This Traeger Recipes Pork Loin Roast is one of the best foods you can cook at home. With the help of your Traeger grill, you will be able to cook a nice meal for the family all the time.
This one is a pretty long process, but you will get the perfect finish on your meal within two hours. It is a relatively easy recipe to make, so this will not be too much of a hassle.
Pork loins are pretty great as you get all the meat you need while also having just enough fats and skin to mix with the tender texture of the meat itself. There is a way to do it, however.
You cannot just simply roast a pork loin and get the finish that you want. There is a proper way and process to do it, and the ingredients are just as important in this recipe from Traeger.
Just like most Traeger recipes, some things need more specificity than what you see on their website. So here, we will try to elaborate on them for you to understand better.
Once you get the hang of it, you can make your edits to the recipe. Put your favorite seasonings, or even use the process with other cuts of meat if you do not have pork loins.
What You Will Need
There are two types of pork loin that you can get from the butcher shop near you. You can either tell them to “French” the bone to clean them off the meat and the gristle.
This style is better for seasoning the meat, and it will be easier to carve once it is ready. However, you miss the tenderness that you get when you leave the bone in the pork loin.
That is the other type of pork loin that you can get called bone-in pork loin, which is pretty self-explanatory.
It gives a more tender finish to the meat when brined and roasted properly.
You will have no trouble waiting for the meat to tenderize when you have the bone left in the pork loin. I prefer bone-in pork loins for the added tenderness and taste of it.
As for the seasonings, you will need a lot as you will brine the pork loins first. You will also need ingredients for the glaze, and of course, the basic ones for the taste of the meat.
The brine you need for this recipe consists of kosher salt, brown sugar, water, apple juice, smashed garlic cloves, and crushed bay leaves.
You can already see the combination of flavors.
The glaze is needed to keep the skin of the pork loins crisp and full of flavor.
You need brown sugar, rosemary, coarse-grained mustard, Dijon mustard, honey, applejack, and molasses.
You can also get other apple-based liquor if you do not have applejack.
This is also optional to remove this ingredient for the glaze and make one with the rest of the ingredients.
Traeger Pork Loin Roast Recipe
Step 1: Plan Ahead And Brine
This part of the process takes up a lot of time, so it is best to plan. Brining the pork loins will need to be done way before cooking, so I recommend doing it the night before cooking.
In a large bowl, combine the ingredients for the brine except for the garlic and bay leaves.
Mix them well together and make sure that the sugar crystals have dissolved into the liquid.
Add the garlic and bay leaves to the mix and then stir them into the mixture.
Get your pork loins, place them in a resealable bag, and then pour the brine into the bag and refrigerate them.
Seal the bag and then return it to the bowl to catch any leakage from it. Place them in the fridge and then let the pork loin brine for at least 8 hours or overnight.
Note: If you are using kosher salt as a substitute for table salt, use only half the said amount.
Step 2: Prepare For Cooking
The next day before cooking, remove the pork loins from the brine and pat them dry with paper towels.
Discard the brine and then proceed with preparing the pork loins for cooking.
Tie the pork loins with kitchen twine and place them on a pan. Tying the pork loin should not be hard, just follow the bones and tie the pork loins on the groove or between each bone.
Place them on a rack and then on a shallow roasting pan. Put the pork loins on the rack fat side up and then get some aluminum foil to cover the bones to prevent them from over-browning.
Step 3: Preheat The Traeger Grill And Prepare The Glaze
Select your favorite wood pellets and fill the Traeger grill’s pellet hopper with them.
I suggest using hickory wood pellets or applewood pellets to get some aromatic flavor from the smoke.
Preheat the Traeger grill and set the temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Close the lid and then let the grill preheat for 10 to 15 minutes to get the inside nice and hot for cooking.
While waiting for the grill to reach the set temperature, prepare the glaze. In a small saucepan, mix the 2 cups of apple cider and rosemary until it boils over medium-high heat.
Reduce the mixture to half, and then add the mustard, honey, applejack, and molasses. Set them aside or leave them on the stove at low heat enough to keep the glaze warm.
Step 4: Roast The Pork Loins
Place the roasting pan with the pork loins in it on the Traeger grill. Let the pork loins roast for an hour with the lid closed, and then brush them with the glaze after an hour of roasting.
Insert the meat probe into the thickest part of the pork loin and then continue to roast until the internal temperature reads 145 degrees.
Once it does, continue roasting for another 45 minutes.
Brush the pork loins once more with the glaze, and then take them out of the grill. Once cooked, place them on a chopping board and then let the pork loins rest for at least 20 minutes.
Step 5: Serve
Take the Pork Lions, remove the aluminum foil from the ends of the bones, and then cut them in between the bones.
Brush the remaining glaze on the individual chops, and then serve!
If there are any leftover pork loins, then you can place them in the fridge. This will make them last for up to four days without any bacteria contaminating them, so they are safe to reheat.
You can also place them in the freezer if you want them to last longer. Either way, you will hardly have leftovers with this delicious recipe as I assure you that everyone will love these pork loin roasts.
Make sure to follow the instructions above and make the best ones for your family. It does not need many ingredients, and you can make one with your version of the brine and glaze.
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