Herb-rubbed roasted pork loin with a sweet, tangy glaze.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
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Directions

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

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  • In a bowl, combine sage, salt, pepper, and garlic. Rub thoroughly all over pork. Place pork in an uncovered roasting pan on the middle oven rack.

  • Bake in the preheated oven approximately 3 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), depending upon your desired doneness.

  • Meanwhile, place sugar, cornstarch, vinegar, water, and soy sauce in a small saucepan. Heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture begins to bubble and thicken slightly. Brush roast with glaze 3 or 4 times during the last 1/2 hour of cooking. Pour remaining glaze over roast, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

472 calories; protein 45.8g 92% DV; carbohydrates 13.9g 5% DV; fat 24.6g 38% DV; cholesterol 137.8mg 46% DV; sodium 470.4mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2007
Probably one of the best pork roast I've ever made. I took a glass baking dish about the size of my roast and spead the dry ingredients in there. I added way more than called for because I like my roast to be crusted on the outside, not burned. I also added garlic salt. Then I rolled my roast in the seasonings. No need to add oil to the roast before coating. I placed the roast in one of those large black roasting pans with a cake rack on the bottom so it would not sit in it's drippings. No need to cover it with foil. I cooked mine for 2 hours & 45 minutes at 325 degrees and it did not burn. I also used a meat thermometer. Definately double the sauce. I combined all my ingredients except for the cornstarch and got it warm first. Then I had a whisk on hand when I added the cornstarch slowly so it wouldn't clump up. If your sauce gets too thick just add a little more vinegar. At 2 1/2 hours I took the roast out and drizzled about 1/2 cup of sauce over the roast. I did not brush it because I didn't want to rub off my seasonings. I put it back in the oven for another 15 minutes and it was perfect. I will use this sauce with other meals. It reminded me of the Chinese BBQ sauce on hula beef. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2011
This recipe is a good template, but has a lot more depth and flavor if you use brown sugar and balsamic vinegar. Also double the water in the sauce. With those adjustments 5 stars Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2007
Probably one of the best pork roast I've ever made. I took a glass baking dish about the size of my roast and spead the dry ingredients in there. I added way more than called for because I like my roast to be crusted on the outside, not burned. I also added garlic salt. Then I rolled my roast in the seasonings. No need to add oil to the roast before coating. I placed the roast in one of those large black roasting pans with a cake rack on the bottom so it would not sit in it's drippings. No need to cover it with foil. I cooked mine for 2 hours & 45 minutes at 325 degrees and it did not burn. I also used a meat thermometer. Definately double the sauce. I combined all my ingredients except for the cornstarch and got it warm first. Then I had a whisk on hand when I added the cornstarch slowly so it wouldn't clump up. If your sauce gets too thick just add a little more vinegar. At 2 1/2 hours I took the roast out and drizzled about 1/2 cup of sauce over the roast. I did not brush it because I didn't want to rub off my seasonings. I put it back in the oven for another 15 minutes and it was perfect. I will use this sauce with other meals. It reminded me of the Chinese BBQ sauce on hula beef. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2006
This was an amazing dish!I used balsamic vinegar, and was a bit worried since the mix of soy sauce and the balsamic looked so dark on the roast, but the flavour was outstanding. I also doubled the spices and garlic, mincing the garlic; added a bit of olive oil to make the rub stick to the roast better. I cut slits in the top of the roast and inserted more garlic slivers, and I also put a tent of foil over the roast for the first 2 hours to keep it moist. The sauce has a bit of a teriyaki taste, and no one I serve this to can seem to get enough of it! Awesome! My husband said to make sure I put the recipe in a "safe place" for repeated use! :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2007
This is an excellent recipe. I normally use a 1 ½ to 2 pound pork tenderloin but I still DOUBLE the herb rub and TRIPLE the sauce. For best results do not substitute for the sage. It makes this recipe. I also use prepared minced garlic out of a jar. Much easier and I think the garlic flavor is better. Not sure were the 3 hour cooking time comes from, but it doesn’t matter. I bake in a convection oven which goes much faster. Simply use a good meat thermometer and take it out at 150 and rest covered with foil for 15 minutes. I cut into small medallions and serve over jasmine rice. Drizzle some extra sauce over the pork and rice before serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2007
Can you rate this higher than 5 stars was the question my brother asked when I served this to his family last night. we did double the glaze and used brown sugar and balsamic vinagar as suggested. I also jazzed up the rub a bit by adding onion powder and some garlic powder to the mix as well as the fresh garlic and rubbed sage. We had a 3 lb pork loin and it took about 1 1/2 hours to cook. I use an instant read themometer and it was reading 160 at the thickest part of the roast when I took it out. Don't forget to brush your glaze on during the last bit of cooking! We made gravy from the pan drippings by adding about 1 cup water and corn starch as well as adjusting the flavor with salt and pepper. You will not be disapointed! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2007
This roast literally fell apart before the 3 hours were up!!! So tender. I used a roaster with a lid. I didn't have a rack to fit so I just cut up an onion in big chunks and placed under the roast. I didn't have soy sauce so I used teriyaki and I also used red wine vinegar instead of the white. I had to stop my husband from devouring the entire roast! **Note from my BH&G Cookbook** Pork cooked with bacon, spinach, tomatoes or onion will sometimes remain pink even when well done so use the meat thermometer to ensure doneness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2007
delicious! my roast was 2 lb. and took about 1 hr. 45 min. to cook. i used the same amount of seasoning for my small roast doubled the garlic and doubled the sauce. i also substituted brown sugar for white plus a little honey until just the sweetness i liked and some sesame seeds. the BEST addition i made was to add some sriracha (asian chili sauce) to the sauce and that seemed to balance it perfectly- sweet sour and spicy. our 2 lb. roast was gone in about 15 minutes with 2 adults and 2 kids. i will make this over and over again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2005
This was by far the best roast I have ever had! It was soooo juicy and the flavours fit perfectly! I did make some changes though just for my personal taste and for what I had onhand: - added some rosemary to the rub - used 2 tbsp. of flour instead of the 1 tbsp. of cornstarch (Betty Crocker's suggested substitution!) And I let the glaze boil a little longer so it was quite thick- I prefer a really thick glaze as opposed to a runny one! I recommend this recipe to anyone- so easy and SOOOO delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2007
i'll admit that i was skeptical at first, but it actually turned out great! even my pork-hating husband enjoyed it. a tip for using up the leftover pork & glaze: chop up the pork, throw in a can of pineapple chunks and some chopped green pepper. add the glaze when everything's warm and then serve that mixture over cooked jasmine rice-- so good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2007
I've cooked this as a roast and as tenderloin. Tenderloin is much better! I used 1lb tenderloin, kept the sauce and herb measurements the same. Changed with brown sugar and balsamic vineger. Cooked 1hr at 325. To die for! Especially over white rice!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2011
This recipe is a good template, but has a lot more depth and flavor if you use brown sugar and balsamic vinegar. Also double the water in the sauce. With those adjustments 5 stars Read More
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