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Smoked Classic Porchetta

Traeger Kitchen


Smoked Classic Porchetta

Prep Time

8

Hours

Cook Time

3

Hours

Serves

8 - 12

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What's this?

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

Ingredients

  • 4 Clove garlic, minced

  • 2 Tablespoon rosemary, chopped

  • 2 Teaspoon salt

  • 1 Teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 Teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 6 Pound Pork Belly, skin on

  • To Taste salt

  • To Taste black pepper

  • 3 Pound Pork Loin, boneless, center cut

  • To Taste salt

  • To Taste black pepper

  • To Taste salt

  • To Taste black pepper

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.
  • 6

    Place the porchetta seam side down directly on the grill grate and smoke for 1 hour.
  • 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.
  • 8

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