Perfect Herb-Roasted Pork Loin with Tangy Glaze


Topped with an herby, glazed crust, this pork is tender, juicy, and bursting with flavor. It's as impressive as a more expensive cut of beef, but easier on the wallet. Try this the next time you're planning a fancy dinner at home. Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans.

sliced pork loin on a white platter with fresh herbs
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
12 servings


  • cooking spray

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon dried sage

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (5 pound) pork loin

  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.

  2. Combine garlic, sage, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and mix well. Rub mixture over all surfaces of the pork. Place pork on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Roast in the preheated oven until browned on top, 20 to 25 minutes.

  4. While the pork is cooking, whisk together vinegar, water, soy sauce, brown sugar, mustard, and cornstarch in a small bowl.

  5. When pork is browned on top, remove from the oven and reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  6. Lightly coat the top of the pork with 1/2 of the glaze mixture. Return to the oven and cook until the internal temperature reaches 145 to 150 degrees F (63 to 65 degrees C), about 45 minutes. Pour the remaining glaze over the pork during the last 5 to 10 minutes of cooking.

  7. Remove from the oven and lightly tent with foil. Allow to rest for 10 to 15 minutes.

  8. Slice pork and serve with pan drippings and juices.

Cook's Notes:

If your pork loin is larger than 5 or 6 pounds, trim off the ends and slice them into boneless pork chops. Pork freezes well, so it works great for budget-friendly cooking down the road.

You can use whole grain mustard instead of Dijon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

392 Calories
24g Fat
4g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 392
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 757mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 38g
Potassium 694mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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