Tender Roast Loin Of Pork

Total Time
5hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 hrs

Last Sunday I had guests coming for an early dinner. I had to be gone for a few hours, so I popped this in the oven before I left. It was SO tender and juicy!! I'll make it like this all the time now. I think it would work well in a crockpot too, if you cut the roast in large pieces before browning.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 -4 lbs pork loin roast
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed rosemary
  • 4 teaspoons oil (or better yet, bacon grease)
  • 5 cups water


  1. Rub roast with salt and pepper.
  2. Sprinkle with rosemary.
  3. Heat oil in heavy skillet (oven proof).
  4. Brown roast on all sides.
  5. Add water.
  6. Cover tightly with foil.
  7. Bake at 325* for 4-5 hours.


Most Helpful

Made this the other night and it was delicious! I used a 2 and a half pound roast and about 3 cups of water Very simple to make. Thanks!

Beth1457 April 20, 2002

Absolutely delicious. 3 1/2 lb. roast, 5 cups of water, and it cooked in about 3 - 3.5 hours.

Shanna021 January 31, 2003

I used this recipe today and put it in the oven early this morning and when we got home from church it was perfect. All of our guests just couldn't get enough of it. My pork loin was over six pounds and 5 cups of water was plenty. I could hardly keep it from falling apart to serve it on a plate. This was so easy and absolutely scrumptious!! Bon appetite.

Amanda Pauley January 19, 2003

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