Barbecued Pork Loin

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  • Total: 2 hrs 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
532 Calories
27g Fat
14g Carbs
56g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 532
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 920mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 56g
Calcium 63mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A pork loin roast is a nice change from beef, and adding barbecue sauce gives it a spicy vibe.

This barbecued pork loin is roasted and basted with a hot and spicy homemade barbecue sauce. Add more or less Tabasco, depending on the heat level you like.

Ingredients

  • 1 pork loin roast, about 5 pounds
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco or another hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (3 to 4 lemons)
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup water

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 325 F.

  2. Place the pork loin roast in a roasting pan.

  3. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the sugar, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, pepper sauce, lemon juice, vinegar, and water.

  4. Bring the mixture to a boil.

  5. Spoon the sauce over the pork loin.

  6. Roast the pork in the preheated oven for about 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or to an internal temperature of at least 145 F on a meat thermometer.

  7. Baste the roast pork frequently with the sauce throughout the cooking time.

Tips

  • Roast boneless pork loin — 3 to 5 pounds — for about 20 to 25 minutes per pound.
  • Bone-in pork sirloin — 4 to 5 pounds -- takes about 25 to 40 minutes per pound.
  • The minimum safe temperature for pork is 145 F. Use a reliable instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the roast, not touching bone or gristle.