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Easy Glazed Brown Sugar and Dijon Pork Loin

Easy Glazed Brown Sugar and Dijon Pork Loin. With only 4 ingredients, it’s barely a recipe at all but produces a succulent, juicy, deliciously sweet & savoury glazed, perfectly roasted dijon pork centre loin.

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Easy Glazed Brown Sugar and Dijon Pork Loin

This is a very, very simple recipe for a beautifully glazed Dijon pork loin roast. We had this one last night with some country cranberry stuffing, stir fried vegetables and roasted garlic potatoes.

This recipe is always consistently in the TOP TEN recipes on Rock Recipes and has many, many rave reviews. I always say that with only 4 ingredients, this is barely a recipe at all.

Dijon mustard in a white bowl

This is a smoother dijon mustard which is perfectly fine to use, but I’ve used whole grain dijon in the photos.

Nonetheless, it produces a succulent, juicy, perfectly roasted centre loin pork roast. The glaze practically makes itself simply by brushing in Dijon mustard and then sticking a coating of brown sugar on top of that.

The result is a beautifully sweet and savoury glaze that everyone who tries, absolutely loves.

Brown sugar in metal spoon on bright, marble background

I used dark brown sugar in this recipe, but you can use a lighter type as well. In my experience the darker the sugar, the deeper the flavour.

I use this method all the time for baked ham but decided to try it with a pork loin roast and it was succulent and delicious. Well worth trying.

Easy Glazed Brown Sugar and Dijon Pork Loin wide shot

Easy Glazed Brown Sugar and Dijon Pork Loin

I have not specified a cooking time here because roasting time will depend on the size of the roast you are cooking.

In general, 20 minutes per pound is a good guideline, however,  always use a meat thermometer to check that pork is properly cooked.

 

tock photo of uncooked Centre Loin Pork Roast

Centre Loin Pork Roast, well trimmed.

Temperature notes for Brown Sugar & Dijon Pork.

This roast was cooked to 160 degrees which is about right for well done. The US Dept of Agriculture revised the safe cooking temperature of pork loin to 145 degrees several years ago.

At that temperature the meat will still be a little pink which is perfectly fine but many people will not prefer it pink.

The close-up photo above shows it perfectly cooked and still juicy at an internal cooked temperature of 160 degrees F.

Originally published January 2013.

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Yield: 8 Servings

Easy Brown Sugar and Dijon Glazed Pork Loin

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Easy Brown Sugar and Dijon Glazed Pork Loin. Only 4 simple ingredients is all it takes to make this uncommonly delicious, juicy pork roast with a sweet and savoury glaze that everyone loves.

Ingredients

  • 4 lb centre loin pork roast
  • 4 tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to season

Instructions

  1. Trim the fat from the roast, leaving only a quarter inch of fat on top at the most.
  2. Season the pork loin with salt and pepper and open roast the pork on a rack in a 425 degree F oven for 1/2 hour.
  3. Brush the entire surface of the roast with a large grain dijon mustard, then press brown sugar into the mustard, all over the roast.
  4. Return the roast to the oven, reduce the heat to 375 degrees F. Continue to roast until the internal temperature of the roast hits between 145 to 160 degrees F on a meat thermometer.
  5. Baste the roast in the drippings/sauce several times during the cooking time.
  6. Let the roast rest for 10 minutes before carving and serving.
  7. Find a great idea for leftovers just below the recipe.

Notes

Cooking time will vary depending upon the size of the roast. Always use a meat thermometer to check that pork is properly cooked. NOTE: This roast was cooked to 160 degrees which is about right for well done. The US Dept of Agriculture revised the safe cooking temperature of pork loin to 145 degrees a couple of years ago but at that temperature the meat will still be a little pink which is perfectly fine but many people will not prefer it pink.

 

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

g

Amount Per Serving Calories 321Saturated Fat 1gCholesterol 147mgSodium 210mgCarbohydrates 18gSugar 17gProtein 47g

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Autumn

Wednesday 24th of May 2017

Wow!! I've made this once before and it was amazing. Just finished the first phase of my second attempt! I'm certain it will be as amazing as the last one was. Thanks for the super easy go-to recipe. It's a family favorite for sure.

Aimee

Tuesday 25th of April 2017

So, I made this on Sunday. I let it rest for 15 minutes. The first 3 slices were nice and moist but everything after that was dry.

The outside....sooo delicious!

Any way, is there any way to salvage the rest of my 5lb Pork Loin?

Any recipes for left overs?

Barry C. Parsons

Thursday 27th of April 2017

Odd. That sounds like the opposite of what it should be. Ends are generally drier than centres of roasts. Did you use a meat thermometer? There are a couple of leftover pork ideas on the website including a pork chimichangas recipe.

Brandy

Friday 17th of March 2017

Found this on Pintrest. Looks great. When you wrote 1lb one 3-5 center loin pork roast, is that supposed to mean one 3-5 lb one? I have a tenderloin but it's only about a pound and a half or so. Wonder if that would work?

Barry C. Parsons

Sunday 26th of March 2017

The only issue with the smaller tenderloin is that it may be fully cooked before you get good caramelization on the glaze. You could try cutting the tenderloin in half and tying the 3 pieces together with lengths of butcher string.

Steve

Friday 13th of January 2017

I was looking for an easy recipe to try for my first roast pork and it looks like I'll be trying this one out this weekend!

Judy

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

When you say roast on rack can you put it ion a rack With a pan under neath to catch drippings Thanks

Barry C. Parsons

Monday 9th of January 2017

Yes.

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