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.