- Prep Time: 20 minutes
Smoked Braided Pork Loin
Wow your friends and family when you pull a braided pork loin out of your pellet grill or smoker. Try using a different rub or seasoning on each strand for a delicious mix of flavors.
Rinse off the pork loin in cold water then pat dry with paper towels.
First, you're going to make two cuts running the length of the loin giving you three strands (all connected at one end) to braid. Visualize three equal strands and begin the two cuts an inch from the end of the loin. Cut the length of the loin and all the way through. You will then have three strands still attached at the top.
Pour a small amount of olive oil onto the loin and rub it in. Then coat the meat with your favorite pork rub or rubs.
Next, braid the three pieces together. Once you reach the end of the braid, take a wooden skewer and stick through the ends of the three pieces to keep it braided while it cooks.
Turn your grill to Hi Smoke, and let it preheat for 5-10 minutes. Place loin on grill, insert meat probe into thickest part of the loin and cook for approximately 1 hour. After an hour, turn heat to 275° F and cook until internal temperature reaches 145° F. Pull off grill, wrap in foil and let loin rest for at least 15 minutes. Slice and enjoy!