Old-World Pork Roast

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours


6-8 servings

Updated: Oct. 02, 2022
I REMEMBER this recipe from my childhood. My German grandmother made this roast every Sunday - it was our equivalent to everyone else's customary fried chicken dinner. There were many happy times spent around Grandma's kitchen table enjoying this tasty meal. -Mary Ann Morgan, Cedartown, Georgia


  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 to 4 pounds), trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon browning sauce, optional
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Potato dumplings or mashed potatoes, optional


  1. In a small bowl, combine caraway seeds, sage, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; rub over roast. Place roast on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 2 hours or until a thermometer reads 160°-170°. Remove roast from pan; keep warm. Pour pan drippings into a large measuring cup; add enough water to equals 2 cups. Pour into a small saucepan; add browning sauce if desired, cornstarch, and remaining salt and pepper. Stir until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Slice roast; serve with gravy and dumplings or potatoes if desired.

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