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Cheater BBQ - Mindy Merrell and R. B. Quinn, Authors

One of my favorite recipes from this book

1 bath of brine (recipe in book)
One 3 lb. pork loin
vegetable oil
2 Tbl. Cheater Basic Dry Rub (recipe in book)

Brine the loin for 4 - 6 hours in the refrigerator.

Heat oven to 500 degrees

Drain loin, discarding the brine. Rinse and pat dry. Place the loin in a large roasting pan and brush with a light coating of vegetable oil. Sprinkle all sides of the loin with the dry rub. Place in the oven and immediately reduce the heat to 300 degrees. Cook for 1 hour or until a meat thermometer reaches 155 degrees. Let rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing.

Cheater BBQ - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat

This has to be one of the best indoor BBQ cookbooks I've ever read and used. In the recipe above I used the Apple Cider Brine, which I choose from a total of 4 simple recipes. Out of the twelve rubs and sauces to choose from I decided to use the Cheater Basic Dry Rub. The combination of the brine and rub gave my pork loin a wonder taste and a tender, juicy texture. I've served this to 4 of my "food testers" so far and they have given this dish a 10+. So this is a real winner.

As I've read through the other recipes in Cheater BBQ and have marked at least 10 more dishes to make. I miss grilling during the winter months and with the use of the bottled smoke that is applied to each dish, I can now enjoy the same taste year round. This is a must have cookbook for winter grilling as well as those summer days when it's simply too hot to fire up the grill.

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