A juicy roast, right out of the oven, is synonymous with a warm, home cooked meal. It is one of the most basic main dishes to prepare and you can add any variety of veggie side dish for an unforgettable meal.
Plus, you can serve everyone a filling plate for a surprisingly low amount of money.
Time and Money saving tips:
- Buy the large pork loin.
Typically, the larger cut of meat will cost less per pound than the smaller one.
- Do not waste any meat.
Plan how much meat your family will eat. Cut the loin in half, or cube the excess and save it for another recipe. Slice it into chops, the ideas are endless! Only cook what your family will eat in one sitting.
- Use the pork in a variety of ways
I don’t know about you, but eating leftovers isn’t very thrilling by day 3. So cut the pork differently for different dishes. For example, strips for stir fry, cubes for salad, pork chops or even chop finely for soup.
How to make the perfect pork roast:
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- Choose your fav blend of spices.
Herbs de Provence is a popular spice blend that is perfect. Another favorite of mine is a simple rub with salt, pepper, garlic, and onion powder.
- Rub the roast generously with the spices
- Cook with the fat on top
If you cook with the fat facing up, the gooey yummy fat will liquify and make your roast out of this world amazing!
- Place the pork in a coated cooking dish
- Cook uncovered for about 30 minutes
- You will know it is completely cooked when the meat thermometer reads 145 degrees F from the middle of the roast.
When you slice into this beauty, you will see that desired blush of pink and know, “Yes! I did it!” This will be a juicy, amazing, tantalizing roast. Congrats! A home cooked meal in 30 minutes? You didi it!
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