Monday, May 16, 2011

Hunk of Meat Monday: Pork Loin Roast

I am so excited to participate in my first Hunk of Meat Monday over at Beyer Beware!  So, here goes:

I started with a pork loin roast.  I was planning on putting it in the low cooker but my sister (who raised this hunk of meat) said that I needed to cook it in the oven, so that is what I did.  I rinsed it, dried it and cut off the strings. 

I mixed up a bunch of spices.  The mixture has garlic powder, garlic salt, dried garlic, pepper, nature's seasoning, dried onion, and dried oregano. 

I put the spice mixture on the pork.

Then I rubbed it.  I did this on both sides and on the ends.

I don't have a roasting pan, so I used this pan - I have no idea what kind of pan it is, but I am pretty sure it it not supposed to be used for this - oh, well!

I heated the oven to 450 and cooked the roast for 15 minutes.  Than I lowered the heat to 250 and cooked it for another 90 minutes. 

I took it out and made sure the middle was cooked.  My thermometer says it should be 150 - I cut it open to be sure.

Finally I had the boyfriend cut it up. 

I would show you how beautiful it looked plated but I am really weird and I don't like when my dinner is the same color, so I didn't want to show the world that it was the same color - but, I am telling you all that, so I guess it doesn't really matter.  We had mashed red potatoes and garlic bread with the pork loin roast and it was really good!

What do you think? 


Nicole said...


Leah @ Beyer Beware said...

Love the post. What a hunk you had!!! And you know when you don't have the pan you think you need, you just improvise. Nicely done. Thanks for linking up to Hunk of Meat Monday!

Viktoria with a K said...

Your sister raised that meat?! Cool!! It really looks delicious!

PS- I also hate when my food is all the same color! Variety is the spice of life! ;)

shopannies said...


Farmchick said...

Looks good!

Sarah said...

Thanks ladies - it was very yummy!!

Viktoria - yes, my sister did raise it - they raise pork and beef.

The Durrer Family said...

Looks great! LOL - I've got a "maybe you had to be there" one for ya (remembering your boots story!)...
The first time my husband had dinner with my family, the whole roudy bunch - 6 of us to 1 of him - crowded around the kitchen table to enjoy dinner my mom prepared. She was the last one to the table and just before she sat down, the Entire table was Showerd with shredded red cabbage! This was not the norm, and I was sure they were trying to embarrass me, when she said, like nothing happened, "Sorry... the dinner is all the same color. I needed some color." LOL Needless to say, the color thing has remained 'a thing' throughout our marriage! Love it!