Coffee-Chipotle Smoked Pork Roast

  • 1-2 tsp. ground chipotle pepper
  • 2 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 1 T. Northwoods Seasoning or another seasoning salt blend of your choice
  • 2 tsp. ground coffee - choose your favorite variety
  • 1-2 T. canola oil
  • 1 (2-3 lb.) boneless pork sirloin roast

Prepare your smoker using the basic guidelines outlined here. You can use a wide variety of liquids in the drip pan, but I recommend opting for some kind of flavorful liquid that can offer additional flavor as it helps keep your meat moist.

While your coals are getting ready for smoking, prepare your roast. Combine the seasonings (chipotle pepper through ground coffee) to form a dry rub. Sprinkle this liberally all over your roast. Add the canola oil and rub the oil and seasonings into the roast, making sure there's a coating of the seasoning rub all over the roast.

Set the roast on the smoker and allow to smoke for 3-5 hours, depending on the size of your roast and the temperature of your smoker. I like to carefully press my thumb on the roast to check for doneness. When it feels like I'm pressing into the fleshy part of your palm near your thumb, your roast is done. Allow it to rest for at least 20 minutes before slicing it and serving it.

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Preparation Time: Several hours / varying
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