Pork Loin Plaits Recipe


  • One pork loin

  • Pork rub, recipe to follow

  • Pork belly rub, recipe to follow

  • Spicy pork rub, recipe to follow

  • Mike Hot Honey for a glaze


Take the pork loin and begin to cut into three even pieces, starting from about half down from the top so you can braid it and secure with a toothpick at the bottom. The end result should be three long pieces of loin connected at the top and open at the bottom.

Season each length of loin with a different rub, 3 recipes to follow, and then braid the loins to the bottom, securing with a toothpick.

Either put the loin on a smoker, grill, or in the oven. Cook at 420F for approximately 30 minutes, depending on the size of the loin, then lower the heat to 275F and continue to cook until the internal heat is 145F. Baste with Mikes Hot Honey to glaze several times.

Pork Rub Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup kosher salt

  • 1/2 cup smoked paprika

  • 1/2 cup Lowry’s

  • 1 tablespoon white pepper

  • 1 tablespoon ancho chili pepper

  • 1 teaspoon coriander

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon onion salt

Pork Belly Rub Ingredients

  • 4 parts salt

  • 2 parts white pepper

  • 1 part white sugar

Spicy Pork Rub Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Wyld Hog Pork rub

  • 1/4 cup Pork Belly Rub

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Let the plait rest for 15 minutes and serve. If desired, cut bite size pieces and serve as an appetizer.

Additional comfort meals to enjoy: Individual Wellingtons, Cherry Cola Short Ribs, Mac and Cheese Ragu, and Pozole Verde

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