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Smoking a Boneless Pork Loin

Here’s the easiest and best way of smoking a boneless pork loin and the recipe for the most amazing smoked pork tenderloin rub too! No need for sauce on this meat because the pork dry rub and smoker do all the work for you. The most flavorful slices of meat you’ll ever try.

traeger pork loin

Smoking a boneless pork loin has never been easier and more delicious! When it’s the summertime we get excited to uncover our electric smoker and throw in anything that sounds like it might be good smoked. We’ve come up with a list of our favorite easy smoker recipes using our electric smoker but really you can have any style smoker and make this pork loin that needs no sauce, just this pork tenderloin rub that’s sweet and savory. (originally published 4/18, affiliate links present)

Smoked Pork Loin

Seriously my husband made this one day and the kids couldn’t keep their hands off of it!

With a mix of brown sugar, chili powder, and other spices rubbed all over on the top and bottom this dry rub creates a wonderful taste and crust on the outside. THIS will make your smoked pork irresistible and really perfect for any other type of meat too.

traeger

Traeger Pork Loin

There are many different smoker brands out there. Don’t feel like you need the most expensive one out there. We started with a small cheap electric version and made a ton of things in it. Worked great and got us going to smoke meat in a Traeger even more when we upgraded.

If you are just beginning, just do it. Choose the type you can afford and start out with simple recipes like this one that don’t need anything other than some seasonings.

You can even buy bottled rubs of all different kinds if you want to make things really simple for yourself.

pork loin in traeger

Traeger Boneless Pork Loin

This is how I figure out what we are going to smoke the next day. I go to the store and see what is on sale! Seriously, less than $5 for all 5 of us to eat dinner + have leftovers for lunch the next day is my ideal kinda’ dinner. I don’t know about you but this is the best way to cook.

  • Just about any meat can be smoked. It is not only an easy way to cook outdoors but creates a wonderful flavor that you just can’t get on the grill.

Like I said, if you’re new to smoking you don’t need an expensive model. We have this smoker that was less than $200 when we bought it and have had no issues with it. Just put a cover over it to save it from being weathered during the winter months and get ready to cook in it nightly once it warms up outside.

A Traeger pellet grill works for cooking pork great because it keeps the temperature steady even if it is really cold outside.

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Traeger Smoked Pork Loin

As with any meat but especially with pork you need to make sure it is cooked properly which is 160 degrees F. for something like this following this meat temperature guide. The nice thing about the electric smoker we have is that it has a meat thermometer inside that does all that work for you!!

  • Just put your meat inside. Place the probe into the center of your piece of meat, and it stops cooking once it hits the correct temperature. Then it cools off to maintain 120 degrees to keep it warm until you take it out. Makes it so easy!!

We used the apple smoke chips to smoke this pork loin. I buy this variety wood chip box so we can try different ones, it lasts throughout the summer which is perfect.

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Pork tenderloin rub

  1. Smoker – we have this electric smoker that makes smoking easy because it shuts off automatically once the meat is cooked properly
    1. recently purchased a Traeger pellet grill too and have used that
  2. Pork loin roast
  3. Olive oil
  4. Brown sugar
  5. White sugar
  6. Spices
  7. Sharp knife for slicing after it has rested for 15 minutes

Just mix these together in a small dish and rub all over the whole thing. Allow the excess to fall off before laying on the grates and go. This is a very lean cut so there really isn’t any excess fat to cut off when done. We slice it up but you could dice into more of a pulled pork dish and toss with your favorite sauce instead.

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Pork Loin Smoked

There’s a printable recipe card at the bottom but here is a quick rundown. First pat it dry with paper towels and rub outside with olive oil.

  • In a bowl mix all pork loin rub ingredients together until combined and generously rub it on the outside, massaging it in.
  • Place pork on middle rack of smoker on grill grates. Put probe in end of meat pushing in so it reaches middle and can accurately tell you the temp. ensuring that it cooks all the way thru.
  • Fill wood chip drawer with wood chips. Set smoker to 200 degrees F. and smoke until thermometer comes to 160 degrees to ensure pork is done.
  • For the pork loin we had it took about 4 hours cooking time(will vary within 30 minutes depending on thickness). With our electric smoker the probe is attached to it so when it reaches the done temp for the meat it shuts off and lowers to 120 degrees to keep warm. If you don’t have this check after 3 hrs or so to check how close to 160 it is. 
    • timing will vary with how large your cut of pork is of course

When you’re done with this try how to cook Smithfield pork tenderloin with a dry rub.

Honestly though I didn’t have to pay close attention since the probe knows when it’s properly cooked thru. Once done the smoker will just keep it warm until we’re ready to eat. I popped this in around lunch time and it was ready for dinner. We like to eat early, around 5pm so it is perfect.

If you’re looking for another great smoker recipe, this is how to smoke salmon!

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Smoking a Boneless Pork Loin

Here’s the easiest and best way of smoking a boneless pork loin and the recipe for the most amazing smoked pork tenderloin rub too! No need for sauce on this meat because the rub and smoker do all the work for you to create the most flavorful slices of pork you’ll ever try.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, loin, pork, smoked
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 543kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Rub outside of boneless pork loin with olive oil.
  • In a bowl mix all pork loin rub ingredients together until combined and generously rub it on the outside of your meat massaging it in.
  • Place pork on middle rack of smoker (we have an electric smoker) and put probe in end of pork pushing in so it reaches middle and can accurately tell you the temp. ensuring that it cooks all the way thru.
  • Fill wood chip drawer with wood chips. Set smoker to 200 degrees F. and smoke until thermometer comes to 160 degrees to ensure pork is done.
  • For the pork loin we had it took about 4 hours and with our electric smoker the probe is attached to it so when it reaches the done temp for the meat it shuts off and lowers to 120 degrees to keep warm. If you don’t have this check after 3 hrs or so to check how close to 160 it is. 
  • Allow to rest on a cutting board for at least 15 minutes before slicing. Serve!

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Nutrition Facts
Smoking a Boneless Pork Loin
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 543 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 172mg57%
Sodium 1885mg82%
Potassium 1081mg31%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 61g122%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dana

Thursday 19th of May 2022

Found this just in time for it to become our summer go to recipe! Simple and delicious.

The Typical Mom

Saturday 21st of May 2022

yeah!

Allison

Thursday 19th of May 2022

This came out great. The whole family loved it! Thanks for sharing.

The Typical Mom

Saturday 21st of May 2022

Awesome

Erin

Monday 2nd of May 2022

I have all of the ingredients for this and it sounds so simple. Can't wait to make!

Allison

Monday 2nd of May 2022

Delicious! The whole family loved it. Thanks for sharing!

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 3rd of May 2022

So glad

Suzy

Thursday 18th of April 2019

Love what the smoke adds to the meat! So good!

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