I've been waiting to try this recipe for a long time and cannot wait to get going. I love a juicy pork tenderloin and can never get enough BBQ onions, so this one be a fun one. If you have a large group and want to feed them some tasty sliders, this is the one to try.
Preheat your grill or smoker to 250 degrees. If you are using a charcoal or gas grill, you will need to set it up for indirect heat. Click here for Indirect Heat set up. I like using fruit woods with pork, so I'm using pecan wood chunks for this cook. Pecan has a nice sweet flavor and won't leave a bitter taste as some stronger woods might do. As the grill/smoker is pre-heating, take the pork tenderloins and trim off the silver skin. Don't worry, it's easy and only takes a minute. Silver skin is a connective tissue that has a shiny white appearance and only covers a small portion of the loin. Use a sharp knife so you don't trim off a hunk of meat with it. Once this is done, apply your favorite rub. I love using Stubbs rubs/sauces for a few reasons. First, they taste great! Secondly, they can be found everywhere. I don't have to drive half way across the state to find em. Lastly, the Stubbs CEO is a Michigan Alum. That's enough to make me a loyal BBQ customer.
I don't hold back when seasoning the loins as they can take a lot of spice. If you like some added kick, throw in a little cayenne pepper. Once the loins are seasoned, it's time to toss em on the smoker. I like to use 2-3 chunks of wood per hour. The wood chunk should be about the size of your fist.