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Pork Roast with Herb Rub Recipe

Pork Roast with Herb Rub Recipe

"A combination of dry herbs gives pork an out-of this-world flavor!" exclaims Carolyn Pope of Mason City, Iowa. "This wonderful, moist roast is a family favorite—and it makes great company fare too."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling Bake: 1-1/4 hours + standing YIELD:12 servings


  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried marjoram
  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (4 pounds)


  • 1. Mix the first seven ingredients; rub over roast. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 350°. Place roast on a rack in a shallow roasting pan, fat side up. Roast 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 145°.
  • 3. Remove roast from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before slicing. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked pork equals 198 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 240 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 4 lean meat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.