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Smoked Classic Porchetta

Traeger Kitchen


Smoked Classic Porchetta

Prep Time

8 Hours

Cook Time

3 Hours

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Create this crispy, salty, savory Italian classic with our Smoked Porchetta recipe.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

8

    Steps

    • 1

      For the garlic mixture: In a medium bowl, combine minced garlic, rosemary, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
    • 2

      Place belly skin side up on a clean work surface and score skin in a crosshatch pattern. Flip the belly over and season flesh side with salt and pepper and half of the garlic mixture.
    • 3

      Place trimmed pork loin in the center of the belly and rub with remaining garlic mixture and season with salt and pepper to taste.
    • 4

      Roll the pork belly around the loin to form a cylindrical shape and tie tightly with kitchen twine at 1” intervals. Season the skin with salt and pepper and transfer to refrigerator, uncovered and let air dry overnight.
    • 5

      When ready to cook, set temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
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    • 6

      Place the porchetta seam side down directly on the grill grate and smoke for 1 hour.
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    • 7

      After an hour, increase the grill temperature to 325℉ and roast until the internal temperature reaches 135℉, about 2-1/2 hours. If the exterior begins to burn before the desired internal temperature is reached, tent with foil.
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    • 8

      Remove from grill and let stand 30 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

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