Smoked and Grilled Pork Tenderloin in Blueberry – Pomegranate sauce

Marinade: 1/2 cup dark soy sauce, 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 tsp powdered beef base, 1/2 tsp powdered chicken base, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp powdered ginger

Seasoning: 1 tbsp onion salt, 1 tbsp garlic salt, 2 tsp celery salt, 3 tbsp white cane sugar, 1 tbsp paprika, 2 tsp ground black pepper, 1 tsp lemon powder

Sauce: 1 (12oz.) can of frozen Blueberry-Pomegranate concentrate-thawed, 1/2 cup of Dark Agave, 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger, 1 tbsp Triple Sec, 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce-minced, 1 tsp ground coriander, 1 tsp medium grind black pepper, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/8 tsp ground cloves, 1/8 tsp powdered bay leaf, 1 cup of bacon grease, 1/2 cup dark agave, 1-3lb. pork tenderloin

Whisk all of the marinade ingredients together in a shallow dish. Place the pork tenderloin into the marinade, coating it well. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

Mix all of the seasoning ingredients together and place them in a seasoning shaker.

Mix all of the remaining ingredients for the Blueberry-Pomegranate sauce together (less the bacon grease and dark agave syrup) in a medium size bowl. Place the sauce in a 2 quart sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and bring the sauce to a simmer. Reduce the sauce to the consistency of maple syrup. Take the sauce off of the heat and allow it to cool to room temperature. Add the additional 1/2 cup of dark agave to the Blueberry-Pomegranate sauce.

Prepare your grill or smoker for smoking using lump charcoal and 1 fist size chunk of pecan wood and 1 fist size chunk of cherry wood. Heat your grill/ smoker to 250 degrees.

Remove the pork tenderloin from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Roll the pork tenderloin in the bacon grease. The bacon grease acts both as an adhesive for the seasoning and helps in preventing the pork tenderloin from drying out while smoking. Season it on both sides. Place the pork tenderloin in the grill/ smoker for 2 hours or until it reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees. Remove the pork tenderloin from the smoker and place in a small covered pan. Increase the temperature of your grill/ smoker to 350- 400 degrees. Take the pork tenderloin out of the covered pan and place it back on the grill/ smoker. Grill the pork to 165 degrees internally. Baste the pork tenderloin with the Blueberry-Pomegranate sauce the last 5 minutes of grilling. Take the pork tenderloin off of the grill once it has reached the desired temperature. Let it rest 5 to 10 minutes before slicing. Pour some of the leftover Blueberry-Pomegranate sauce on the slices before serving. Enjoy!

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