Southwest Smoked Pork Loin

Southwest Smoked Pork Loin

Published March 15, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 8
Total Time: 140 min

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 90 min


Although it may sound intimidating, smoking meats on your grill is actually quite simple and yields a deep rich flavor. This recipe calls for pork tenderloin, but you can use this technique for almost any variety and cut of meat.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: approx. 4 ounces
Calories per serving: 210
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.0g 14%
Saturated Fat 3.3g 17%
Sodium 219mg 9%
Protein 24.0g 33%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 3 cups hickory wood chunks
  • 1 (2 1/2-pound) boneless pork top loin, trimmed
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper

Step by Step:

  1. Soak wood in water at least 1 hour.
  2. Stir together garlic and next 4 ingredients. Rub evenly over pork.
  3. Prepare charcoal grill for medium-low indirect-heat. Sprinkle half the drained wood over the coals. Place pork on rack not over direct heat. Cover, with grill lid, and smoke for 90 minutes or until a temperature inserted into thickest portion registers 155 degree F. Add more coals and remaining wood chips as needed.
  4. Remove roast from grill, cover with foil and let stand at least 30 minutes.