Balsamic Pork Loin: A Savory Delight for Every Occasion

Are you searching for an easy and delicious recipe to satisfy your cravings? Look no further than our succulent balsamic pork loin! This flavorful dish is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re cooking up a weeknight dinner or hosting a special gathering. With a mouthwatering herb and balsamic marinade, this pork loin recipe is as tasty as it is simple to prepare.

Balsamic Pork Loin with herbs

An Easy Pork Loin Recipe

Our pork loin roast recipe is both easy to make and impressively elegant. It’s an affordable and lean cut that can be enjoyed throughout the week, whether you’re using it for sandwiches or incorporating it into leftover meals. Just like cooking tenderloin in a crockpot, this recipe benefits from low and slow cooking in the oven, resulting in juicy and tender meat with a delectable crust.

Pork Loin vs Pork Tenderloin

It’s important to note that pork loin and pork tenderloin are two different cuts of meat that cannot be used interchangeably. Pork loin, with its thickness and fat cap on top, requires a longer cooking time at a lower temperature to achieve tenderness. On the other hand, pork tenderloin, being thinner and longer, benefits from high heat and a shorter cooking time. Make sure to select the appropriate cut for your desired recipe.

Balsamic Pork Loin on a wooden board

Ingredients for Roast Pork Loin

To make our delicious balsamic pork loin, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Pork loin: Also known as pork loin roast or center-cut roast, this boneless cut weighs around 3 ½ to 4 pounds. Adjust the cooking time accordingly if you have a larger or smaller piece.
  • Marinade: Our balsamic marinade is a perfect blend of acids, oil, sweetener, and savory herbs. Feel free to use fresh or dried herbs according to your preference. If desired, you can also add a smoky flavor by draping the marinaded pork loin with strips of bacon before oven-roasting.
  • Variations: Create a bed of potatoes, carrots, and onions for the pork loin to rest on while cooking. These veggies can be served as a flavorful side dish alongside the tender meat.
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Balsamic Pork Loin before cooking

How to Cook Pork Loin

Cooking our tender balsamic pork loin is a breeze! Follow these simple steps to enjoy a savory and satisfying meal:

  1. Prepare the marinade according to the recipe provided.
  2. Place the pork loin in a dish and let it marinate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  3. Bake the pork loin with the marinade in a casserole dish, basting it every 30 minutes.
  4. Once cooked, remove the pork loin from the oven and let it rest before slicing.

How Long to Cook Pork

Cook your pork loin for approximately 20 to 22 minutes per pound, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 140°F. Remember to use an instant-read thermometer and remove the pork from the oven when it reaches 138 to 140°F. Let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing. If you’d like, you can simmer the pan drippings (marinade and juices) and thicken them with a little cornstarch to create a flavorful sauce.

Cooked Balsamic Pork Loin with a title

Store any leftover pork loin covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, or freeze it for up to 3 months. This way, you can enjoy the deliciousness again and again!

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