The Ultimate Guide to Cooking the Best Damn Oven Roasted Pork Loin

Are you looking for a delicious and easy-to-make dish that will impress your family and friends? Look no further! Our recipe for the Best Damn Oven Roasted Pork Loin is exactly what you need. This tender and juicy pork loin is seasoned with a simple rub, then roasted to perfection in your oven. In just about an hour, you’ll have a mouthwatering dinner that is perfect for any night of the week.

Recipe for best damn oven roasted pork loin.

What is Pork Loin Roast?

First things first, let’s clarify what pork loin roast actually is. It’s a boneless cut of pork that is taken from just below the shoulder. This cut is usually fairly lean, with a fat cap that adds flavor. Pork loin roasts typically come in sizes ranging from 2-5 lbs., making them perfect for a family meal. They are about 2-3″ in height and around 12″ in length on average.

Pork Loin Roast is NOT Pork Tenderloin

Now, it’s important to note that pork loin roast is not the same as pork tenderloin. The tenderloin is a narrower and leaner cut of meat that cooks much faster. So, for this recipe, make sure you specifically look for pork loin roast in the supermarket. If you’re interested in cooking pork tenderloin, we have a separate recipe just for that.

Ingredients

To keep things simple yet incredibly tasty, we use a few dry ingredients to create a flavorful seasoning rub for the pork loin roast. Paprika, rosemary, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper come together to enhance the natural flavors of the meat. Before applying the rub, we coat the roast with Worcestershire sauce, which acts as the perfect sticky base. Trust us, when you take your first bite, you’ll be blown away by the amazing flavor combination.

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All the ingredients for oven roasted pork loin.

Preparation

Before cooking the pork loin roast, it’s essential to trim any excess fat. While we want to keep some of the fat for flavor, it’s important to remove any excess. Once trimmed, we coat the roast with Worcestershire sauce to help the seasoning rub stick to the meat. The dry ingredients are then mixed and generously applied to the coated pork loin roast.

For easy cleanup, line a sheet pan with foil and give it a light spray of non-stick cooking spray. Place the pork roast, fat-cap side up, on the foil-lined pan.

Recipe for oven roasted pork loin roast.

Cooking Process

Now it’s time to cook the pork loin roast to perfection. Preheat your oven to 425°F and place the roast in the middle rack. Roast it at this high temperature for 15 minutes to develop a nice crust. Then, lower the oven temperature to 375°F and continue roasting for 40-60 more minutes, depending on the size of the roast. We recommend checking the internal temperature with an instant-read thermometer after about 30 minutes. The ideal temperature to achieve a tender and juicy roast is 145°F at the center.

Recipe for oven roasted pork loin.

Let it Rest Before Slicing

Once the pork loin roast is done, it’s crucial to let it rest for 5-10 minutes. This resting period allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a tender and juicy roast. After resting, place the roast on a cutting surface and slice it into ½” thick pieces.

Recipe for oven roasted boneless pork loin.

Ready to Serve

Your beautifully sliced pork loin roast is now ready to be served. Spoon over the pan juices for extra flavor, or use them to make a delicious gravy. If you prefer a gravy, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over medium heat, whisk in 2 tablespoons of flour, and then add the pan juices and 1 cup of chicken broth. Whisk until smooth and continue to simmer until the sauce reduces and thickens.

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What to Serve with Pork Roast

The options for side dishes to serve with pork roast are unlimited. One great choice is our air fryer roasted lemon pepper broccoli, offering a zesty and healthy complement to the savory pork. Potatoes are also a classic pairing, and our Instant Pot Parmesan Ranch potatoes are sure to be a hit. If you’re looking for fresh veggies, consider air fryer roasted zucchini and peppers or air fryer honey maple roasted carrots. I personally love the sweet flavors of honey maple carrots paired with the savory pork.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can this recipe be doubled? Absolutely! For larger pork loin roasts, you can adjust the ingredients accordingly. Keep in mind that the cooking time will increase by approximately 15-20 minutes per pound after the initial 15 minutes at 425°F.
  • Can I cook from frozen? For the best results, we recommend defrosting your frozen pork loin roast before cooking.

Now that you’re armed with our Best Damn Oven Roasted Pork Loin recipe, it’s time to get cooking and enjoy a truly delicious meal. Your family and friends will be asking for seconds, guaranteed!

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