Who doesn’t love a classic Sunday dinner? The comforting flavors and satisfying smokiness of a well-grilled pork loin make it an instant favorite. Whether you’re planning to feed your family or entertain a crowd, this recipe will surely impress. Let’s dive into the details and uncover the secrets to a perfect grilled pork loin roast.
Grilled Pork Loin: A Perfect Sunday Roast
Look no further than this grilled pork loin for the centerpiece of your Sunday dinner. This big, flavorful cut of meat is ideal for grilling on a gas or charcoal grill. Unlike its fatty counterparts, pork loin is lean yet incredibly tasty. Its mildness enables it to absorb and enhance the flavors you choose to add, while the grill imparts a delicious char that elevates the overall taste experience.
It’s important to note that pork loin and pork tenderloin are not the same. Pork loin, as used in this recipe, is a center cut loin chop sourced from the rib cage area. On the other hand, the tenderloin is taken from the central spine muscle of the pig. Pork loin can be further broken down into pork chops, making it a prime choice for pork chop enthusiasts.
A Roast to Remember
This recipe for grilled pork loin roast is a true keeper. Not only does it utilize the award-winning Chicken Seasoning, but the infusion of grill flavors takes it to another level. The Chicken Seasoning brings together garlic, onion, rosemary, and thyme to deliver a traditional roast taste that will leave your taste buds wanting more.
While you can purchase the Chicken Seasoning from Patio Provisions, you can also create your own version using the Lemon Herb Chicken Seasoning recipe available on this site. Don’t let the name deceive you; this seasoning works wonders on pork as well.
Preparing your roast for the grill is a breeze. Start by trimming any excess silverskin from the pork loin. Drizzle the outside of the roast with olive oil and generously season it with the Chicken Seasoning.
Mastering the Grill: Grilling a Pork Loin
Once your pork loin is prepped and seasoned, grilling it will be a walk in the park. Follow these three simple steps to achieve a mouthwatering pork loin roast:
- Fire up the grill! Preheat your grill to 350°F for two-zone cooking, creating one direct heat side and one indirect heat side.
- Grill the pork loin. Place your trimmed and seasoned roast directly on the indirect heat side of the grill. Close the lid and let it cook for approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Once the internal temperature reaches 145°F, remove the pork loin from the grill. Make sure to insert the thermometer in the thickest part of the meat for an accurate reading.
- Rest before serving. Allow the pork loin to rest for about 15 minutes after it comes off the grill. This will help the flavors settle and the juices redistribute throughout the meat. Then, it’s time to slice and serve the succulent roast to your family or guests.
Timing is Everything
Grilling a 2-3 pound pork loin usually takes around 1 to 1.5 hours. In this recipe, we recommend preheating the grill to 350°F consistently. With this temperature maintained, the pork loin should be cooked over indirect heat until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.
Always remember to gauge the meat’s temperature instead of relying solely on time. Keep an instant-read meat thermometer handy and periodically check the internal temperature throughout the cooking process. Adjust the cooking time as needed, considering that smaller or larger roasts may require varying durations.
More Pork Delights Await
If you’re a fan of the smoky and irresistible flavors of pork, you’re in luck. Check out a few of our most popular pork recipes below:
- Smoked Pork Loin
- Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
- Smoked Pork Sirloin Roast
Ready to Grill?
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