Barbecued Pork Loin

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  • 2 hrs 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How 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.
  1. 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.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 532
Total Fat 27 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Unsaturated Fat 12 g
Cholesterol 160 mg
Sodium 920 mg
Carbohydrates 14 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 56 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)