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Pellet Grill Smoked Pork Tenderloin

Here’s how to achieve smoky pork perfection when you prepare your pork tenderloin on a pellet grill.

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Cooking for 6 people


  • 1 whole pork tenderloin (12–16 oz.)
  • 1 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. pork seasoning or rub

1 Food Prep

  • If the pork has silver skin surrounding the tenderloin, use a sharp paring knife to remove as much as possible without cutting too deeply into the meat.

  • Coat the pork tenderloin with mayonnaise to help the seasoning stick, and season the tenderloin on all sides with pork seasoning or rub. Return the meat to the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

2 Grill Prep

3 The Cook

  • Place the thermometer probe into the thickest part of the pork tenderloin, and position it at the center of your pellet grill.  
  • Smoke the meat to an internal temperature of 95 to 100°F.

  • Increase the heat of your pellet grill to 400°F and continue to cook the pork until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F. The pork may hit 145°F before your smoker achieves 400°F, which is fine.

  • Remove the pork from the smoker and tightly wrap it in foil on a plate to seal in juices. 
  • Allow the wrapped pork to rest on the plate for a minimum of 10 minutes.

  • Slice and serve!

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

2 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely fantastic! This has to be the best smoked pork tenderloin I’ve ever had! The cooking time was perfect. The seasonings were perfect. The pork was perfect!! I’ll definitely be making this & and again.
Date published: 2023-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfecto!! This is the second time I’m using this recipe because it came out perfect the first time!! I love it and saving this recipe forever!!
Date published: 2023-04-21
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