Oven-Baked Pork Loin With Olive Oil, Garlic, Thyme, and Oregano

Total Time
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 3 hrs

This recipe is featured in the book "The Foods of the Greek Islands".

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine the oil, garlic, thyme, oregano, pepper, and salt.
  2. Rub the garlic mixture all over the pork.
  3. Place the pork in a Dutch oven just large enough to hold it snugly, cover with aluminum foil and then the lid and refrigerate overnight, or up to 24 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  5. Remove the aluminum foil from the Dutch oven, replace the lid and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Reduce the oven temperature to 375°FF and bake for 1 hour more, basting twice with the pan juices.
  7. Uncover, baste again and bake, uncovered, for 20 to 30 minutes more, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 155-165°F.
  8. Remove the pork from the oven, cover and let rest for 1 hour to develop the flavors.
  9. Reheat in a 375°F oven for about 20 minutes and serve.
Most Helpful

This dish is melt in your mouth delicious. The pork was really tender. I couldn't get the aleppo pepper so I used 4 parts of sweet paprika to 1 part cayenne in its place.

Shanna021 November 11, 2002

This is very easy and my kids and husband love it! Thanks for a great recipe!

Miss Louise January 12, 2009

That was a good recipe. although I just followed the cooking part, added some parsley and lemon to the baste it turned out well.

MidniteChef January 03, 2009