How to Cook a Pork Roast On the Barbeque


This article will provide step by step instructions on barbecuing a moist and flavorful pork roast on the grill. Also included are a seasoning suggestion and a barbeque sauce to accompany the roast pork.

Things You'll Need

  • Propane or Charcoal grill
  • Tongs
  • Paper Towel
  • Cloth
  • Grill scraper
  • Olive Oil
  • Pork Loin, bone out
  • Meat thermometer
  • Small bowl
  • Kosher Salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Plastic cutting board
  • Sharp chef's knife
  • Cutting board
  • Smoked paprika
  • Spray bottle of water

Preparing and Grilling a Pork Roast

  • Remove the bone-out pork loin from its packaging, gently drying it with paper towels. On a plastic cutting board, trim most of the fat off of the top of the loin, allowing only a thin layer on the top. This will add flavor and reduce grill flare ups. In a small bowl, mix 6 ounces of Kosher salt, 2 ounces of cracked black and 3 ounces of smoked paprika. Rub this mix evenly over the pork loin. Allow the pork to come to room temperature.

  • Heat your grill up to medium if propane. Burn the coals of a charcoal grill to a fine powdery coating on the briquets. Allow the air vent to get a medium heat, 375 degrees or so. Scrape the grill free of debris and use the cloth lightly soaked in olive oil to both clean and lubricate the grill grates. With a pair of tongs, place the pork loin onto the barbecue. Close the lid and allow 5 minutes of uninterrupted cooking. Open, turn the pork loin a quarter turn clockwise and close the lid. If flare ups occur, spray with the spray bottle of water.

  • Lower the grill down to a medium low flame, or 300 degrees in a charcoal grill. Turn the pork loin over and slow cook it until an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Test with a meat thermometer for accuracy. Remove the pork loin and allow to stand for 15 minutes before serving.

Tips & Warnings

  • An alternate seasoning method:
  • 3 tbsp dried basil
  • 3 tbsp rosemary
  • 3 tbsp garlic powder
  • 4 tbsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Mix and coat pork loin
  • Or a barbecue sauce for the pork loin.
  • Southern Comfort BBQ Sauce
  • 3 cups ketchup
  • 11/2 cup molasses
  • 1 cup unseasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1 med red onion, minced
  • 3 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh garlic
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • ¼ bunch cilantro, chopped fine
  • 4 tbsp chili powder
  • 3 tbsp cumin
  • 1 chipotle pepper, minced
  • 3/4 cup Southern Comfort
  • In a sauce pan, slowly stew all ingredients, saving the Southern Comfort for the last part before serving. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently on a medium heat. Add or lessen the dried spices to taste.
  • Allowing the pork to slightly overcook will result in dry meat.

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