Grilled BBQ Pork Roast

Raven Higheagle

By
@ravenhigheagle

This pork roast starts off with a brine. Have you ever brined your meat? For this brine I added fresh herbs to the water and some mashed apricots. This was the most moist pork roast ever! It had so much flavor from the inside out. It was rubbed with the best spice rub that reinforced the spices used in the barbecue sauce.
Grilled BBQ Pork Roast is deliciously moist from the brine and covered in a smokey spice rub then finally coated with Sweet and Tangy Barbecue sauce making them a hit every time they’re made!


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Rating:

Serves:

Serves 6 to 8

Prep:

24 Hr

Cook:

2 Hr

Method:

Grill

Ingredients

BRINE

1 c
salt
1 c
brown sugar, packed
2
fresh apricots, pit removed and mashed
3 sprig(s)
rosemary
6 sprig(s)
thyme
water to cover

SPICE RUB

2 Tbsp
brown sugar, packed
1 Tbsp
salt
1 Tbsp
mustard powder
1 Tbsp
garlic powder
1 Tbsp
onion powder
1 tsp
pepper
2 tsp
smoked paprika

GRILLED PORK ROAST

4 lb
pork loin roast
1 c
sweet 'n tangy barbecue sauce

SWEET AND TANGY BARBECUE SAUCE

3
apricots, pit removed, rough chopped
2 Tbsp
water
2 Tbsp
apple cider vinegar
2 c
ketchup
1/2 c
molasses
1/4 c
brown sugar
1 tsp
cayenne pepper
2 tsp
onion powder
1 tsp
smoked paprika
2 Tbsp
mustard powder
2 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
pepper
2 Tbsp
honey

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Make the Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce:
Puree the apricots, water and vinegar together.
2
Strain the puree into a medium sauce pan.
3
Stir the remaining ingredients into the puree and place over medium heat.
4
Simmer for 15 to 30 minutes.
5
Remove from heat and refrigerate until ready to use.
Make this the night you brine the pork loin.
6
Brine the Pork Loin:
In a large stock pot combine the salt, brown sugar, mashed apricots, rosemary and thyme.
7
Add about a cup or two of water and mix.
8
Add in the pork roast and then add more water until covered.
9
Allow to sit overnight.
10
Make the Spice Rub:
Combine brown sugar, salt, mustard powder, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper and smoked paprika in a bowl and set aside.
Can be made ahead of time.
11
Grilled BBQ Pork Roast:
Pour out the brine and rinse the pork roast.
12
Place on a baking sheet and pat dry.
13
Sprinkle the rub over all sides of the roast and massage it in.
14
Heat grill with a high heat.
15
Place pork roast and allow to cook over direct flame for 10 minutes per side, on all sides, to sear in the juices.
16
Remove from direct flame and cook on an indirect flame for 80 minutes.
17
Brush all sides of the pork roast with the barbecue sauce and cook for 10 more minutes, or until an internal temp of just under 160 degrees is reached.
18
Remove from grill, cover loosely with foil and allow to rest for at least 10 minutes. (The internal temp of the meat will continue to rise to at least 160 degrees.)
19
Slice thinly and serve with extra barbecue sauce.

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