Easy Smoked Pork Loin

Discover a delicious way to prepare smoked pork loin with this easy recipe. The dry rub gives this roast a great flavor!

slices of pork loin with rice

I was looking for something to grill or smoke this past weekend and found a Pork Loin in my meat freezer (yes I have a freezer just for my meat). I typically smoke Pork Tenderloins but wanted to mix things up this time.

smoked pork loin

A pork loin and pork tenderloin are not the same. A pork tenderloin is a long, narrow and boneless cut of meat with very little fat while a pork loin is wider and flatter, usually has a fat cap and comes either boneless or bone-in.

smoked pork loin

If you don’t have any seasoning on hand or don’t feel like using the seasoning I’m including with this recipe, I suggest at a minimum you apply a mixture of salt, ground black pepper and some Garlic Powder to the meat.

smoked pork loin

Before you apply your dry rub to your meat, make sure you pat your meat down with a paper towel to remove as much of the moisture you can. Next, you need a binder to help the dry rub stick to the meat. I prefer to use a little Olive Oil when cooking a Pork Loin.

smoked pork loin

You will need the following ingredients to make this Smoked Pork Loin recipe. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Boneless Pork Loin – Make sure it’s a loin, not a tenderloin. There is a difference!
  • Olive Oil – Can help the dry rub stick to the pork loin
  • Chili Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Cayenne Pepper – Leave out if you are sensitive to spicy food
  • Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper
  1. Preheat the smoker to 250°F.
  2. Score the fat cap of the loin in a cross-hatch pattern.
    raw pork loin with olive oil binder
  3. Drizzle with olive oil making sure all sides are covered.
  4. In a small bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Season the pork loin with the dry rub ensuring all sides are covered.
    pork loin with seasoning
  5. Place the pork loin directly on the grates of your smoker. Smoke for 1 ½ to 2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
    seasoned pork loin on the smoker
  6. Remove the pork loin from the grill and rest for 15 minutes before slicing.
    pork loin resting for 15 minutes

Printable Recipe Card

smoked pork loin

Easy Smoked Pork Loin

Discover a delicious way to prepare smoked pork loin with this easy recipe. The dry rub gives this roast a great flavor!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time2 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 366 kcal

Equipment

  • Smoker
  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 1 Boneless Pork Loin
  • Olive Oil
Dry Rub
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder
  • ½ Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • ¼ Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ½ Tsp Ground Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the smoker to 250°F.
  • Score the fat cap of the loin in a cross-hatch pattern.
  • Drizzle with olive oil making sure all sides are covered.
  • In a small bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Season the pork loin with the dry rub ensuring all sides are covered.
  • Place the pork loin directly on the grates of your smoker. Smoke for 1 ½ to 2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
  • Remove the pork loin from the gill and rest for 15 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition

Calories: 366kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 62gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 173mgSodium: 284mgPotassium: 1044mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 224IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. James says:

    This smoked pork loin was delicious. Very flavourful.