Pork Loin Roast - Cooking Classy (2022)

A savory Pork Loin that’s pan seared, coated with herbs and garlic then oven baked at a lower temperature for a tender, juicy end result. And then it’s finished with a delicious, simple gravy for extra flavor.

Do you have a pork tenderloin instead of the loin? Try my tasty bakedPork Tenderloin recipe instead.

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Easy Pork Loin Roast

A simple method and recipe for pork loin that’s perfect for weekends and holidays!

Pork loin is inexpensive and easy to prepare. It has a light flavor and it adapts well to so many seasonings.

One of my favorites is with fresh herbs and garlic like we use here.

It roasts up beautifully. And personally I think finishing it with a little gravy made with the pan drippings is the only way to go. It just adds that much more flavor.

Just be sure to monitor the temperature of the roast and let rest before carving so the moisture is retained in the meat.

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Difference Between Pork Loin, Pork Tenderloin and Pork Shoulder

Pork Loin:

  • This a wider and thicker cut than a tenderloin.
  • It is cut from the pigs back.
  • You can buy it boneless or bone-in. Here we use boneless.
  • There is a fat cap covering the length of one side (which should remain during cooking to help moisten the meat).
  • The remainder of the meat is fairly lean.
  • It has a mild flavor.
  • When cooked properly it should be tender. It is best seared then cooked low and slow for most tenderness.

Pork Tenderlion:

  • One of the biggest differences is that a pork tenderloin is a smaller, thinner and more narrow.
  • This cut cooks faster and can be cooked over higher temperatures.
  • It is the muscle that runs along the backbone of a pig and is cut from the loin.
  • It’s of the most tender cut of pork and also has a mild flavor.
  • Pork tenderloin has a silverskin that should be trimmed before cooking.
  • This cut is also fairly lean so be careful not to overcook.

Pork Shoulder:

  • This is cut right from the upper portion of the shoulder of a pig.
  • It is a generally wider, larger cut, rather than longer like the other two.
  • This portion is more flavorful than the loin portions.
  • It’s well marbled with fat throughout and has a lot of connective tissue.
  • It is best cooked low and slow since it is tougher.

Note that the three cuts of pork should never be used interchangeably.

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Pork Loin Recipe Ingredients

  • Pork Loin: You can use a 3 – 4 lb loin here. 3 lbs will bake closer to the lesser time the 4 lb closer to the greater time.
  • Olive oil: You’ll need this to sear the roast and coat the garlic and herbs.
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper: Table salt or kosher salt work well. I like a fair amount of pepper with pork.
  • Thyme, rosemary and sage: Fresh are best but dried will work fine too. You can look for a package of fresh poultry herbs which should have a blend of the three herbs.
  • Garlic: Use fresh garlic for best flavor.
  • Lemon zest or orange zest: This is an optional ingredient for a little extra flavor.
  • Butter: Olive oil will work fine too. This is just used to make the roux for the gravy.
  • Flour: This helps thicken the gravy.
  • Low-sodium chicken broth:Needed for base for the gravy to add some extra flavor and moisture to the pork. Don’t sub water.
  • Heavy cream: This is completely optional. It just adds some extra creaminess to the gravy.

Scroll below for recipe with ingredient amounts and print option.

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How to Prepare and Bake Pork Loin Roast

  1. Heat oven and skillet: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Heat a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat (I like to use cast iron for nice browning).
  2. Dry exterior of roast: Dab pork loin dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Sear in oiled skillet: Heat 1 Tbsp oil in skillet and brown pork on all sides, about 2 minutes per side (8 minutes total).
  4. Place pork in roasting pan: Transfer pork to a roasting pan. Let cool a few minutes so it’s not too hot to handle.
  5. Mix seasonings and oil: Meanwhile in a small bowl stir together remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil with thyme, rosemary, sage, garlic and lemon zest.
  6. Coat roast with garlic-herb mixture: Using hands, spread mixture over roast (on all sides, note it doesn’t stick perfectly well and that’s ok if some falls from the sides, just sneak it under the roast to season it). Roast should be fat side up for baking.
  7. Insert oven thermometer: Insert an oven probe thermometer (I love this one) into center of middle area pork loin (if you don’t have one use a standard probe thermometer to test temperature occasionally).
  8. Bake until cooked through: Cook pork in preheated oven until center of mid area registers 145 degrees on thermometer, about 50 – 70 minutes.
  9. Rest before carving: Remove from oven, transfer to carving board. Tent roast with foil and let rest 10 minutes before slicing.

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How to Make the Gravy

  1. Make roux in saucepan: In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and cook 1 1/2 minutes, whisking constantly.
  2. Add broth and drippings: While whisking slowly pour in chicken broth and drippings from roasting pan (you should have a few tablespoons, scrape up browned bits). Let cook until thickened, stirring frequently.
  3. Season and add cream: Season with salt and pepper as needed. Stir heavy cream in at the end if using.
  4. Spoon gravy over slices.

Pork Loin Slow Cooker Method

  • You could also cook this in a slow cooker instead of the oven.
  • Instead of rubbing pork roast with herbs just add the browned pork, 1 cup chicken broth, herbs, garlic, zest and also 1 Tbsp lemon juice to a 6 quart slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low heat 7 to 8 hours until tender.
  • Use 1 cup broth from slow cooker to make the gravy.

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Safe Temperature for Pork Loin

  • A pork loin should be cooked to 145 degrees in the center of the loin.
  • A slightly pink color is fine with pork as long as it has been cooked to the proper temperature.

Helpful Tips

  • Don’t skip searing the pork loin for that extra added layer of flavor. It also seasons the drippings.
  • Also it’s helpful to dry first with paper towels to remove extra moisture from exterior so it browns better.
  • Test temperature with a thermometer for doneness rather than guessing or basing it off color.
  • Careful not to over-cook or it starts to dry.
  • Let rest before carving to allow juices to evenly distribute so they don’t just end up on the carving board.

What to Serve with Pork Loin

  • Corn on the cob
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Lemon Roast Potatoes
  • Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
  • Roasted Autumn Vegetables
  • Steamed or roasted green beans

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More Delicious Pork Recipes to Try

  • Baked Pork Tenderloin
  • Island Pork Tenderloin
  • Grilled Pork Chops
  • Pork Chops with Apples
  • Pulled Pork Sandwiches

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Review Recipe

Pork Loin Roast

A savory Pork Loin that's pan seared, coated with herbs and garlic then oven baked at a lower temperature for a tender, juicy end result. And then it's finished with a simple gravy for extra flavor.

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Servings: 9 - 12

Roast

  • 3 - 4 lb pork loin*
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme (or 3/4 tsp dried)
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary (or 3/4 tsp dried)
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh sage (or 3/4 tsp dried)
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic (4 cloves)
  • 1 tsp lemon zest or orange zest (optional)

Gravy

  • 2 Tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • Pan drippings from roasting pan
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream, optional
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Heat a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat (I like to use cast iron for nice browning).

  • Dab pork loin dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.

  • Heat 1 Tbsp oil in skillet and brown pork on all sides, about 2 minutes per side (8 minutes total).

  • Transfer pork to a roasting pan. Let cool a few minutes so it's not too hot to handle.

  • Meanwhile in a small bowl stir together remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil with thyme, rosemary, sage, garlic and lemon zest.

  • Using hands spread mixture over roast (on all sides, note it doesn't stick perfectly well and that's ok if some falls from the sides, just sneak it under the roast to season it). Roast should be fat side up for baking.

  • Insert an oven probe thermometer into center of middle area of pork loin (if you don't have one use a standard probe thermometer to test temperature occasionally).

  • Bake pork in preheated oven until center registers 145 degrees on thermometer, about 50 - 70 minutes.

  • Remove from oven, transfer to carving board. Tent roast with foil and let rest 10 minutes. Meanwhile prepare gravy.

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For the gravy

  • In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and cook 1 1/2 minutes, whisking constantly.

  • While whisking slowly pour in chicken broth and drippings from roasting pan (you should have a few tablespoons, scrape up browned bits). Let cook until thickened, stirring frequently.

  • Season with salt and pepper as needed. Stir heavy cream in at the end if using.

  • Slice roast to desired thickness (I like to slice somewhat thin). Serve with gravy atop slices.

  • *Pork loin shouldn't be any longer than about 11-inches or you won't fit it in the skillet. If needed trim of an end and freeze for a pork chop later.
  • *Optionally you can tie pork loin with kitchen twine about every 1-inch through the length. This is completely optional and just helps it hold it's round shape a little better.

Nutrition Facts

Pork Loin Roast

Amount Per Serving

Calories 273Calories from Fat 117

% Daily Value*

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Fat 13g20%

Saturated Fat 5g31%

Cholesterol 107mg36%

Sodium 154mg7%

Potassium 602mg17%

Carbohydrates 3g1%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 35g70%

Vitamin A 212IU4%

Vitamin C 2mg2%

Calcium 22mg2%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

FAQs

What temperature should pork loin roast be cooked at? ›

A good rule of thumb is to cook pork loin 25 minutes per pound at 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). The internal temperature should be at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), so use a thermometer to know when it's done. You'll want to let your pork loin rest at least three minutes before serving.

Should I sear pork loin before baking? ›

Before roasting, we always sear the pork on all sides first. After seasoning, throw it into a hot pan — we love our cast iron skillet for this. Sear all sides until they are golden brown. It's okay if the pork is still raw in the middle.

How long do you cook pork tenderloin in the oven at 350? ›

Put the pork tenderloin in a baking dish that fits it easily without needing to bend it at all. Put it uncovered into an oven that has been preheated to 350°F. Bake for 20-27 minutes, until the internal temperature on an instant read thermometer is at 145°F, or 25-35 minutes if you like your pork to 160F.

How do you cook a pork tenderloin in the oven without searing? ›

Brush the pork tenderloin with additional marinade, then bake in a preheated oven at 425°F for about 15-20 minutes, until the pork reaches a temperature of 145°F, then remove it from the oven. Cooking the pork tenderloin at the high temperature of 425 degrees F helps it cook quickly and prevents it from drying out.

How do you keep pork loin from drying out? ›

Place your pork loin fat side up in your roasting pan. By having the fat on top, you're allowing the fat layer to baste the roast as it cooks. This is the step that keeps the pork from becoming dry and tough!

Do you cover a pork roast in the oven? ›

TIPS FOR A PERFECT PORK ROAST

For a crisp surface on your roast, be sure the oven is fully preheated before putting the roast in and don't cover the meat while roasting. Searing (quickly browning at high heat) the outside of a pork roast before continuing with cooking is a great way to seal in flavor.

Should I add liquid to pork roast? ›

Adding liquid to the slow cooker helps to keep the pork roast moist. And? After the pork roast has cooked in the slow cooker all the delicious meat juice and vegetable juice drip into the bottom of the slow cooker. This creates the gravy you will use to serve with the slow cooker pork roast!

Do you wrap pork loin in foil when baking? ›

Since pork loin is a larger cut of meat, it will need a longer cook time in the oven. I would still wrap it in foil to prevent the outside from getting too brown and it would need to cook in the oven for 60-75 minutes at 400 degrees F until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F.

Why is my pork loin tough? ›

Because pork chops are such a lean cut, they are relatively quick-cooking and prone to overcooking. When they're cooked for even a few minutes too long, whether it's in the oven or on the stovetop or grill, they're quick to dry out, and — you guessed it — become tough, chewy, and less than appealing.

Should you cover pork tenderloin in the oven? ›

Do you cover the pork while baking it? Initially, you don't. You should place it in the hot oven and roast until an instant-read thermometer registers 145 degrees F (medium), 20-30 minutes. If roasting for longer than 20 minutes, cover the pork loosely with foil to prevent the top from burning.

How long does it take to cook a 7 lb pork roast at 350 degrees? ›

The best Rule that you should memorize is to cook pork for 40 minutes to 1 hour for every pound at 350°F (175°C), So You need to cook Pork For 40-60 min for 350°F and check the internal temperature to avoid overcook as I said before start checking after 20 min from start cooking.

How long does it take to cook a 2 lb pork roast? ›

How long do I cook a pork roast? After the first 15 minutes of browning the roast, a very rough estimate is to keep cooking it for approximately 25 minutes per pound.

Should I Brown a pork roast before roasting? ›

The goal of any pork loin roast should be two-fold: a crisp crust and a rosy, juicy interior. Skipping a pan sear before roasting all but guarantees you'll miss out on the former.

Should pork tenderloin be cooked fast or slow? ›

Cook it fast and hot — but keep an eye on temperature

The size and structure of a tenderloin make it perfect for cooking quickly on high heat. You want to be able to brown the outside while still keeping it a little pink on the inside.

What temperature do you cook pork at in the oven? ›

Pork Roast in the Oven:

Pre-heat oven to 325F (163C). Bake pork roast in the oven UNCOVERED for approximately 25-30 MINUTES *PER POUND*.

What seasonings go good with pork? ›

Some of my favorite herbs, spices, and seasonings to use as a pork chop seasoning are cumin, garlic, paprika, and chili powder. Some others that go well with pork are sage, rosemary, cayenne, thyme, and coriander. Brown sugar and clove are a great way to add in some sweetness.

How do you cook pork so it's tender? ›

How to Make Tender Pork Chops
  1. Opt for Thick-Cut Bone-In Pork Chops. Thin-cut pork chops won't sear properly in the time it takes to cook them through. ...
  2. Skip the Brine, but Season Liberally. ...
  3. Let the Pork Chops Rest. ...
  4. Sear Pork Chops Over Medium-High Heat. ...
  5. Baste the Pork Chops. ...
  6. Let the Pork Chops Rest, Again. ...
  7. Serve.
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How long do you slow cook a pork roast in the oven? ›

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. If necessary, trim fat from top of pork, leaving a 1/8-inch thick layer of fat. Spread Roasted Garlic Rub all over pork and inside any cavities, concentrating on boned side. Put pork, fat side up, in a roasting pan and roast in middle of oven 6 to 8 hours.

Do you put water at the bottom of a roasting pan? ›

"Often consumers will inquire about adding water to the bottom of their roasting pans. We do not recommend adding water to the bottom of the pan. Cooking a turkey with steam is a moist heat-cook method and is acceptable, sure, but is not the preferred method for cooking your turkey."

Does pork get softer the longer you cook it? ›

The rule is: if the meat has more connective tissue then this needs more cooking to break it down and become tender. Collagen (connective tissue) is found in weight-bearing and well-used muscles and is what makes some cuts tough.

How long do you cook a pork roast at 250 degrees? ›

To cook pork roast uncovered in the oven at 250 F, first preheat your oven and then pat your roast dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Use a roasting pan with a rack and cook in your oven until your roast reaches an internal temperature of 145 F, about 7 to 8 hours.

What kind of liquid do you put in a pork roast? ›

Tips on Adding Liquid to Pork Roast

When juices begin to seep into the baking pan, add water, white wine, brandy, rum or vegetable broth to these juices. This forms the basis of the liquid used to baste your pork roast and keep it from drying. Later, use this liquid to create delicious, flavorful pork gravy.

Can you slow cook pork without liquid? ›

So no, you need not add any water when cooking with a crockpot, at least when you're cooking something with enough moisture of its own to cook in, which I suspect would be all meats and vegetables, as long as the lid works.

Why is my pork roast dry? ›

“Unlike other pork, it doesn't have much connective tissue or covering fat, which is why it often ends up dry.” In other words, this stuff is infuriatingly easy to overcook.

What temperature do you wrap a pork loin in foil? ›

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Preheat your oven to 350F and position the rack in the middle of the oven.
  2. Prepare the pan and foil. ...
  3. Season the Meat. ...
  4. Tightly wrap the Pork Tenderloin in foil. ...
  5. Bake the Pork Tenderloin. ...
  6. Slice and serve.
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Should you wrap a pork loin? ›

We recommend smoking a pork loin without wrapping it in foil. The foil can prevent the smoke flavor from penetrating the meat, which is what gives the loin so much flavor. The pork loin is a lean cut, though, so wrapping it can prevent it from drying out over extended periods of time in a smoker.

What temp should I wrap pork loin? ›

Smoking a 10 Pound Pork Loin

I will smoke it at 225˚ until internal temp reaches 145˚ or 150˚ then will wrap in foil and smoke until 160-165 degrees. This process will take about 5 and a half hours. Wrapping in foil will bring the juices out.

How do you not overcook pork loin? ›

Place your pan in the oven and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes. This short cooking time is best for keeping the tenderloin moist — longer cooking times can dry out and toughen a tenderloin, White says. You'll know your pork tenderloin is done when your meat thermometer shows an internal temperature of 140 to 145 F.

How do I know when pork loin is done? ›

The safe internal pork cooking temperature for fresh cuts is 145° F. To check doneness properly, use a digital cooking thermometer. Fresh cut muscle meats such as pork chops, pork roasts, pork loin, and tenderloin should measure 145° F, ensuring the maximum amount of flavor.

What is a good meat tenderizer for pork? ›

You can also use a meat tenderizer or any acidic fruit juices like lime, lemon, or pineapple juice. The acid penetrates the meat and breaks down the protein which tenderizes the pork chops.

Can pork tenderloin be a little pink? ›

USDA Updated Guidelines in 2011

A pork loin cooked to 145 F might look a little bit pink in the middle, but that's perfectly all right. In fact, it's great. Some intrepid souls, in search of ever more tenderness and juiciness, might even dare for 135 F to 140 F.

How do you keep pork tenderloin warm and moist? ›

Set your slow cooker to its warm setting. If it doesn't have this, then set it to low. Place your leftover pork in the slow cooker, and cover in ½ cup of water and ½ cup of gravy, and then put the lid on top. This will help keep the tenderloin moist as it reheats.

Can pork be slightly pink? ›

A Little Pink Is OK: USDA Revises Cooking Temperature For Pork : The Two-Way The U.S. Department of Agriculture lowered the recommended cooking temperature of pork to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. That, it says, may leave some pork looking pink, but the meat is still safe to eat.

How many hours per pound do you cook a pork roast? ›

The rule of thumb for pork roasts is to cook them 25 minutes per pound of meat at 350 degrees F. Use a thermometer to read the roast's internal temperature.

How long do you cook a pork loin by weight? ›

Preheat your oven to 200°C/gas mark 6, then weigh the meat to work out the cooking time; as a guide, allow 30 minutes per 450g in weight, plus another 15 minutes, or until cooked through (when there is no pink meat and the juices run clear).

What is pork loin vs tenderloin? ›

A pork tenderloin is a long, narrow, boneless cut of meat that comes from the muscle that runs along the backbone. A pork loin is wider and flatter, and can be a boneless or bone-in cut of meat. Pork loin comes from the back of the animal.

How do you tenderize pork loin? ›

To tenderize pork before cooking it, try breaking up the tough muscle by hitting it with a meat mallet evenly across the surface of the meat. Then, if you want your pork to be extra tender, you can marinate it in a tenderizing marinade made with acids, like citrus juices, vinegar, or wine.

How long does it take to cook a 2 lb pork roast at 300 degrees? ›

Aim for about 180°F internal temperature. That will be about 40 minutes per pound at 300°F. Tip: Use an instant read thermometer to check it after 25 minutes per pound and then again every 5 minutes per pound after that.

How long do you cook pork at 350? ›

Cooking pork chops at 350 F will take 20 to 40 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chops, whether they are boneless or not, and whether they are covered with foil or not. What is this? If you cook 1-inch thick boneless pork chops at 350 F, they will take between 25 minutes and 30 minutes to cook through.

How do you brown a pork loin roast? ›

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Heat a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat (I like to use cast iron for nice browning). Dab pork loin dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in skillet and brown pork on all sides, about 2 minutes per side (8 minutes total).

How do you sear a pork roast? ›

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How long does a roast pork take to cook? ›

How to cook a pork roast
Cut of porkCooking time
Leg of pork with rind (over 3kg)15 minutes per 500g
Rolled loin of pork with rind45 minutes per 1kg
Pork rack with rind45 minutes per 1kg
Pork scotch fillet without rind40 minutes per 1kg
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How long does it take to cook a pork tenderloin at 375? ›

Preheat oven to 375° and place tenderloin in the middle of a baking dish. Rub vegetables with olive oil and season with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Scatter them around pork in the baking dish. Roast 30 to 45 minutes (or until a thermometer inserted in tenderloin registers 155°).

How do you tenderize pork tenderloin after cooking? ›

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How long does it take to cook pork tenderloin at 400? ›

Bake pork tenderloin in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 20-25 minutes. The exact cooking time will depend on the size of the tenderloins and how long you seared them. For the best results, use an instant-read thermometer and remove the pork from the oven when it reaches 145 degrees.

What temperature should a pork loin roast be? ›

Cook pork loin roast to an internal cooking temperature of 145 – 160° F, followed by a 3-min rest. The pork loin roast comes from the area of the pig between the shoulder and the beginning of the leg.

How long do you cook pork tenderloin in the oven at 350? ›

Put the pork tenderloin in a baking dish that fits it easily without needing to bend it at all. Put it uncovered into an oven that has been preheated to 350°F. Bake for 20-27 minutes, until the internal temperature on an instant read thermometer is at 145°F, or 25-35 minutes if you like your pork to 160F.

How long do you cook pork at 400? ›

For boneless center-cut pork chops, preheat oven to 400°F and bake for 25 minutes. For bone-in pork chops that are about 1-inch thick, preheat the oven to 475°F. Roast, turning the pork chops once, until the chops are just cooked through, about 25 minutes.

Is pork done at 170 degrees? ›

New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000: 540. "Pork is considered done when it reaches an average interior temperature of 75.9°C (170°F)."

Is it safe to eat pork at 145? ›

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has determined that it is just as safe to cook pork to 145°F with a 3-minute rest time as it is to cook it to 160°F with no rest time, the agency said.

How long does it take to cook a pork roast at 375? ›

usually, we cook pork for about 40-60 minutes at 375°F The important thing that you should know is the internal temperature of the pork should be between 140°F and 170°F So in this case if you want perfectly cooked pork you need to check the temperature with an instant-read thermometer to prevent overcooking.

How long should I cook a 2 lb pork roast? ›

It takes a 2-pound pork loin roast about 40 to 60 minutes to cook to a safe internal temperature. A whole pork tenderloin, which is slightly leaner, might be done more quickly. The pork is safe to eat when it reaches an internal temp of 145 degrees.

Is pork loin done at 150? ›

It's important not to overcook pork because it can become tough and dry. When cooking, it's best to use a food thermometer to test for doneness. Most pork cuts should be cooked to an internal temperature of 150 degrees, where the meat is slightly pink on the inside.

At what temperature does pork fall off the bone? ›

195 degrees is an acceptable temperature for pulled pork. That said, we would recommend waiting until the thermometer reads 202 degrees. The extra time will make your shredding duties go much more smoothly, and the meat will retain its moisture and rich texture.

Can you eat pork loin at 140 degrees? ›

Aidells calls medium (140 to 145°F) the ideal range for lean pork tenderloin, loin cuts and leg roasts. The end result promises to be tender, juicy and most important – safe to eat.

Is pork OK to be a little pink? ›

A Little Pink Is OK: USDA Revises Cooking Temperature For Pork : The Two-Way The U.S. Department of Agriculture lowered the recommended cooking temperature of pork to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. That, it says, may leave some pork looking pink, but the meat is still safe to eat.

Is pork loin done at 160 degrees? ›

The National Pork Board follows the guidance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The National Pork Board recommends cooking pork chops, roasts, and tenderloin to an internal temperature between 145° F. (medium rare) and 160° F. (medium), followed by a 3 minute rest.

Can you eat pork loin medium-rare? ›

So how rare can we cook pork? Pork can now be safely eaten when served medium rare, or 'pink'. This is achieved when an internal cooking thermometer reaches 145 °F in the thickest part, and then the meat is left to rest for 3 minutes after cooking.

What spices pair well with pork? ›

Some of my favorite herbs, spices, and seasonings to use as a pork chop seasoning are cumin, garlic, paprika, and chili powder. Some others that go well with pork are sage, rosemary, cayenne, thyme, and coriander. Brown sugar and clove are a great way to add in some sweetness.

Do you cover pork with foil when roasting? ›

Baking Your Pork Roast

The first way is to cover the pork roast with aluminum foil or your baking pan cover. Depending on your oven temperature, covering pork roast helps preserve its juicy flavors and also reduces shrinkage.

What is the difference between pork loin and pork loin roast? ›

Pork loin describes a cut of meat, while pork roast is all about the size. You can buy several different types of pork loin roasts, all of which provide protein, B vitamins and zinc.

How long does it take to cook a 2 lb pork roast at 300 degrees? ›

Aim for about 180°F internal temperature. That will be about 40 minutes per pound at 300°F. Tip: Use an instant read thermometer to check it after 25 minutes per pound and then again every 5 minutes per pound after that.

How long do you slow cook a pork roast in the oven? ›

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. If necessary, trim fat from top of pork, leaving a 1/8-inch thick layer of fat. Spread Roasted Garlic Rub all over pork and inside any cavities, concentrating on boned side. Put pork, fat side up, in a roasting pan and roast in middle of oven 6 to 8 hours.

How do you tenderize pork loin? ›

To tenderize pork before cooking it, try breaking up the tough muscle by hitting it with a meat mallet evenly across the surface of the meat. Then, if you want your pork to be extra tender, you can marinate it in a tenderizing marinade made with acids, like citrus juices, vinegar, or wine.

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