Maple Dijon Pork Loin
Whether you're cooking for a large group or want to prepare something for the family that will leave you with leftovers to serve tomorrow, a pork loin roast fits the bill perfectly. Santana Calo shared with us this recipe that her family absolutely loves. It's quick to put together and then cooks in the oven for less than hour. Enjoy!
1 2.5 lbs organic pork loin roast
3 Tbsp maple syrup
3 Tbsp Dijon mustard (spicy brown mustard works well too!)
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350°
Generously season all sides of the pork loin with salt and pepper
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and then sear all sides of the pork loin. Once seared on all sides, place pork loin on a sheet tray
Mix together the mustard and syrup then spoon approximately 1/4 - 1/3 of the mixture over the pork loin
Bake until the internal temperature of the pork loin is 150°-155° (usually about 45-50 minutes). Occasionally baste the pork loin with more of the mustard-syrup mixture while the pork loin is baking
When the internal temperature is around 150° - 155°, remove from the oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
When serving, pour any leftover drippings over each slice and enjoy!
Santana Calo is a wife and mother to two infant daughters, and has lived in Wisconsin her entire life. She loves gardening and being as self-sufficient as possible--homegrown and homemade is what she's all about. Now she and her family are on their way to creating a more natural and sustainable lifestyle while teaching their children the value of hard work. She's also an entrepreneur who is in the beginning stages of starting an herbal body care business. You can find Santana on her blog, www.hogsbackhomestead.com or on social media on Instagram (@hogsbackhomestead) and Facebook.