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Grilled Pork Loin Recipe

A grilled pork loin recipe that takes nothing more than a few spices, some salt, a pork loin and a grill. I used a gas grill but charcoal will work just as well.

Grilled Pork Loin Recipe Ingredients

5 pound pork loin

Morton’s seasoning salt or something comparable

Onion Powder

Black Pepper


seasonings for grilled pork loin

Seasonings for grilled pork loin

How to Grill a Pork Loin

Rinse the pork loin in cold water

raw pork loin

Pork Lon after rinsing in cold water

Sprinkle cumin on pork loin until you have good coverage

pork loin with cumin

Pork Loin after Cumin

Sprinkle onion powder onto pork loin

Sprinkle black pepper onto pork loin

Cover pork loin with seasoning salt and massage it into the pork except for the ends

pork loin seasoning salt

Pork Loin fat side up after all spices and seasoning salt massaged in.

fat side down pork loin

Pork Loin fat side down

Heat all the burners on the gas grill on high for five minutes. If using charcoal place briquets in two piles on opposite ends of grill and burn until they are grey.

Turn off middle burner (s) and place pork loin fat side up in center of grill long ways from front to back.

grilled pork loin recipe

Pork Loin on grill fat side up

Grill for 5 minutes

grill marks on grilled pork loin

After 5 minutes of grilling fat side up and after flipping the first time..

Lower outside burners to medium

Turn pork loin over, fat side down and grill and  5 minutes.

Flip over once more and grill an additional 35 minutes.

grilling pork loin on gas grill

Pork Loin Almost Done and looking very good.

Check temperature with a meat probe.

Pork Loin will be done when it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees in the center. 160 degrees used to be the magic number for pork but the U.S.D.A. finally realized what chefs have known for years – pork is dry when cooked to 160 degrees and perfectly safe at 145 degrees.

meat thermometer

The exact target temperature of 145 degrees

I recommend resting a five pound pork loin for 10 minutes before slicing but you can slice as early as three minutes.

pork loin resting

Pork Loin Resting

Slice at an angle across the bias of the loin.

slicing grilled pork lojn

Slice the pork loin at an angle for tenderness.

When I use the grilled pork loin recipe at home I serve it with whole grain brown rice. It’s easy to make while tending the grill. After simmering and before I fluff it, I add enough beef stock to moisten but not drench. I also salt and pepper to taste.

pork loin and whole grain brown rice

Whole grain brown rice served with grilled pork loin

I hope you enjoy using the grilled pork loin recipe and as always feel free to comment or email with any questions.


Grilled Pork Loin Recipe
Grilled Pork Loin Recipe
an easy to make grilled pork loin recipe with pictures

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

  • 5 pound pork loin
  • seasoning salt
  • black pepper
  • cumin
  • onion powder
Cover pork loin with spices. Massage seasoning salt into pork loin. Grill fat side up 5 minutes. Grill fat side down 5 minutes. Grill fat side up an additional 35 minutes. rest pork loin and slice.




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