Rating: 4.39 stars
59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

A spicy, tasty and extremely moist boneless pork roast. This recipe uses a dry rub combination that you rub on the meat before you roast it. The rub includes dill seed, fennel seed, oregano, lemon pepper, garlic and onion powder.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • In a small bowl, combine the dill seed, fennel seed, oregano, lemon pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Mix well and apply to the roast. Place roast in a 10x15 inch roasting pan.

  • Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until internal pork temperature reaches 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

399 calories; protein 40.7g; carbohydrates 1.8g; fat 24.4g; cholesterol 130.1mg; sodium 174.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (44)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2003
This is one of the best Porketta recipes to date! Easy to make! Toss it in the slow cooker with potatoes and carrots and you'll have a dinner everyone will enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2019
The first time I made this recipe I would have given it 3 stars. The flavor did not infuse the meat as I would have liked. I made it again with a few modifications and it was WONDERFUL! First I salted the roast before applying the rub. Second I ground the fennel and dill. Third I added 1 tsp. of paprika because all the pre-made porketta roasts in the meat section have it. Also I put it in the slow cooker for 10 hours on low turning once half-way through. Before serving I cut the meat and let it soak in the juices for about 5 minutes. MMMM. I think the leftovers will be shredded and used in sandwiches. Read More
(109)
59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2003
This is one of the best Porketta recipes to date! Easy to make! Toss it in the slow cooker with potatoes and carrots and you'll have a dinner everyone will enjoy! Read More
(119)
Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2019
The first time I made this recipe I would have given it 3 stars. The flavor did not infuse the meat as I would have liked. I made it again with a few modifications and it was WONDERFUL! First I salted the roast before applying the rub. Second I ground the fennel and dill. Third I added 1 tsp. of paprika because all the pre-made porketta roasts in the meat section have it. Also I put it in the slow cooker for 10 hours on low turning once half-way through. Before serving I cut the meat and let it soak in the juices for about 5 minutes. MMMM. I think the leftovers will be shredded and used in sandwiches. Read More
(109)
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2006
Yum! Thanks for the recipe - My sister's in-laws are Italian and this is their traditional Christmas Day dinner, but they usually order the seasoned roast from a local deli. They use rosemary instead of the dill, though. We always roast potatoes in the pan so they get all crisp and seasoned by the spices and drippings - Delicious! Read More
(65)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2008
My husband has been wanting to make porketta and after reviewing several recipes this is the one we tried. It was excellent! I got a boneless pork loin roast which he butterflied and pounded a bit. To the herbs he added a bit of olive oil to make a paste then rubbed it on the meat. Then rolled it and tied it and did it on the grill. It was really good... so much better than the premade porkettas we've had. I'm not wild about dill because it can overpower other flavors but it worked well with the other herbs. Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
Tastes really good but the seasonings should really be ground up. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2005
The seasonings in this were incredibly delicious. Taking the advice of others I did grind all the spices together. I used the seasoning rub on a boneless loin of pork. Will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2005
I loved the seasonings. The only thing I did different was I sliced the pork so it would lay flat and sprinkled the spices across the meat and then rolled and tied it. I was looking for a good porketta recipe and this is it...thanks Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2003
My husband is a very picky eater and really loved ths recipe! All the spices just make it so tasty! I got a 10/10 for this! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2004
Very good! I mixed the herbs with a little oil then rubbed on roast. Helped them stick better. Read More
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