Grilled pork loins make a delicious dinner any time of year. Pork is best served in a tender and juicy state — so overcooking must be avoided. Barbecuing a pork loin is possible on a charcoal or gas-fired grill. Cook up meat for dinner parties, summer events or lunch for family and friends. Get creative in the kitchen while preparing — wrap bacon slices around the loin, for example — to boost flavor.

Things You'll Need

Preheat your gas or charcoal grill to a setting of 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place a 4 lb. pork loin onto a cutting surface. Slice the loin in half. Marinate each half with olive oil. Rub the oil into all sides of the meat for complete lubrication.

Add various spices and ingredients to the loin as stated in your recipe. Rub in garlic salt, granulated sugar, cumin, paprika and/or chili powder, for example. Mix all ingredients well into the surface and contours of the meat. Swab a layer of barbecue sauce over the loin for added flavor.

Place the two halves of the loin onto direct grill heat for approximately 10 minutes. Flip the meat every few minutes to brown each side.

Move the loin pieces to a grill rack with indirect heat. Cook continuously — flipping the meat intermittently — for 70 to 90 minutes. Add additional swabs of barbecue sauce to the meat throughout the cooking process.

Test the loin with a meat thermometer. Pull the meat off of the grill when it reaches between 137 degrees Fahrenheit to 150 degrees Fahrenheit if you enjoy a tender — medium rare to medium — taste. Remove the loin at 160 degrees Fahrenheit for if you favor a medium well or well-done meal.