Garlic & Brown Sugar Roast Pork Loin

Hello everyone–  Had our parents in for lunch last week.  They are amazing.  At 86, 88 and 90, they are still so fun to hang out with.  And it’s lovely to cook for them– they always rave over the food no matter how it comes out…

So we dug into this tasty pork loin, simply sweetened with brown sugar and spiced with garlic.  So easy. Just spread on the flavoring and roast it for less than an hour.

We ate it with roasted butternut squash, steamed broccoli and a pile of cornbread stuffing.  Just right for a good time around the table.

2 pound pork loin
salt & freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup brown sugar
5 loves garlic, minced*
1 tab. olive oil
for gravy: 1 tab. cornstarch

Trim any excess fat off of the pork loin.  Then set it into a baking dish that has been spray with cooking spray. Liberally salt & pepper the pork.

In a small bowl mix together the brown sugar, garlic and oil until is resembles a thick paste.  Spread the brown sugar mixture over the top of the pork loin to cover it from end to end.

Pop the pork into a 375 degree oven for 40 to 50 minutes, until a meat thermometer registers 150 degrees in the center of the roast.

Take it out of the oven and let it rest 5 minutes before you move it to a cutting board for slicing.

If you want gravy to sauce it up, pour the pan juices into the little sauce pan and bring to a boil.  Shake the tablespoon of cornstarch and 1/2 cup water in a container with a tight fitting lid until it is all blended.  Stir it into the boiling juices for a couple minutes until the sauce thickens.  Serve it hot with the pork loin.

33 thoughts on “Garlic & Brown Sugar Roast Pork Loin

    • Hi Marcia– our parents live close, so we get to see them a lot. Went out for a taco with my mom today for lunch. — And– loved your post on walking! Great quotes, great photos, wonderful reminder! You are amazing! xox

    • Hi Colleen! I know– I like to pick up a pork tenderloin when I see them on sale and stash it in the freezer. — fun to browse through your blog– Pinned the latest meatball recipe! thanks!

    • They are so dear Brigid– went out with my mom for a taco today for lunch… Loved the post where you showed the beautiful area where your parents lived… Sweet memories! hugs Brigid!

      • Rhonda, the older I become the more I cherish my parents! My dad will be 80 in May and despite a few diabetic issues he’s doing okay. My mom is vibrant and healthy at 73. I want to live close to them and our kids as long as it is possible. I hope you are having a great start to the week! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!<3

        • I know how you appreciate your parents Mary!! So wonderful to have them be such a big part of your life– I’ve seen the photos!! I spent the day with my mom– took her to Costco! So glad she’s close by. Hope you are not over-snowed!! It Must be almost over!! hugs hugs!

  1. This looks delicious! I’m enjoying reading through your blog. Also, what a joy that you can all dine together. My father lives with us (well, in his own apartment downstairs in a two-family house) and we love being able to have meals together as well. Happy weekend! -Deb

  2. Oh, yes please, I would like the gravy, thank you!! Seriously this looks so delicious and healthy, and I loved cooking for my folks (for the most part) for some of the same reasons! They praised almost everything. Well, there was one time Dad pushed his plate back and said, “I think we’ll go out to eat” but for the most part all went well!

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