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Herb and Garlic Boneless Pork Roast

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Try this easy Herb and Garlic Boneless Pork Roast! This roast pork recipe is simple enough for busy weekdays and special enough for family dinners or holidays.

The fresh herbs and garlic add so much flavor to the meat of the pork as it roasts. The real trick is making sure to cook the pork to the correct temperature.

An over-cooked pork roast will be tough. A pork roast cooked to the perfect temperature will be tender and juicy. It all depends on the cut of pork you choose as to the proper cooking method.

For this recipe, I’m using a boneless pork loin roast. The proper internal and safe temperature should read between 145-160°F for a boneless pork roast.

Southerners have relied heavily on pork being a meal staple for generations. After all, it’s the main attraction at our barbecues.

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of a visit from my Daddy. He spent a few hours sharing some of our family history and taking me about ten minutes from where I live to show me the areas where he grew up.

My father was born in a rural agricultural mountainous region. Back in those days you planted your own vegetables and harvested your own meats.

One story in particular I thought was rather frightening. During the time he grew up there were still plenty of cougars roaming the mountains here in South Carolina. On the days that an animal was to be harvested, those mountain lions would come down and lurk in the woods behind them screaming their eerie cry.

Roast Pork with Garlic and fresh herbs

Herb and Garlic Boneless Pork Roast

When I tell y’all how easy it is to prepare this roast, you’re gonna be saying “Really, Julia, that’s it?”. I promise it is so simple and those are my favorite kind of recipes.

Here’s what you’ll need: a boneless pork loin roast, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, fresh rosemary, fresh thyme, fresh garlic, a meat thermometer and some chicken stock or water. Find the full printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

Seriously, invest in a trusted meat thermometer. They’re readily available in the twenty dollar range and a valuable kitchen tool, particularly for meats such as prime rib, a pork roast or your holiday turkey.

Boneless Pork Loin Roast

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C). Finely chop the fresh rosemary and thyme and peel and mince your garlic.

fresh herbs and garlic on a cutting board

Step 2: Next, rub your pork roast on all sides with olive oil then season with kosher salt, ground black pepper and garlic powder to taste. Notice that mess I made with the pepper on my work table?  😳

Step 3: Place the pork roast in a casserole dish, if you haven’t already done so, and apply the fresh minced garlic and freshly chopped herbs. Next, add some chicken stock or water to the bottom of the casserole dish. I prefer to use the stock for an extra flavor boost in case you decide to make a pan gravy later on. Loosely cover the roast with aluminum foil and place into the oven and bake for 1 hour. Remove the post roast from the oven and remove the foil. Return to the oven and bake and additional 15-20 minutes or until the meat thermometer reads between 145-160°F.

Pork Loin Roast coated with fresh garlic and herbs

My roasted pork registered 150°F. Allow the meat to rest for 10 minutes before carving.

White platter with sliced pork loin roast crusted with herbs and garlic

Pork Roast with pan gravy

At the last minute, I decided to make a simple gravy using the cooking juices.

Herb and Garlic Boneless Pork Roast

Print Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 lb Boneless Pork Loin Roast
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt, according to taste
  • Ground Black Pepper, according to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Freshly Chopped Rosemary
  • 1 tsp Freshly Chopped Thyme
  • 1 Clove of Garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 c Chicken Stock or Water (stock recommended)

Instructions

1

Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C)

2

Prepare the other ingredients by finely chopping the fresh rosemary and thyme and peel and mince your garlic.

3

Next rub all of the edges of the pork roast with olive oil.

4

Season liberally with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

5

Place the pork roast in a casserole dish.

6

Next, add the chopped herbs and garlic to the top of the pork roast and add the chicken stock to the bottom of the casserole dish.

7

Cover the roast with foil. Slightly tent the foil so it is not resting on top of the roast.

8

Bake for 1 hour then remove the foil and bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads between 145-160 degrees Fahrenheit.

9

Allow the meat to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Also see this recipe at: Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday

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Roast pork with garlic and herbs

Herb and Garlic Crusted Pork Roast

Boneless Pork Roast Recipe

Other Pork Recipes that you may enjoy: Pork Cordon Bleu, Pork Tenders, Stuffed Pork Chops, Pork Medallions with Gravy, and Pan Fried Pork Chops

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Carlee
    July 26, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    I love a good pork roast and luckily I don’t have to beat the cougars to it! 😉 This looks like a delicious dinner to me!

    • Reply
      Julia Jordan
      July 26, 2018 at 8:19 pm

      Haha, I’d have to let the cats have it if it came to that, LOL! Thank you so much 🙂

  • Reply
    Julie @ Back To My Southern Roots
    July 29, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious! Oh yum, yum, yum!

  • Reply
    Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck
    August 3, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Sunday dinner? Monday dinner? Heck, I don’t think it matters which day…I just know I want this for dinner!!!

  • Reply
    Miz Helen
    August 6, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday! Thanks so much for sharing it with us and have a great week.
    Miz Helen

  • Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    August 26, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Oh my that roast is cooked so perfectly!! Thank you so much for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!

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