Friday, March 20, 2009

Sunday Pork Loin

This is the way my in-laws cook pork roast on Sundays, and it always is a hit! It's moist, flavorful, and is ready when you get home for lunch. Since pork loin is on sale at Kroger this week, this meal might appear on my next menu! Note: this will not work in a gas oven!!

  • lemon pepper seasoning
  • boneless pork loin roast (3 pounds or up)
Put lemon pepper seasoning ALL over the roast--pat it in, making sure roast is thoroughly covered. Put in a roasting pan and cover.

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Place meat in and roast for 5 minutes per pound of meat. Do not open the oven door! Just turn the oven off and leave meat in for at least 2 hours. (Trust me on this!)

Figure on 1/3 pound of meat or so per person; leftovers make terrific sandwiches


Alicia said...

mmm! sounds great! I am going to try this the next time I get a pork roast! :)

Meghan said...

I definitely need to make this
you want me to turn OFF the oven?
This isn't a typo?

Betsy said...

Yep--turn OFF the oven! Believe it or not! I've eaten this a million times at my in-laws and made it quite a few myself... trust me on this! You're heating the oven so hot in the beginning, especially if it's a larger roast, that it works out. Perfect for Sunday morning :).

Bridgette Boudreaux said...

For those left-brainers out there it took me a little less than a half a cup of seasoning to get a good solid crust on my 4.45 pound of pork. I'm also cooking mine in a stoneware crock from PC and I'm going to add 10 minutes to the initial start time so that the crock is nice and fired up.

Bridgette Boudreaux said...

And the verdict is.....YUMM! I thought the pork was over spiced, but Philip thought it was perfect.