Smoked Char Siu Pork Tenderloin
Smoked,  Traeger-Pellet

Smoked Char Siu Pork Tenderloin

Smoked Char Siu Pork Tenderloin was full of unique flavor and had just the right amount of smokiness.

Char Siu is a Cantonese style of BBQ made with Chinese five spice powder, hoisin sauce, and Shaoxing cooking wine.

Lots of other yumminess went into the marinade as well.

Traditionally a beet root powder or fermented beans give the classic red color, but I simply used red food coloring since I couldn’t find either of the other ingredients.

pork marinade ingredients

I had all of the other ingredients except for the Shaoxing cooking wine, which you can buy using the link below to Amazon.

Lots of other recipes to come using this wine because it was super good and added something extra special to this dish.

shaoxing cooking wine

How to Make Smoked Char Siu Pork Tenderloin

Put a pork tenderloin (not pork loin, there’s a difference) in a gallon size plastic bag and add the marinade ingredients.

Hoisin sauce, Shaoxing wine, honey, brown sugar, oyster sauce, soy sauce, garlic, cinnamon, Chinese five spice powder, kosher salt, pepper, and a few drops of red food coloring.

Massage the bag until combined and marinate in the fridge overnight.

When you remove the pork, save the remaining marinade to brush over top as it smokes.

marinated pork

Set your smoker or pellet grill to 225 and place the pork tenderloin on the grill grate.

pork tenderloin on the smoker before cooking

The pork will cook for about 2 hours total, flipping halfway through.

Brush with the remaining marinade several times during the first hour and a half.

flipping the pork halfway through

Keep checking the temperature during the last half hour and remove once it’s at 145 degrees.

Smoked Char Siu Pork Tenderloin

Let Smoked Char Siu Pork Tenderloin rest for a few minutes before slicing.

We had this over rice and added some yum yum sauce and sriracha.

I’m sure the added sauces aren’t traditional, but it made for a pretty amazing rice bowl once we mixed in the sliced pork with the rice and sauces 🙂

Smoked Char Siu Pork Tenderloin
Smoked Char Siu Pork Tenderloin
Smoked Char Siu Pork Tenderloin

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Smoked Char Siu Pork Tenderloin

Cheri Renee
Smoked Char Siu Pork Tenderloin has a Cantonese BBQ style marinade full of flavor and smoked for extra yumminess
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Cantonese, Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 167 kcal

Equipment

  • Traeger/Pellet Grill
  • Smoker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pork tenderloin (not pork loin)
  • 2 Tbsps hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tbsps honey
  • 2 Tbsps Shaoxing (Chinese cooking wine, I ordered from Amazon)
  • 2 Tbsps oyster sauce
  • 2 Tbsps soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsps brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 tsps ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsps Chinese Five Spice powder
  • kosher salt, pepper, a drop or two red food coloring
  • Optional: serve with rice, yum yum sauce, sriracha

Instructions
 

  • Put the pork tenderloin in a gallon size plastic bag. Add remaining ingredients and massage the bag until evenly combined. Marinate in the fridge several hours or overnight.
  • Set your smoker or pellet grill to 225 degrees. Place the pork right on the grill grate for 2 hours or until the internal temperature is 145 degrees, flipping halfway through. Brush several times with the remaining marinade during the last hour and a half.
  • Let it rest for a few minutes, slice and serve with rice, yum yum sauce, and sriracha if desired.
Keyword Char Siu, Pork, Pork Tenderloin, Smoked, Traeger