Impromptu pork tenderloin smoke.

Discussion in 'Pork' started by mdboatbum, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Pork tenderloins were on sale at the grocery store this week. $1.99/lb for honey mustard flavor and $2.49/lb for plain all natural. Picked one of each up and did the mustard one in the oven the other night. It was good...but I wanted more. Tonight I decided to just grill the plain one at the last minute. Rubbed it down with my go-to about 30 minutes before I put it on. Just did it indirectly on the Smokey Joe.
    About a half chimney of Kingsford Competition with a handful of pecan chips.
    After about 35 minutes indirect, flipping once, I put it over the coals. It was about 120 internal at this point.
    Double wrapped it in HD foil, brought it up to the apartment and started the sides. Quinoa with roasted garlic and broccoli with cheese sauce.
    All in all it was a hit. The pork was freakin' awesome, great smokey flavor and butter tender. And all in under an hour!!
  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Guest

    Looks awesome. I love a good tenderloin.
    Thumbs Up
  3. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks!! I should specify I took it to 141 and then wrapped and rested. Final was 146.
  4. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Man, Andrew...that plate looks delicious! We love tenderloin around here too.

    Very nicely done! Thumbs Up

  5. c farmer

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


    Looks awesome.

    I need to get me a tender loin.
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty MD, nice Smoke!
  7. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks everybody. We call them pork filet mignon, and they're every bit as tender as their beef counterparts. I think I'm going to go back today and stock up.
  8. milt2tle

    milt2tle Fire Starter

    Recipe for the above, please???

  9. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It came out of a package. I just followed the directions. 😃
    All the yapping extolling the virtues of quinoa had annoyed me to the point that I vowed never to eat the stuff. Then I saw it on sale and decided I was being silly and should try it at least once. I was somewhat underwhelmed. The flavor and texture wasn't bad, kind of like a cross between cous cous and bulgar wheat. However, I was expecting to awake this morning looking 20 years younger and being able to fly. Sadly, the same old earthbound codger looked back at me from the mirror as I brushed my remaining teeth.
  10. milt2tle

    milt2tle Fire Starter

    Well, it WOULD have worked, but you offset the "good boy points" of the quinoa with a handful of "there you go again" strikes in the cheese sauce, so it ended up being a wash ...

    Thanks, anyway ...
  11. milt2tle

    milt2tle Fire Starter

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  12. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Tenderloin looks great! Sorry to hear the quinoa didn't turn you into Batman.
  13. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    Love some tenderloin also! Great looking plate Bum! Mmmmm broccoli and cheese sauce!
  14. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Haha!! Thank you very much! That made my day.
  15. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oh Dude.....thx so much for the needed morning belly laugh. I too am sick of the hype on this shit and refuse to bite. I do enjoy a good cous cous or plain ol' sticky rice with a meal. The loin looks awesome though..and a super price on tenderloin...well played......Willie
  16. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Willie! In all fairness, the stuff was pretty tasty. I'm just wired to be dubious of any sort of "miracle food". I get the feeling it's more fad than fact. I'm not saying it's not good for you, but so is oatmeal and leafy greens. And I don't have to listen to the hipsters droning on and on endlessly about those.

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