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Santa Fe Cured Pork Loin . . .

djm5x9djm5x9 Posts: 1,342
edited 5:21PM in EggHead Forum
Today I tried Santa Fe Cured Pork Loin, a recipe submitted by Mr. Bill Miller.[p]I was impressed so much that I took a 10 pound 22" pork loin out of the freezer to make use of the remaining marinate. A spice cabinet shortage forced recipe changes. In lieu of 6 TBS chili powder I used 2 TBS and added 1 TBS cayenne pepper, 3 TBS Cumin, and 1/2 fresh ground pepper to the stated recipe quantities. The meat, a 5 pound pork loin, was marinated for five days.[p]I stabilized the fire at 300*, placed the meat on the grill (direct with no drip pan) and added 1 1/2 handfuls of Jack Daniel's chips, reducing dampers for maximum smoke penetration, yet not starving the fire. This brought me to a 200* dome temperature for about thirty minutes. After the smoke, I raised the temperature to 300* for 1 1/2 hours, turning half way through the cook. The pork loin was pulled at 158* internal. Pulled 3* past my preference, but it was still moist and tender.[p]
In very short order, the wife and young'uns scarfed up half of the cook. Thanks, Bill . . .


  • SpiceCooksSpiceCooks Posts: 80
    Sounds wonderful. I have also been eyeing that recipe and wondered how it would taste. You are quite the accomplished egg chef.

  • mr toadmr toad Posts: 666
    i use this recipe often - i think the key to success with the pork is to marinade the meat for 48 hours - if i am going to smoke the loin on saturday i put in in the marinade wednesday evening - [p]

    In dog Beers - I have had only one !
  • Nu-GuyNu-Guy Posts: 136
    Was look'n for this recipe in the archives but no luck yet....any help?

  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    Here is the recipe.

    [ul][li]Sante Fe Cured pork loin[/ul]
  • Hey djm,[p]Where are the pics? I'm bummed. I'm so used to seeing your terrific food instead of just hearing about it. Sounds real tasty . . . .
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