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savory pork loin roast

Easy Pork Loin Recipe


  • Author: Glenda Embree
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10-15 servings 1x

Description

This Easy Pork Loin recipe is a perfect low-stress and simple dish to serve on weeknights. And yet, it’s exceptional flavor makes it special enough to serve at a dinner party with friends. It’s a delicious boneless pork loin recipe that requires only 5 minutes of prep time.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 4-5 lb pork loin
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil (or your preferred oil)
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder (or 1/8 teaspoon cayenne, *SEE NOTE)

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the easy spice paste.  Put the avocado oil and all the seasonings and spices into a bowl and whisk until they are combined and form a thick paste.
  2. Place the pork loin, fat cap up, into a *9x13 pan.  With a sharp chef's knife or butcher knife, score the top of the roast in a criss-cross pattern.  You don't have to go very deep.  Just get through the fat cap.  That way all your seasonings will go right into the meat.
  3. Pour the spice paste onto the roast, and with your hands, massage it over the top and sides of the pork loin.
  4. Roast at 350° for  45 minutes to an hour, until the internal temperature has reached 145°. 
  5. Remove from the oven and tent loosely with foil. 
  6. Rest the pork loin roast for 10 to 15 minutes, before slicing.

Notes

*Cayenne is 8-10 times hotter than chipotle powder and it does not have the smoky flavor of chipotle.  If substituting cayenne for the chipotle in this recipe, you will only use 1/8 teaspoon and the flavor will be slightly different.

****CROCK POT INSTRUCTIONS**** 

Prep this recipe in the base of your crock pot, instead of a 9x13 pan.  Follow all other instructions as the recipe indicates.  Cook on low for 4-5 hours or until the internal temperature of the pork loin registers 145°.  Remove from the crock pot and tent with foil for a 10-15 minute rest period before slicing.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Meat, Main Dish, Pork
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: roast, pork, main dish, pork loin