Grilled Smoked Paprika Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Smoked Paprika Pork Tenderloin from 101 Cooking For Two
A great moist grilled pork tenderloin with a simple rub of smoked paprika and spices for a kicked up taste.

“Simplify, Simplify” to quote Henry David Thoreau. A smart guy so I followed his advice, I simplified a rub for a pork tenderloin with wonderful results.
The recipes I like the most are simple and quick. The spice I seem to like the most on my grilled meat is paprika. My wife loves garlic (me too). I decide that was all that was needed for a quick pork tenderloin. Somewhat like my Grilled Paprika-Garlic Split Chicken Breasts being simple and quick.

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Notes: I had a “skinny” pork tenderloin. I turned on the grill with chips in the smoker and spent 10 minutes doing the trimming, mixing spices and rubbing. By then the chips were smoking well and it only took 20 more minutes to cook to 160. As I mentioned before, I usually don’t soak my chips if I only want some for 20-30 minutes. You can skip the smoke but it does add something.

Ingredients:

1 pork tenderloin
1 t olive oil
1 handful hickory smoking chips (optional)
Rub
1 T smoked paprika
1 t garlic powder
1/2 t kosher salt
1/4 t pepper

Instructions:

get the grill ready for smoking

1) Add wood chips in smoking box (optional). Preheat grill on high, clean and oil grates.

trim the pork tenderloin

2) Trim pork tenderloin of silver skin and any trim-able fat.

ingredients for rubgive the tenderloin a good rub of spices

3) Mix rub in small bowl. Brush tenderloin with a light coat of oil. Apply rub on all surfaces.

grill over direct heat

4) Grill over high direct heat turning every 5-6 minutes until temp of 150. It only took 20 minutes for my skinny tenderloin. If you have a thick one, I would decrease the heat to medium and expect about 30 minutes.

cook to an internal temperature of 150

Grilled Smoked Paprika Pork Tenderloin
 
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A great moist grilled pork tenderloin with a simple rub of smoked paprika and spices for a kicked up taste.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 1 t olive oil
  • 1 handful hickory smoking chips (optional)
  • Rub
  • 1 T smoked paprika
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • ½ t kosher salt
  • ¼ t pepper
Instructions
  1. ) Add wood chips in smoking box (optional). Preheat grill on high, clean and oil grates. 2) Trim pork tenderloin of silver skin and any trim-able fat.3) Mix rub in small bowl. Brush tenderloin with a light coat of oil. Apply rub on all surfaces.4) Grill over high direct heat turning every 5-6 minutes until temp of 150. It only took 20 minutes for my skinny tenderloin. If you have a thick one, I would decrease the heat to medium and expect about 30 minutes.

Last Updated
September 19 2014

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