Grilled Mesquite Barbecue Pork Loin


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Grilled Mesquite Barbecue Pork Loin

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    Add a double dose of mesquite to flavor your grilled pork loin. Start with a Hormel Always Tender mesquite-marinated pork loin and pair with mesquite barbecue sauce. Serve with cauliflower mac and cheese to make it a complete meal.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 6
    5 slice(s) Hy-Vee sweet-smoked bacon
    1 (24-oz.) Hormel Always Tender mesquite barbecue pork loin filet
    2 tbsp. Culinary Tours bourbon barrel aged Vermont maple syrup
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee brown sugar, packed
    ⅓ c. smoky mesquite barbecue sauce
    1 (5.5-oz.) pkg. Kraft macaroni & cheese dinner with cauliflower pasta
    6 c. water
    3 tbsp. Hy-Vee unsalted butter
    3 tbsp. Hy-Vee 2% reduced-fat milk

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      1. Preheat a charcoal or gas grill for direct cooking over high heat (375 degrees). Cut 2 (18x14-inch) sheets of heavy foil. Place sheets on top of each other. Spray top sheet with nonstick spray.

      2. Arrange bacon slices, in a single layer, crosswise and adjacent to each other on the center of foil. Place pork loin perpendicularly on top of bacon. Wrap bacon around pork loin; secure with wooden toothpicks. Drizzle maple syrup over top. Sprinkle with brown sugar; turn to coat all sides. Bring up long sides of foil; double-fold top. Double fold ends to seal.

      3. Grill foil-wrapped pork loin, without turning, 25 to 30 minutes or until pork reaches 145 degrees. Remove from grill. Carefully unwrap pork loin; reserving foil.

      4. Reduce heat to lowest setting for direct cooking. Using a large metal spatula, place pork on grill rack. Grill for 10 to 15 minutes or until 155 degrees and bacon is slightly crisp, turning occasionally. Return pork to reserved foil; drizzle with barbecue sauce. Wrap loosely; let rest 5 minutes. Remove toothpicks and slice before serving. 

      5. Meanwhile, prepare macaroni and cheese dinner according to package directions using water, butter, and milk. Serve macaroni and cheese with pork slices 

      Nutrition facts


      437 Calories per serving

      Amounts Per Serving

      • Total Fat: 20g
      • Cholesterol: 78mg
      • Sodium: 1181mg
      • Total Carbohydrates: 38g
      • Protein: 26g

      Daily Values

      Iron 9%
      Calcium 6%
      Vitamin D 5%
      Potassium 19%

      Recipe Source:

      Hy-Vee Test Kitchen