Bacon Fat Rubbed Pork Loin is so simple to prepare and makes a wonderfully moist and tender pork roast perfect for entertaining or every night dinners with the family.
The rest of the ingredients are simply salt, pepper and garlic. Easy I tell you! The bacon fat helps the pork loin brown and get a crispy coating while the inside stays juicy and moist. You can slice this up and slather it with barbecue sauce but it is so flavorful that you don’t really need the sauce.
I served this with my Easy Pasta Salad, as you can see, I’m all about the easy these days! It was a wonderful meal, ready to go when the guys came rushing through the door for supper. I love pork loins because they are big enough to serve us all and plenty of leftovers for sandwiches during the week. It’s getting hot here in Oklahoma and I’m turning the oven on less and less. Things that I can cook once and make several meals out of is pretty great in my book.
So let’s get down to this recipe, I’m hungry!
- 1 5 to 6 pound pork loin
- 2 tablespoons bacon fat
- 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Rinse pork loin and pat dry with paper towels. Place in roasting pan and rub all over with bacon fat. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic.
- Bake for 2½ hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into the center reaches 150 degrees.
- Allow pork to rest 10 minutes before slicing.