Reverse Seared Pork Tenderloin On The Big Green Egg

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We are firing up the Big Green Egg for this DUAL ZONE cook.  That’s right, we’re going to use the offset ability of our XL Big Green Egg to create the perfect environment for the Reverse Sear.  Enjoy the flavors of charcoal, fire honey, and bbq sauce as they all come together to celebrate BBQ. 

Reverse Seared Pork Tenderloin On The Big Green Egg

Chef Jason K. Morse, CEC  |  Ace Hardware Grill Expert  |  Owner, 5280 Culinary


Yield: 6 people

Prep time: 10 Minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes cooking time


Measure   Ingredient                                               

2.5 lbs (2ea)  Pork Tenderloin, Fresh - W/O Solutions/brine

As Needed    Oil, Olive, Blend                                                    

As Needed    Oink Rub, 5280 Culinary - Season to taste

As Needed    Tiki Tiki Rub, 5280 Culinary - Season to taste

¾  Cup           Fire Honey, 5280 Culinary

¾  Cup           Low Country BBQ Sauce, 5280 Culinary

       Prep Directions:

  • Trim the silver skin off of the pork tenderloin and allow to rest for 5 minutes before seasoning
  • Season with the tiki tiki and oink rub and allow the rub to sit for 5-10 minutes before roasting the pork

Cooking Directions:

  • Place the trimmed and rested pork tenderloin into the Kingsford Grill Pan
  • Lightly oil the pork tenderloin and season with 50/50 blend of Oink an Tiki Tiki Rub, let sit for 5-10 minutes
  • Load Big Green Egg With Fire Bowl, setup to divide the fire bowl for dual zone cooking
  • Light the Big Green Egg and adjust temp to 300˚and hold
  • Add 2 medium chunks of Apple wood to the charcoal and let smoke begin to flow
  • Place the pork onto the grill grate over the OFF side of the Egg, roast/smoke at 300˚ for 20-25 minutes
  • Remove pork tenderloin when internal temp hits 130˚ and hold on a half sheet pan
  • Adjust the Big Green Egg to 500˚ and hold
  • Add the pork back to the Egg at 500˚ and sear on all sides, then cook to desired doneness.
  • We cook our pork to internal of 145˚
  • During the last 2 minutes of cooking time, baste with Fire Honey on all sides
  • Cook to an internal temperature 145˚. Remove from the Egg and let rest for 5 minutes
  • Once rested, slice into even slices or discs
  • Serve with Low Country BBQ Sauce on the side for dipping

Happy Cooking, Chef Jason

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Published: 3/4/2020