4-Ingredient Pork Loin Roast
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 20 mins
Marinating Time
12 hrs
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins

You only need 4 ingredients and about 5 minutes of prep for this easy, tender, and juicy Pork Loin Roast!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: boneless pork loin, pork loin, roasted pork loin
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 257 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 3-4 lb. boneless pork loin
  • 5 cups apple cider
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 5 sprigs fresh rosemary plus additional for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For serving: barbecue sauce
  1. Marinate pork loin in apple cider, garlic, and rosemary for at least 12 hours (or up to 3 days).
  2. Remove pork loin from marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Season liberally with salt and pepper.
  3. Discard marinade.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  5. Heat about 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a 10- to 12-inch cast iron skillet or stainless steel skillet over medium-high heat until the oil is shimmering. Sear the pork on four sides (about 4-6 minutes per side), just until a nice golden-brown color develops and the meat releases easily from the pan. You don’t need to cook the meat all of the way through, since it will finish in the oven.
  6. Transfer the pork to the oven and roast for 45-60 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the pork reads 145°F. Exact cooking time will vary depending on the size of your pork.
  7. Cover loosely with foil and allow the meat to rest for about 15-20 minutes.

  8. While the pork rests, warm your favorite barbecue sauce in a small saucepan over low heat.
  9. Slice the pork loin thinly, drizzle with sauce, and garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.
Recipe Notes

Serving Suggestion: for a classic Virginia-style meal, try serving the pork like The Boar's Head does -- over grits, drizzled with homemade barbecue sauce, and accompanied by fried apples and sautéed fresh green beans!

Nutrition Facts
4-Ingredient Pork Loin Roast
Amount Per Serving (1 /8 of the pork)
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 83mg4%
Potassium 640mg18%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.