Take your traditional pork tenderloin recipe and make it fancy with this Braided Pork Tenderloin recipe!
First start by heating up your smoker to 225-250 degrees. I used pecan wood for this cook since I made my tenderloin spicy.
Time to prepare the tenderloin. Cut two slits lengthwise about a 1.5-2 inches away from the end, so that each strand is still connected together. I like to apply the rub before braiding, so that I can get it in between the strands. Throw your favorite BBQ rub everywhere you can! Then conduct a 3 strand braid, google is your friend here! Once braided, you may use toothpicks at the end to hold it together.Place on your smoker and begin to cook! For this tenderloin, you’re looking for 145 degrees internal. This should take about an hour to an hour and a half. Probe after 30 minutes to see where you’re at. Once around 135 internal temperature is when I like to glaze. Soak that bad boy in your favorite BBQ sauce and let it glaze.After about 10-15 minutes, probe again for temperature, I like to pull the pork about 142-143 as the carry over will let it set at the perfect 145 internal for the juiciest tenderloin you’ve ever had.Once pulled from the smoker, let rest for about 5-10 minutes. Cut, serve and enjoy!