Sunday, July 5, 2015

Herb Oil Rubbed Pork Roast with Carrots and Potatoes

We decided that we needed to cook tonight, so we went to the store to see what was on sale. This is part of a 3 1/2 lb bone-in sirloin pork loin roast. It was only $13. Meat sales are really the best.  This took about 20 minutes of prep and 2 hours to cook. It is tender and juicy and flavorful.  The potatoes and carrots were also amazing - likely because they were soaked in the herb oil rub and crispy on the bottom.  We all loved this and so did Hazel!

This dish uses a cutting board (with a wash in between) and one dish and a few knives. Pretty easy clean-up too!

1 bone-in pork loin sirloin roast
1/4 C olive oil
1 T butter, melted
1 T herbs de Provence
1/2 T thyme
1/2 T rosemary
6 cloves garlic (I used 3 of the largest garlic slices ever), minced
1/2 onion, sliced
3 white potatoes, medium dice
3 carrots, medium dice

1. Preheat the oven to 375. Place the onion slices on a rimmed baking sheet to hold the pork up from the bottom.
2. Prepare the herb butter by combining oil, melted butter, garlic and all the herbs. Stir.
3. Place the pork on the onion slices and rub all over with salt and pepper. Rub the herb-oil onto the pork and let it drip onto the tray
4. Tent the pork with foil and put it into the oven for one hour
5. After an hour, add the potatoes and carrots along the edges and sprinkle them with salt
6. When the pork reaches 145 degrees, remove it from the oven and set it on a cutting board to rest.
7. Increase the oven temperature to 400 and cook the potatoes and carrots 15 minutes longer.
8. Slice the pork and serve with carrots and potatoes. The onions on the bottom are also pretty delicious.