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Maple Mustard Crown Roast of Pork pellet grill recipe BBQ smokerMaple Mustard Crown Roast of Pork

We wanted to do something different and extra special for one of our Holiday dinners. Patti loved the idea of a crown roast of pork; Ken loved the frilly gold crowns on the frenched pork bones. We’ve mentioned many times the lovely folks we meet at the Murrieta Farmer’s Market. Well, a delightful family named Allee including their precious little daughter Amelia made us some maple mustard. It’s their secret recipe, but various supermarkets have it, too. It was the perfect glaze for our crown roast of pork.

Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually put something special on our Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker but sometimes we cook inside. We always eat outside on our patio where it is very comfortable with a rainforest theme. Wood pellet Patio Heater, little lights, candles, lanterns and surround sound. We enjoy a little wine, or strawberry margaritas using frozen strawberries for ice, good food, music and sometimes a dance or two…

Maple Mustard Crown Roast of Pork
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: smoke ½ hour @ 150 (65c), 2 hours at 350 degrees (177c)
Grill: Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill
Pellets: Lumberjack Maple

Ingredients: Maple Mustard Crown Roast of Pork

  • 1 6lb. crown roast of pork, with the bones frenched


  • 1 cup maple flavored mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Green Mountain Grills Pork Rub
  • ½ cup dry white wine or apple juice
  • Dried cranberries, for garnish

Maple Mustard Crown Roast of Pork
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Directions: Maple Mustard Crown Roast of Pork

In large lightly greased cast iron skillet, place pork roast bones up. Cover the bones with foil so they don’t burn. There will be a layer of fat on the base of your roast to help keep it moist.

In small bowl blend all of your glaze ingredients. Brush generously all over the roast. Insert the remote meat probe if you are using one and you’re ready for the grill. We smoked this for 30 minutes then turned up the heat because we were ready to eat. We did give it a kiss of maple smoke as it was roasting with a “Wedgie Boost” as I call it.

Maple Mustard Crown Roast of Pork pellet grill recipe BBQ smokerMaple Mustard

Maple Mustard Crown Roast of Pork pellet grill recipe BBQ smokerIn the Smoke

Maple Mustard Crown Roast of Pork
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Maple Mustard Crown Roast of Pork pellet grill recipe BBQ smokerA kiss of Maple Smoke with my Wedgie

Cooking Directions: Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker

To prepare the grill for cooking, check your pellet supply – top off or change flavors as needed. Scrape grill grates off. Set the temperature to 450 degrees and press the “Start” button. Give the grill about 15 minutes to reach temperature and the grates to burn clean.

Note: You can set the start temperature anywhere you want. I do 450 (230c) for a quick cleaning burn.

I like to smoke everything for at least 30 minutes with an hour being even better. After all the Green Mountain wood pellet grill is a awesome smoker so use it for all the wood smoke flavor it will add to your food.

So, after the grill comes up to temp and burns clean turn it back down to smoke ½ hour @ 150 (65c). Place everything directly onto the grill and just let it hang out in the smoke and get happy for 30 minutes or so. This is referred to as “Smoking” or “Hot Smoking”, the temperature is 150 degrees (65c). 30 minutes of smoking is not enough to have any cooking effect on your meat but it is enough to open the pores so that the meat can pick up all the flavor of the smoke.

After 30 minutes, turn the (Temperature Control) up to 350 degrees (177c). We did our roast for 2 hours here looking for an internal temperature 140 degrees (60c). (U.S.D.A. Safe is 145 degrees 62c) Pull your roast off, cover it with foil and let it rest for 10 minutes. Keep in mind that the meat will continue cooking for another 10 degrees after you pull it off the grill. I use a Maverick ProTemp Instant Read Thermometer for checking meat temps.

Maple Mustard Crown Roast of Pork
A Pellet Grill Recipe
Maple Mustard Crown Roast of Pork pellet grill recipe BBQ smoker
Time to Pull It

Note: I get a lot of questions about the kind of pellets you can use with a recipe. Keep in mind that a recipe is just an outline. Some you need to follow closely like when you are making bread, but most you can do anything you can dream, our favorite way to cook. Feel free to mix and match the pellets until you find a combination you really like. Also you are only smoking at temps less than 250 degrees (122c), anything higher is cooking and there will not be much if any smoke so it does not matter what kind of pellet you are using.

Cooking In the Oven:

We have been getting requests for recipe conversions for the Pacific Living Outdoor Oven. I tell folks all the time that cooking on a Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker is just as easy as cooking in your oven. Just about anyone can do it and do it well. Think about it. You set your control knob to the temp you want, put your meat in and leave it for a set time.

It is the same thing, time and temperature is what it is all about. The Green Mountain grill is just like your oven except it uses wood pellets and has wheels. Do 2 hours here at 350 degrees (177c). Note: The Pacific Living Outdoor Oven also has a smoke box.

Maple Mustard Crown Roast of Pork
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Maple Mustard Crown Roast of Pork pellet grill recipe BBQ smokerTender and Juicy, Let’s Eat!!!

About our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Louisiana, Green Mountain, Royall, Memphis, Traeger pellet grills, Char Griller side box smoker, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Pacific Living Outdoor Oven, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.

The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can even do some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.

Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste. Take it and run with it….

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Ken & Patti
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