Smoked Sweet Cajun Pork Loin

Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 2 hrs

A delicious smoked flavor combined with a sweet and tangy glaze. The meat is tender and moist. This was cooked on a propane smoker at 225 degrees for about 2 hours but could be coooked on the grill with a wood chips and a smoker box.


  1. Rinse pork loin under running water and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Sprinkle the Cajun seasoning liberally over meat; rubbing into surface.
  3. Allow to sit at room temperature for 45 minutes to 1 hour; place in smoker and cook for 30 minutes.
  4. Mix together the syrup and hot sauce; baste meat frequently for the next 90 minutes or until internal temperature of meat reaches 160 degrees for medium or 170 degrees for well done.
  5. To prepare on a grill: Prepare meat as above, place water soaked wood chips in a smoker box and place into hot coals.
  6. Put the meat on rack over hot coals; cook, turning and basting every 15 to 20 minutes for 1 hour or until internal temperature registers 160 degrees on a quick read meat thermometer.
  7. Allow meat to rest for 15 to 20 minutes before slicing and serving.
Most Helpful

Love this! I can't say much else. Love the sweet and spicey mix here. Every taste leaves me wanting more.

Christy M. From Indiana April 25, 2010

I did have to make this in the stovetop smoker but it was still wonderful. I used Tabasco so increased the maple to 3/4 cup and used the 1/4 hot sauce. 60 minutes in the smoker with maple and hickory chips. After that, put it in a 325 oven for 30 minutes, using the mop. Turned the heat up to 375 to finish. Tender, delicious. We will have this again. Thanks, Paula, just great!

Queen Dragon Mom September 14, 2007