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Camerons Stovetop Smoker Recipe: Smoked Pork Tenderloin

Updated on July 9, 2011

Camerons Stovetop Smoker Recipe Smoked Pork Tenderloin

Welcome to the first stop of my journey into the Camerons Stovetop Smoker, and first up is a 4lb pack of bone-in Pork Tenderloin. I chose this meat simply because it is tasty and being on sale always helps. Well I decided to make each Camerons Stovetop Smoker recipe super easy to read and follow, join me on my first Smoked pork adventure!

Just as a quick side note I am making this lens with the help of my daughter Abby who is going to be helping me cook, document and publish these lenses as a summer project with her dad. If you like what you see please share on facebook or use the "thumbs up" button, and make sure you leave comments in the guestbook at the end. 

Pork Tenderloin Marinade - Getting ready for the Camerons Indoor Smoker Treatment

Camerons indoor smoker pork tenderloin marinade
Camerons indoor smoker pork tenderloin marinade

The night before I prepared the pork with a simple technique called “Brining”. This is the art of soaking the meat before cooking, and what I used was the following:

  • 1/2 gal water
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbs Garlic chunks from jar
  • 1 Small onion chopped up


I then placed that over the pork in a bowl, and then placed the bowl in the fridge for 12 hours. The next morning I drained 80% of the liquid and placed the remaining liquid and pork in a zip lock bag until I was ready to smoke it.

Selecting The Right Wood For Smoking Pork Tenderloin

camerons indoor smoker hickory wood
camerons indoor smoker hickory wood

Now the Camerons Stovetop Smoker came with two types of wood, but I also ordered a multi-pack of Camerons wood chips so I would have variety at home. I did some reading and we were looking for a “classic” smoked BBQ taste, so we went with the Camerons Hickory chips.

Adding Hickory To Smoker

adding hickory to camerons stovetop smoker
adding hickory to camerons stovetop smoker

Once you have decided the flavor to smoke the meat then it is time to add it to your Camerons Stovetop Smoker. Now the manufacturer recommends that you use 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of wood chips. I read that you should use a little bit more so I used 2 tablespoons of the Hickory wood chips.

Prepared Smoker For Cooking

camerons stovetop smoker cleanup
camerons stovetop smoker cleanup

Look I am a guy so when I read that if you add foil to the bottom of the drip tray it makes for an easy clean up I am doing it. So if you want just line the drip tray with a sheet of foil, and if you do the cleanup is SO much easier.

Putting Pork On Camerons Stovetop Smoker

4 pounds of pork tenderloin on Camerons stovetop smoker
4 pounds of pork tenderloin on Camerons stovetop smoker

Now that the smoker is ready for you to add the meat just layer it on. I used 4 pounds because I have a big family. If you were wondering about how big it is let me assure you that it handled 4 pounds of pork! There is nothing fancy about it, just get it on there.

Put Smoker on Stove

setup camerons stovetop smoker on stovetop
setup camerons stovetop smoker on stovetop

Up until this point it has been so easy that a guy and a 7 year old can do it, but here comes the tricky part (I hope you feel my sarcasm). You slide the lid on the Camerons Stovetop Smoker leaving only about 1/4 of an inch open at the end. Turn the stovetop burner to MEDIUM heat and wait. After about 2 minutes or so you will see a small wisp of smoke come out of the opening you left. Once you see the smoke close the lid and start you cooking timer. Pork like this takes only 30/min for two pounds. I used 4 pounds so I set my timer for 1 hour, crossed my fingers and waited.

Camerons Stovetop Smoker Pork Tenderloin

I just wish that could could smell all of the deliciousness through the camera!!!

Pork Tenderloin is DONE! - So Easy a Husband and a 7 Year Old Can Do It!!!

camerons indoorr smoker recipe easy pork tenderloin
camerons indoorr smoker recipe easy pork tenderloin

Well take a look at the video above for the unveiling of this delicious smoked pork tenderloin. The meat turned out moist, and delicious! It was a huge hit for the family and my kids actually asked for more, so I guess even a husband can make a great mouthwatering meal with the Camerons Stovetop Smoker!

Camera I Used To Document This Camerons Stovetop Smoker Lens - I Just Love my Cannon EOS Rebel Camera!

This camera rocks! It is my first SLR camera and I bought it through Amazon because it was discounted, free shipping and I love their customer service. If you are looking for a camera check this one out.

Please Give Us Your Feedback On the Camerons Stovetop Smoker

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I just used mine again tonight and smoked some salmon...turned out so yummy using alder chips. I have had it for years and I think it is the best. The pan itself ca be used for so many things and they all work..!!!

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      S Kurniawan 6 years ago from Bandung, Indonesia

      Excellent Lens! thank you for sharing.

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      Gail47 6 years ago

      Sounds, and looks, delicious! What a comprehensive lense!

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      Most excellent! Congrats to Abby and dad for pulling together a very taste-tempting stovetop smoker page. Bet my hubs would love that smoker ;) *Blessed by a Recipe Angel today.