What Is a Simple Pork Loin Recipe?


Taste of Home offers a simple pork loin recipe, called applesauce pork loin. To make this recipe, sprinkle a 3-pound boneless pork loin roast with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Brown the roast on all sides in a large skillet with 2 tablespoons vegetable oil; place the roast on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.

Mix together 1 cup applesauce, 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard and 1 tablespoon honey. Spread the mixture over the roast and top with 3 fresh rosemary sprigs. Bake it, uncovered, at 350 F for 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until the internal temperature measures 145 F. Let the roast stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Another simple pork loin recipe is Food Network’s honey Dijon mustard pork loin. For this recipe, preheat the oven to 350 F. Season a 3- to 4-pound boneless pork loin with salt and freshly cracked black pepper. In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar, 3/4 cup Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley, 1 tablespoon freshly chopped chives and 1 tablespoon freshly chopped tarragon, and set the mixture aside.

Heat 3 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large ovenproof sauté pan over medium-high heat. Sear the pork loin on all sides; brush with mustard sauce. Roast the pork loin in the oven for about 20 minutes or until its internal temperature reads 145 degrees F. Remove from the oven, and let it rest for 15 minutes before slicing.