Grilled Pork Loin: A Classic Sunday Dinner

Video pork loin roast on the grill

Grilled Pork Loin is a timeless Sunday dinner favorite with a traditional and comforting flavor. The combination of the juicy pork and the subtle smokiness from the grill is simply irresistible. Whether you’re cooking for your family or hosting a crowd, this dish is guaranteed to become an instant hit.

sliced grilled pork loin on a wooden cutting board next to a knife, fork, and fresh herbs.

The Perfect Sunday Roast

When you’re in search of the perfect Sunday roast, look no further than the grilled pork loin. This generous cut of meat is large enough to feed the whole family and even leave you with leftovers for the next day. Pork loin is not only lean but also packed with flavor, making it an ideal choice for cooking on a gas or charcoal grill. If you’re a fan of smoky flavors, be sure to check out my post on Smoked Pork Loin.

Pork loin is incredibly versatile and can be seasoned in numerous ways. Since the meat isn’t very fatty, the seasoning and the grill’s char give it a boost of much-needed flavor. It’s important to note that pork loin and pork tenderloin are not the same. Pork loin is a center-cut chop taken from the tissue along the upper side of the rib cage, while tenderloin comes from the muscle that runs through the pig’s central spine. This recipe is specifically tailored for pork loin lovers!

A Flavorful Grilled Pork Loin Roast

This recipe for grilled pork loin roast is a real keeper. Not only does it feature my Award Winning Chicken Seasoning, but the grill itself adds an extra layer of flavor. The chicken seasoning is a delightful blend of garlic, onion, rosemary, and thyme, infusing the pork with a taste reminiscent of a traditional roast.

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whole seasoned pork loin roast on the grill grates of a grill.

If you don’t have my Chicken Seasoning on hand, don’t worry! You can make your own Lemon Herb Chicken Seasoning using my recipe on this site. It combines garlic, onion, and a handful of dried herbs to give your pork a burst of incredible flavor. Don’t let the name fool you; this chicken seasoning works wonders on pork too.

Prepping your roast for grilling is a breeze. Just take a few minutes to trim any excess silverskin from the pork loin. Then, drizzle the outside with olive oil and generously season it with the Chicken Seasoning.

Grilling a Pork Loin: Made Simple

Once your pork loin is prepped and seasoned, grilling it is a piece of cake. Just follow these three easy steps to enjoy a perfect pork loin roast:

  1. Fire up the grill! Preheat your grill to 350 degrees F for two-zone cooking. This method involves having one direct heat side and one indirect heat side on the grill.

  2. Grill the pork loin. Place your trimmed and seasoned roast directly on the grill grates, positioning it on the indirect heat side. Close the lid and cook for approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Once the pork loin’s internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F, it’s ready to be removed from the grill. Be sure to insert your thermometer in the thickest part of the meat for an accurate reading.

  3. Rest before serving. The pork loin will be hot off the grill, so allow it to rest for about 15 minutes before slicing and serving it to your loved ones.

grilled pork loin roast on the grill grates of a charcoal grill.

Timing is Key

To fully grill a 2-3 pound pork loin, it typically takes about 1 to 1.5 hours. This recipe calls for preheating the grill to 350 degrees F. As long as the grill maintains a consistent temperature, cook the pork loin using indirect heat until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.

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Always remember to cook to temperature rather than relying solely on time when cooking meat. Keep an instant-read meat thermometer handy and periodically check the temperature throughout the cooking process. Adjust the cooking time accordingly, keeping in mind that smaller or larger roasts will require different cooking times.

sliced grilled pork loin on a wooden cutting board.

More Tempting Pork Recipes

Pork cooked over an open flame is simply irresistible, whether it’s grilled or smoked. Don’t just take my word for it; give these popular pork recipes a try:

  • Smoked Pork Loin
  • Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
  • Smoked Pork Sirloin Roast

Grilled Pork Loin Recipe

Follow this recipe, and I’ll guide you through the simple steps to create your own mouthwatering grilled pork loin at home. At Family Cuisine, we’re dedicated to helping you become a backyard BBQ hero and serve up delicious meals to your loved ones. For more smoking and grilling recipes and videos, be sure to check out Family Cuisine on YouTube, Instagram, or our Facebook Page.

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