Tender and Juicy Pork Loin Roast Recipe

Are you looking for the best pork loin recipe? Look no further! Our Honey Garlic Glazed Pork Loin Roast is a winner. This easy method creates a juicy, fork-tender pork loin that will leave your taste buds begging for more. With a simple spice rub and a flavorful glaze, this recipe is a must-try.

Sliced Honey Garlic Roasted Pork Loin surrounded with roasted vegetables

Easy Pork Loin Roast Recipe

Preparing succulent roasted pork loin has never been easier. With a few simple ingredients and one pan, you can have a mouth-watering meal that will impress everyone. Add some seasonal veggies like Brussels sprouts and butternut squash to make it a complete and wholesome dish.

At Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, we love everything about pork. From chops to tenderloin, we can’t get enough. But our absolute favorite is this oven-roasted pork roast. It’s a quick and simple recipe that delivers tender, flavorful meat without any fuss.

Why You’ll Love this Pork Loin Recipe

Let us count the ways why this pork loin recipe is a winner:

  • Easy: No need for fancy tools or complicated ingredients. This recipe is all about pure comfort and deliciousness.
  • Flavorful: Each bite of roasted pork loin is moist and bursting with flavor.
  • A Complete Meal: With the addition of roasted veggies, this recipe is a one-pan wonder. It’s a main course and a healthy side dish all in one!
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Pork loin on a baking sheet with butternut squash and brussels sprouts, ready to cook.

Pork Loin vs. Pork Tenderloin

Before we dive into the recipe, let’s clear up any confusion between pork loin and pork tenderloin. Although their names are similar, these cuts of meat are not the same.

  • Tenderloin: This long, narrow, boneless cut comes from a muscle along the backbone of the pig. If you’re looking for a recipe using pork tenderloin, check out our garlic roast pork tenderloin recipe.
  • Loin: A wider and flatter cut, the pork loin can be both boneless and bone-in. For this recipe, we’ll be using boneless pork loin.

Roasting Brussel Sprouts

How to Cook Pork Loin

Now that you know the difference, let’s get into the cooking process. Follow these steps to create the best pork loin roast ever:

  1. Make the spice rub: Combine salt, pepper, paprika, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, and onion powder to create a flavorful dry rub. Massage the rub all over the pork loin.
  2. Sear the meat: Heat oil in a large skillet and sear the pork loin for about 5 minutes per side. Transfer the pork (fat side up) to a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Make the honey glaze: In a bowl, mix honey, dijon mustard, garlic, soy sauce, and olive oil. Set aside two tablespoons of the sauce for the veggies and brush the rest over the pork.
  4. Roast: Cook the pork loin in a preheated 375°F oven for 25 minutes.
  5. Prepare the veggies: Cut the butternut squash into 1-inch cubes and halve the Brussels sprouts. Toss the veggies with the reserved sauce.
  6. Add the veggies: Remove the pork from the oven and arrange the veggies around it on the baking sheet. Tent the pork with foil and continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F. Stir the veggies halfway through cooking.
  7. Rest and serve: Remove the pork from heat and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing. This will help retain its juices. Carve and serve!
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How Long Does it Take to Cook Pork Loin?

Cooking time for pork loin will vary based on the size of the roast. For a 3-pound pork loin, the recommended cooking time is approximately 50 to 60 minutes at 375°F. As a general rule, allow about 20 minutes per pound of meat. Remember, cooking times may vary depending on your oven.

At What Temp is Pork Loin Done?

According to the National Pork Board, pork loin should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F (62°C). Use an Instant Read Thermometer to ensure the meat is cooked to the proper temperature. After reaching the desired temperature, let the pork loin rest for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Roasted pork

Can I Make This Recipe Ahead?

Absolutely! This recipe is perfect for meal prepping or for those busy weeknights. Here’s how you can prepare it in advance:

  1. Season the pork, sear it, and place it in the baking pan.
  2. Pour the sauce over the pork.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
  4. When ready to cook, follow the roasting instructions as directed.

Can I Cook Pork Loin in My Slow Cooker?

Yes, you can! If you prefer to use your slow cooker, here’s how you can adapt this recipe:

  1. Season the pork and sear it.
  2. Place the seared pork loin in the slow cooker.
  3. Pour the prepared sauce over the pork.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours.
  5. Use an Instant Read Thermometer to check for doneness; the internal temperature should reach 145°F.

Sliced Pork Roast with roasted vegetables

What Goes with Pork Loin Roast?

There are endless possibilities when it comes to serving pork loin roast. Here are a few tasty options:

  • Smashed potatoes
  • Mashed cauliflower
  • Roasted root vegetables
  • Steamed green beans
  • Creamy coleslaw
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Feel free to get creative and pair it with your favorite sides to create the perfect meal.

How to Use Pork Leftovers

If you happen to have any leftover pork loin, don’t let it go to waste. Here are a few ideas on how to make the most of your leftovers:

  • Make burritos or tacos with the shredded pork.
  • Create mouth-watering sandwiches by layering thick slices of pork loin with your favorite toppings.
  • Warm up your sandwich in the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese and enhance the flavors.

How to Store and Reheat Extras

If you have any leftovers, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. For longer storage, freeze the pork loin in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.

More Pork Recipes to Try

If you’re a fan of pork, we have more delicious recipes for you to explore:

  • Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Asparagus
  • Baked Pork Chops and Potatoes Sheet Pan Dinner
  • Easy Honey Garlic Baked Pork Chops
  • Apple Mustard Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Get ready to impress your taste buds with these mouth-watering pork dishes!

ENJOY! And remember to check out Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ for more tasty recipes and barbecue inspiration.