Pork Tenderloin on the Mini

Discussion in 'Pork' started by disco, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    There was a pork tenderloin on sale so, it was time to fire up the mini. 

    I mixed up some honey, a bit of orange juice and some grated orange rind. I brushed the loin with the honey mixture and pressed in some dried rosemary and some fresh thyme. I let that sit in the fridge for a couple of hours.




    I lit up a chimney of lump charcoal. I added a couple of chunks of apple wood.


    I got the mini up to about 375 and put a tray of cubed, oiled and seasoned potatoes on the mini for 1/2 hour. Then I through the tenderloin on.


    I took it to an internal temperature of 110 and flipped the tenderloin.


    I took it to an internal temperature of 153 let it rest and served it up.


    I served the pork and potatoes with a fresh salad from our garden.


    The Verdict: The tenderloin took the smoke quite well and was very tasty.

    Disco
     
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great Disco!!![​IMG][​IMG]

    Great looking Plate----I'd be all over that !!![​IMG][​IMG]

    Bear
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking tenderloin and plate Disco!
     
  4. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Bear and DS. A buddy of mine had a look at these forums at my recommendation because he is thinking of taking up smoking. He said the food looks like a restaurant pictures and asked if all the members were chefs! Kudos to you guys for bringing my level up.

    Disco
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ah shucks Disco, thanks! Ya know you're right up there with us too!
     
  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Disco.

    I never tried a tenderloin.

    Might be a tough cut to get right?
     
  7. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    Tenderloin is one of my favorite cuts of pork. Looks great, real nice smoke penetration and the homegrown salad looks great. 
     
  8. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Adam. Actually, the only secret is not to overcook it. Give it a try! Just get the mini hot enough to give it some sear.
    Thanks bobank. It was a nice meal.

    Disco
     
  9. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome Disco ! Them are sure tasty when smoked just right & ya sure nailed it ! Yum !! :beercheer:
     
  10. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Just the contrary....tenderloin.   You have had  tenderloin...every time you make CB.  It's the most tender part of the loin. 

    Looks great Disco!   Aren't ya glad you made a mini? [​IMG]

    Justin it's your turn now!  lol
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2014
  11. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am but could I get you to speak to the missus?
     
  12. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Haha, thanks Keith.... But after this yard re landscaping I'am having a hell of a time finding 2 red cents to rub together.... LOL. I will make a mini someday though... Promise !

    Again, great smoke Disco ! Thumbs Up
     
  13. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Disco, as usual your food looks delicious! Pork tenderloin is a favorite of ours...that plate wouldn't last long around here! Nicely done sir! Thumbs Up

    Red
     
  14. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow that looks fantastic!!
     
  15. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    Great looking food!

    I have the same pot as you and your bending of the lip looks perfect! That's the last thing I have to do to finish my build. That's not stopping me from using my mini: I smoked a whole chicken thursday and some brisket 'steaks' on Friday. You're also the first person I've seen paint the inside. I'm not sure I'll do that but it does look good! Hmm, stickers on the inside as well...
     
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's NOT paint on the inside of Disco's pot. That's what's called seasoning. It's the build up that occurs as part of the cooking process. DO NOT paint the inside of the pot.
     
  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Actually the Pork loins you get in your part of PA probably don't have Tenderloins included. They lay along side, but not within the loin, so they probably weren't in your CB.

    I know the Pork Loins I get are about 9 or 10 pounds, and the Tenderloins aren't part of them. You have to buy them separate.

    Bear
     
  18. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I see them separate all the time.

    Expensive little things.
     
  19. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If I can do it, anyone can.
    Thanks, Red. It didn't last long here either.
     
  20. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Why, thank you sir!
    Thanks, Welsh but Case is right, that is just the normal coloration of a few smokes in a mini. I wouldn't paint the inside.

    Disco
     

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