Easy, Quick and GOOD Pork roast

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

I invented this because I cook a lot at work and I like to try new things - Everyone likes this - it also works well with a lamb roast - but not so good with beef -

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 -5 lbs pork roast
  • 4 tablespoons of minced garlic, with oil from the jar
  • 12 teaspoon pepper


  1. Make x’s into the pork roast all over and put the garlic on- you will have to use your hands to rub the garlic into the x’s and all over the roast.
  2. Sprinkle the pepper over the roast and garlic.
  3. Cook at 525 for 30-40 minutes (it may smoke- you may have to turn the fan on) then lower and cook at 325 for another 30-40 minutes.
  4. This is the best pork roast ever- and in a SHORT time with little fuss- I do dinners and parties and I have had people come into the kitchen to tell me that this was the BEST pork they have ever had.
  5. I live alone, so when I do this at home, I use a pork tenderloin (about 1-1/2 lbs) and cut the time to 15-20 minutes for each temp.
  6. If you aren’t sure- you might want to try this for the first time with a tenderloin- my grocery store has them buy one get two free almost once a month!
  7. But this is GOOD!
Most Helpful

How have I never discovered this little trick with a pork roast? Truth be told I only followed temperature/time directions for a mini roast. I used a 1.75 lb mini roast, slathered it in olive oil, seasoned it with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and lots of ground sage. Did 15 mins @ 525 which created a beautiful caramelized crust on the exterior of the roast, then finished it off for 20 mins @ 325. Let rest for about 10 minutes while I finished off my couscous and broccolini. I sliced the roast, drizzled the juices over the plated slices and viola! We had a 5 star meal in under an hour!!!

Shandobando December 18, 2015

This was delicious!!! We left out the pepper, but studded our 1.75 lb. pork roast with slivered garlic (5 cloves), baking it for about an hour until it reached an internal temperature of 185 degrees fahrenheit. Even my picky son (9) raved about it -- thank you!!!

8hands4jesus August 11, 2009