- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 medium green pepper, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
- 8 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 bone-in pork loin roast (5 pounds)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, mix celery, green pepper, green onions and garlic.
- Place roast in a roasting pan, fat side up. With a sharp knife, make deep slits into top of roast, cutting between ribs. Fill each with vegetable mixture. Sprinkle roast with salt and cayenne.
- Roast 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°). Remove roast from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before carving. Yield: 8 servings.
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.
Reviews for Mom's Garlic Pork Roast
"This was delicious. Only a few changes: I used a butt roast instead of loin roast. Cooked at 300 degrees about 18 min/lb and I skipped the green peppers. Turned out very moist. Will make again."
"Fab!!! A grocery store butcher will cut any roast you request. Any pork with the bone will be more tender & have more flavor than boneless. I eliminated the green pepper, I think they take over a dish. Other than that a real keeper, thanks for sharing,"
"My mom recently made this a we stuffed the roast with garlic cloves and did not use any other seasonings. It was phenomenal!"
"Have never seen a bone-in pork loin at the supermarket but the boneless loin works great as long as you pull it from the oven @ 145 degrees. My 5 1/4 lbs loin cooked perfect in 2 hours. If you have to have bone-in and use a butt, you must cook low and slow @ 225 degrees or it will be tough at higher temps."
"I couldn't find bone-in pork loin roast here so I used butt roast instead. It took 4 hours to get to 145 degrees and although the flavor was great, the meat was pretty tough. In the end, we threw the meat into a dutch oven with some beef broth for another 2 hours at 300 degrees. It was much more tender."