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Sunday Smoke - 4 Pork Tenderloins 4 Different Ways w pics

Discussion in 'Pork' started by SmokinVOLfan, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Smoking Fanatic

    Went to the store on Saturday and found pork tenderloins on manager special. Two per package for around $4-$5 a piece. Cant beat tenderloins for $2 a piece. Figured I would try each one with a different seasoning and see which one the family liked better.

    Pulled all of them out of the package and trimmed off any excess fat or silver skin that was left on. I took 3 of them and tossed them in a bath of Italian dressing, Dales, and Worcestershire Sauce for a few hours in the fridge. I took the other and rubbed it down with Walkerswood Jamaican Seasoning/Rub.

    Loin 1
    Some Byron's Butt Rub I had on hand and some Light Brown Sugar

    Loin 2
    Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, and Onion Powder

    Loin 3
    Rosemary, Thyme, Garlic Powder, Pepper, Salt, and Pinch of Mustard Powder

    Loin 4
    Walkerswood Jamaican Rub(nothing else added)

    Wanted to use my SV24 for this but realized I was out of wood chunks at the last minute so I tossed them in the MES40 along with my AMNPS with Hickory Pellets. I knew this would be a fairly short smoke. Ran steady at 225 for the whole smoke. Wanted to get as much smoke in them as I could but ended up hitting 145 after about 2 hours(was guessing 2 1/2-3 hrs).

    I let them rest in foil for about 30 minutes in the Yeti with a blanket around them and then tossed them on the cutting board. These things smelled wonderful and were already juicy before I even cut into them.

    Added some mashed potatoes, green beans, and garlic bread. Homemade Slaw and Cucumber/Tomato/Onion Salad(not pictured forgot to get pics).

    The verdict: everyone loved it. These things were extremely juicy and had great smoke flavor to them. I liked the Jamaican jerk (was extremely spicy) it had great flavor just the right amount of kick and smoke to it. The kids like the SPOG one. My wife liked the Rosemary and Thyme crusted one. And everyone liked the BBQ rub one(it tasted kind of like pulled pork but not pulled if you know what I mean).

    Thanks for looking!

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  2. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice job on the tenders, and showcasing the PBR. Is there a way to verbally describe how spicy the jerk rub is? I ask because I want to try some, but the wife isn't into real spicy.

    Point for sure.

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  3. Geebs

    Geebs Smoking Fanatic

    Those look great! And awesome price, cant beat that!
  4. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Smoking Fanatic

    The walkerswood jerk is really spicy. Its the only thing I can find around here that's authentic and gives that jerk flavor. I had the hot and spicy version but I think they make a mild version that would probably suit you're wife's taste. I found mine at Kroger's here but I think you can get it off amazon for like $10 a bottle.
  5. xray

    xray Master of the Pit

    Excellent looking tenderloins! I love smoking tenderloins. Cheap, quick and easy...not to mention tasty!
  6. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Those tenderloins look absolutely fantastic!
    What a delicious looking meal!
    Very nicely done & congrats on making the carousel!
  7. lodi dick

    lodi dick Fire Starter

    Great looking loins! Thanks for the FDA lowering their safe pork temp as it yields pork just like you made. Aaaaaawwwsuuuum!
  8. ab canuck

    ab canuck Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great looking loins, And love the jerk, That is our go to jerk up here, Nice spice to it. Like all the way, congrats on the carousel ride...
  9. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Al! It's an honor to make the carousel!
  10. R Blum

    R Blum Smoke Blower

    What is the safe temp for pork? I love my steaks rare but I've always cooked my pork so it's not pink in the middle.
  11. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Smoking Fanatic

    Used to be 160 and they lowered it down to 145. These were sitting right at the 145 mark and they were wonderful. Juicy and great flavor!
  12. Geebs

    Geebs Smoking Fanatic

    I love my pork chops/loin with a little pink in them. I usually think they are a little overcooked if they are just white all the way through.
  13. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Yep! 145 and all is good! Some pink, but say it's from the smoke! ;)

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  14. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Those Tenderloins look Awesome, VOL Fan!!!:)
    Very Nice Job!!

  15. weev

    weev Smoking Fanatic ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    looking good
    I love tenderloin
  16. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Beautiful looking tenderloins. Great job!!
    You just can't beat tenderloin for a fantastic, quick meal.
  17. Amazing! I will be taking a crack at some loins before too long!