Pork Loin Roast

This recipe is not new, but a family favorite.  I got it from my mom several years ago, but I do not know the original source.  It is ridiculously easy for how delicious it is.

All you need:

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 T butter
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (4-5 lbs)

Saute the onions in butter then stir in the garlic and spices.  We usually have a jar of minced garlic on hand, so that is what I use.  I also add some of the liquid from the jar and a little bit of water if needed to help the mixture combine.  Place the pork loin in the baking pan and spread the onion mixture evenly over the top.  The original recipe says to lay it fat side up, but my mom’s tip is to put the fat side on the bottom, so that anyone who wants to cut the fat off before they eat is not also cutting off the yummy crust.  Bake uncovered at 325°F for 2-3 hours or until meat temp reaches 160°-170°F.  Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.  This also freezes well.

That’s it.  Boom.  You’re done.  Here are a couple of pictures along the way:

Yes, that is my Darth Vader spatula.  After having Governor Tarkin aboard his ship, the “foul stench” of onions and garlic should be a picnic!

Spread the onion mixture evenly across the top of the roast.

My husband h-a-t-e-s onions and he loves this roast.  The kids like it, but they still avoid eating the onion mixture if they can.  We will eat part of this for dinner and freeze the rest for another time.

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