Simple, Mouthwatering Orange & Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Loin Roast: Only 3 Ingredients!
Are You Ready for a Deliciously Glazed Pork Loin Ribeye Roast?
A pork loin roast is definitely a delicious cut of meat, and it would be a shame to utterly destroy its natural flavors with a wide variety of strong seasonings. Instead, a simple glaze will provide lots of complementary flavor without hiding the delicious aromas of the meat itself. The humble, sweet character of the brown sugar combines perfectly with the light citrus flavor that the orange puts forth to bring out the best in the meat- while also satisfying that sweet tooth you might be having. It will take at least 1 hour for the meat to cook, but it does not require much tending during the cooking process. This makes it a very easy main course, while leaving you with plenty of time for the sides! Give this recipe a shot if nothing else- and report back with your own opinion regarding this simple three ingredient meal!
- 2-4 lb Pork Loin Ribeye Roast
- 3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
- 1 Large Orange, juiced
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
- Ensure that the roast is completely thawed, if previously frozen. Wash and prepare meat, then place in a glass baking dish. Make slits in the top of the roast so that your glaze can penetrate the meat. This is best done in a diamond shape, with roughly half inch spacing between the parallel cuts.
- Measure out and pour the brown sugar into a mixing bowl. Pour the juice of the large orange over the sugar, and stir until it is well combined.
- Using a basting brush, glaze the roast thoroughly. Ensure that it seeps into the cuts that you have made. Don't use all of the glaze at this point; use about half. Place the roast in the oven, cooking approximately 20 minutes per pound of meat.
- The internal temperature of the roast needs to reach 145 degrees. Once the roast is approximately 15 minutes from done, you will need to remove it from the oven and glaze it a second time. Use up the rest of your glaze, again thoroughly glazing every inch of the roast. Place it back into the oven to finish cooking.
- Allow the roast to rest for 5 minutes after removing it from the oven. Garnish the roast with orange slices, carve it, and serve to your family for a delicious dinner that everyone is sure to enjoy!