Smoked Pork Tenderloin

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This smoked pork tenderloin recipe just might become one of your favorite go-to's. This tenderloin requires no marinating and is a quick cook on the smoker.

4 Servings
Ingredients
Pork
  • 1 - 1 1/2 pound whole pork tenderloin
  • handful of apple and pecan wood chunks
Rub
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
Barbecue Sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
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1. Preheat your smoker to 225°F.
2. Combine brown sugar, paprika, salt, onion powder, black pepper and mustard powder in a bowl and mix with your fingers to break up any lumps. Generously apply the rub to all sides of the pork tenderloin.
3. Place the tenderloin in your smoker with 2 to 3 wood chunks on top of the hot coals. Cook until the deepest section of the pork tenderloin reaches an internal temperature of 110°F, or about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Hot TipUse an instant read thermometer to determine the internal temperature of the pork.
4. While the pork is cooking, combine all barbecue sauce ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Once the tenderloin has reached its targeted temperature, brush it with barbecue sauce.
6. Preheat your grill for direct grilling at 500°F.
7. Transfer the pork tenderloin to the grill and cook until the internal temperature reaches 155°F, about 2 minutes per side.
8. Remove the tenderloin from the grill and let rest at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.
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