Traeger Smoked Pork Loin

My Traeger smoked pork loin is always popular at a cookout or dinner party. It also great for a weeknight dinner and you can use the leftovers for sandwiches.  Serve the tender slices with some of your favorites sides, we especially like smoked mash and broccoli.

Traeger Smoked Pork Loin

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What You Need for Traeger Smoked Pork Loin

Not sure what to put on your shopping list? Here are the item you’ll need, I have put the exact amount at the bottom on the printable recipe card.

  • Pork Loin
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Oil
  • Hot Sauce
  • Mustard

How to make Traeger Smoked Pork Loin

 

1. Preparing the Pork

Mix the above spices if your using my homemade rub (I have the measurement just below)

Score the fat cap in a crisscross pattern. Apply mustard and hot sauce as a binder then apply the rub. This will help to tenderize the pork loin. If you have time leave wrapped overnight in the fridge.

Pork Rub Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground star anise
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
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2 Smoking the Pork Loin

Remove from the fridge and let it sit for about 30 minutes to come to room temperature. Place the wrapped pork loin directly on the grill grates fat cap side up away from the heat.

Insert the temperature probe into the thickest part. Place the pork directly onto the grill grates, fat cap side up. Smoke at 165F for the first 1½ to 2 hours then up to 250F until internal temp hits 145°F (about 2-3 more hours).

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3 Rest & Enjoy

Remove the loin and cover with foil, rest for 30 minutes.

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What Temperature to Smoke the Pork Loin on a Traeger?

A low to moderate temperature of 165°F for the first 1½ to 2 hours then up to 250°F. This temp gives enough time for the smoke flavor to permeate the tender meat.

How Long to Smoke the Pork Loin on a Traeger?

At 165°F then 225°F a pork loin will take 1.5 hours per pound however you need to cook it to an internal temperature of 145°F.

Remember that this calculation is an estimate and count on your meat probe to know exactly.

What Internal Temperature Does Smoked Pork Loin Need to Be?

The internal temperature for pork before consumption is 145°F. Wondering how to tell pork is done without a thermometer? You should always use a calibrated internal meat probe. Place the calibrated and reliable meat thermometer in the thickest part of the loin and cook until it reaches 165°F

Choosing the Right Wood Pellets for a Pork Loin

Pork calls for a sweet and aromatic flavor. I would suggest going for a fruitwood like cherrywood or applewood.

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What if I Don’t Have a Traeger Pellet Smoker?

If you don’t have a Traeger don’t worry! I have a recipe here that will still allow you to cook your pork loin.

If your using a Pit Boss grill, follow this pork loin recipe.

How Much Pork Loin Do You Need to Cook?

If your cooking for a crowd you might be wondering how many pounds of pork loin you need to allow per person? You need to allow at least eight ounces or a half-pound of pork loin for every guest.

What to Serve With Our Delicious Smoked Pork Loin Recipe?

– Starchy mashed veg like sweet potatoes or celeriac works well.

– Or an acidic touch of picked raw sauerkraut and balsamic caramelized onion.

See what to else to serve with your smoked pork loin here

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Traeger Pork Loin

Charlie
This recipe features a succulent pork loin coated with a delicious rub, slow-smoked on a Traeger grill for maximum flavor and tenderness.
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 3 hours
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dinner, lunch, main, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Barbecue, bbq, dinner, grill, lunch
Servings 4 people
Calories 236 kcal

Equipment

  • Traeger Grill/Smoker
  • Meat thermometer
  • Mixing bowl or spice blender
  • Saucepan
  • Sharp chef knife
  • Aluminum foil
  • Paper towel
  • Baking Tray

Ingredients
  

  • 2.2 lbs pork loin boneless
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp high-smoke oil
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp Hot Sauce

Pork Rub Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground star anise
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Mix the above spices if your using my homemade rub (I have the measurement just below)
    Score the fat cap in a crisscross pattern. Apply mustard and hot sauce as a binder then apply the rub. This will help to tenderize the pork loin. If you have time leave wrapped overnight in the fridge.
  • Remove from the fridge and let it sit for about 30 minutes to come to room temperature. Place the wrapped pork loin directly on the grill grates fat cap side up away from the heat.
  • Insert the temperature probe into the thickest part. Place the pork directly onto the grill grates, fat cap side up. Smoke at 165F for the first 1½ to 2 hours then up to 250F until internal temp hits 145°F (about 2-3 more hours).
  • Remove the loin and cover with foil, rest for 30 minutes.
Keyword pork loin, smoked pork loin

Smoke On!

Charlie

Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

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