Monday Recipe: Griled Pork Loin

In honor of the traditional cookout for Labor Day, my recipe today is Grilled Pork Loin.  Bill and I very rarely do "traditional" hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill anymore.   Here is our favorite marinade and timing on the grill! 

Take time today to fire up the grill and have a great Labor Day feast. 

  • 2-3 lb Pork Loin
  • Nature's Seasoning
  • Marinade
    • Bottle of Greek Dressing
    • 4-5 cloves of garlic, sliced
    • 1 small onion chopped (or if you want to grill the onion as well, just slice in rings)
    • 1 tbs Worcestershire Sauce
    • Juice of one lemon
    • A bottle of your favorite beer (Bill likes dark beer so that is usually what we use or whatever we have on hand)
  • Rinse the pork lion and pat dry
  • Sprinkle Nature's seasoning over the entire loin.  Set aside.
  • Add all of the ingredients of the marinade into a gallon Ziploc bag.  Close and shake to mix well.
  • Add the pork loin into the bag.  Remove as much air as possible from the bag and close.
  • Make sure the loin is well coated and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes up to 4 hours
  • Grill on indirect heat for approximately 15 minute per side. 
  • Reserve the marinade to baste the pork loin each time you turn it.  We prefer medium rare to medium meat or internal temp around 140 degrees.
  • Remove from heat and let rest under aluminum foil for about 15 minutes before slicing thin

Grilled Onions/Vegetable Skewers:
  • Remove onions from the marinade and let drain a few minutes in a colander.
  • Place rings directly on the grill for about 2-3 minutes per side
  • Vegetable Skewers
    • Soak wooden skewers for at least 10 minutes prior to grilling.
    • Add tomato, bell pepper, yellow squash or your favorite veggies along with the marinated onion. \
    • Be sure to salt and pepper to taste 
    • Baste the skewers with the reserve marinade
    • Grill for about 3 minutes per side.
Other sides I like with the grilled loin include wild rice mix or orzo pasta.  A nice salad and fresh baked bread or a warmed up French loaf from the bakery section round out the meal nicely.

Have a great Labor Day !

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