The Healthy Bite – Apple-Smoked Pork Loin Recipe

 

 

 

 

Flavored wood chips are a versatile carb-free way to infuse foods with dynamite flavor. The chips are sold in a variety of flavors from hickory and mesquite to cherry and pecan. In this oregano-rubbed pork recipe, apple wood chips impart a subtle sweetness and a full-bodied smoky flavor.

Apple-Smoked Pork Loin Recipe

Quick Info:

Servings
Contains Red MeatContains Red Meat
Diabetes-FriendlyDiabetes-Friendly
Nutritional Info (Per serving):

Calories: 190, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 214mg, Dietary Fiber: 0g, Total Fat: 9g, Carbs: 1g, Cholesterol: 74mg, Protein: 24g

Exchanges: Lean Meat: 3.5
Recipe Source:
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 h
Rest Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 1 h 10 mins

 

Ingredients

  • 3 cup(s) wood chips, apple or orange, or 6 to 8 apple wood or orange wood chunks
  • 1 pounds pork, boneless top loin roast, 2 pounds
  • 2 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • 4 clove(s) garlic, minced, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, black ground
  • Preparation

    1. At least 1 hour before cooking, soak wood chips or chunks in enough water to cover.

    2. Meanwhile, trim fat from roast. Place roast in a shallow dish. In a small bowl, stir together dried oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle evenly over all sides of roast; rub in with your fingers.

    3. Drain wood chips. Prepare grill for indirect grilling. Test for medium-low heat above drip pan. Sprinkle half of the drained wood chips over the coals.

    4. Place roast on grill rack directly over drip pan. Cover and grill for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until internal temperature registers 155°F on an instant-read thermometer. Add more coals and remaining wood chips as needed during grilling.

    5. Remove roast from grill. Cover with foil; let stand for 15 minutes. The temperature of the meat will rise 5°F during standing. To serve, slice pork.

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