Grilled Pork Loin

Grilled spice rubbed pork loinLast Sunday I was visiting my friend in Cleveland. They have the best fresh market there called the West Side Market. You can get everything and anything there, and the prices are right! We wanted to grill something slow so we decided to do a pork loin over indirect heat. The recipe showed what spices I used for it but really you can use anything you want. I have to say mine was slightly spicy but mostly just an enjoyable heat level. It is such an easy pork recipe that is full of flavor.


Coupons: There aren't really any for this since it is just pork and spices. If you don't have the spices below use what you do have and pork loin is often on sale.

Cost: $ can probably feed 4 people so about $2.50 a serving.

Quick tips: #1 You should make a quick sauce to serve alongside. I took some Greek yogurt, garlic powder, fresh cilantro, a dash of thai curry sauce and some salt. It was pretty yummy and very quick. You could make a bbq based sauce or a mustard based sauce.

Dietary classifications: Gluten free, Dairy free


3 lb Pork Loin
1/2 T salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp dry mustard
1 clove garlic thinly sliced
1/4 tsp cumin
Olive Oil



In a small bowl mix together all of the spices except for the sliced garlic. Take your roast and piece it with a small knife to create little slits all around the pork loin. In each of these slits put a piece of the garlic clove. This is a trick my grandpa does with all of his roasts and it really helps to give a great flavor. Then spread a little olive oil around the outside of the pork loin. Next rub the seasoning mixture into the meat. I covered and refrigerated it over night so that the flavor could really penetrate but you could also do this just an hour or two before you are going to cook it.
Put your grill on medium high heat or get your coals hot. Sear each side of the pork loin over direct heat for a couple of minutes per side. Then put the pork loin over indirect heat. This means either turning the burners off directly under it or pushing all of the coals off to one side. This will take anywhere between 45-70 min to cook depending on the level of heat. The best way to check doneness is with a meat thermometer. Take it off the grill at about 145 or 150 and let it set for a while. It will still cook for a bit once it is taken off the grill and letting it rest will keep the juices from coming out when you slice it. Then just slice it up and serve it. Yum!