked to tender perfection for a hearty dish.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 30 minutes
Brine Time: 2 hours
Total: 3 hours 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Brine:

  • 2cupsapple cider
  • 4cupswater
  • 3tbspkosher salt
  • ¼cupsugar
  • 2garlic cloves,smashed
  • 2tsppeppercorns
  • 1orange,thinly sliced
  • 1lemon,thinly sliced
  • 2rosemary sprigs
  • 2bay leaves

For Pork:

  • lbspork tenderloin
  • ¼cupBBQ spice rub
  • cupBBQ sauce

Instructions

Brine:

  1. Combine the apple cider, water, salt, sugar, garlic, peppercorns, orange, lemon, rosemary, and bay leaves in a pot. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes over medium heat or until salt and sugar is dissolved. Cool.

  2. Pour the brine into a large bowl, then add the pork and cover. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Cook:

  1. Preheat an electric smoker to 250 degrees F. Load the smoker with apple wood, cherry wood or hickory chips.

  2. Remove the pork from the brine, then pat dry. Rub the BBQ seasoning all over the meat.

  3. Place the meat either on the smoker rack or in a disposable foil pan.

  4. Smoke for 1½ hours or until a thermometer inserted into the center of the meat registers 145 degrees F.

  5. Brush the BBQ sauce all over the pork. Lower the smoker temperature to 175 degrees F, then smoke for an additional 30 minutes.

  6. Let the pork sit for 5 minutes, then slice and serve!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 278.64kcal
  • Fat: 5.39g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.75g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.97g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.88g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.65g
  • Fiber: 1.35g
  • Sugar: 21.85g
  • Protein: 29.94g
  • Cholesterol: 92.14mg
  • Sodium: 880.96mg
  • Calcium: 43.51mg
  • Potassium: 736.65mg
  • Iron: 1.90mg
  • Vitamin A: 6.98µg
  • Vitamin C: 13.83mg
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