Tender Roast Loin Of Pork

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 5 hrs 10 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “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.”


  • 3 -4lbspork loin roast
  • salt and pepper
  • 1teaspooncrushed rosemary
  • 4teaspoonsoil( or better yet, bacon grease)
  • 5cupswater
  • Directions

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

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

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

  • “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. “

  • “At first I thought this was nothing really special, then when cold and sliced days later I found to be moist, flaverful change my mind!!! Good and easy one to keep on file!!!!”

  • “This was outstanding!! I used fresh rosemary and added a little onion and 2 large cloves of garlic. My roast was a little smaller so I used 3 cups of water. I used a dutch oven and cooked it for 3 hours. It was perfectly done, tender and juicy. I strained the pan juices and made gravy. I served it with roasted potatoes, carrots, and onions that I cooked on a cookie sheet along with the meat for about 1 1/2 hours. Thanks MizzNezz for sharing your great recipe.”

  • “What a fantastic and simple recipe!I felt like I made a traditional meal my grandmother would have made!I had a pork loin roast that I had no idea what to do with…This was the perfect answer.I had a 2.5lb roast and used 3 Cups of water.The house smelled wonderful the entire afternoon.Served with mashed potatoes and made gravy from the juice.Delicious!My 1 1/2 year old couldn’t get enough!Thanks!”

  • “Who knew.This recipe turned a bargain loin roast into a really special treat.I seasoned as written adding just a light sprinkling of garlic powder. Was a little over 2.5lbs, I used about 2-1/2 cups water.And it was done in just at 2 hours.I did cook it in a small 3Qt. dutch oven.It turned out soooo good.Reduced the water/juices and thickened with corn starch.Served with baked sweet potatoes and salad.TY so much for posting this recipe.Can’t belive it took me so long to find it!”

  • “I made this as directed except that I browned it and threw it in my crock pot, and I used chicken broth instead of water.I also made gravy from the drippings…yum!I’ve made several other dishes from the leftovers too.Many thanks MizzNezz!”

  • “With all the great reviews I thought this one would be perfect.I don’t know what I did wrong here.Followed the recipe.My roast was about 4-1/2#.At 2-1/2 hours I took out the the roast to add some potatoes, carrots and onions to the pan and the meat was already 180-185 degrees.It was dry, tough and quite a disappointment.Definitely had to make gravy from the pan drippings as it was just two dry to eat.”

  • “This recipe was so easy and so good.I had all the ingredients on hand.I did not have a large enough cast iron skillet so I browned the pork loin in a frying pan then transferred the meat to a 11 X 13 dish.Then poured the water into the pan to get all the drippings loose before pouring them over the loin.I only used about 3.5 cups of water.I cooked the meat covered for 3 hours.It was done and tender.I thensliced it .It just fell apart, so we enjoyed the pork soaked in the gravy.It was Delicious!”

  • “This is such a good idea. It produces the most tender, juicy pork roast. There’s no way I would have come up with this idea without this recipe, and I think it’s a very versatile jumping off point. I loved the rosemary with the pork. I took other reviewers’ advice and popped in half a sliced onion, a couple crushed cloves of garlic, and chicken broth in place of half the water. I often find pork roast comes out very tough, or nearly flavorless, even from the slow cooker. This was so delicious, tender, and juicy. I have no idea if leftovers would have been as good as the first shot, though I suspect they would be. My family devoured this entire roast in one sitting. It seriously took all my willpower to actually get it onto the serving plate. I could have eaten it whole, standing over the skillet. Thanks for posting!”

  • “Darn, I can’t click those stars more than once. !! I took this out of the oven just about 15 minutes ago and have already “tasted” everything.It is so good.
    I left a little juice in the roasting pan,but poured the rest into my skillet. I sliced the roast and returned it to the leftover juices and sealed up again to stay warm. The slices were perfect….but so tender that I think I will put the knives back into the drawer when I serve.
    I cooked some sliced carrots, yellow zucchini, green pepper, and 4 stalks of asparagus in the juice…(all needed to be used up). When they were cooked, I removed them and made gravy with the juices. I am serving with some small red potatoes.
    Everything turned out perfectly and I’m so happy you posted this. Thank you MizzNezz.

  • “This is incredible!!! I honestly wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was, but it turned out magnificent! The pork was juicy and tender and practically melted in my mouth! I used some suggestions from other reviewers and threw in a sliced onion and some chicken bouillion. I also didn’t use romsemary because I don’t care for it but this will work with any seasonings you like. Thank you for sharing this, so simple and so delicious, I won’t be making roast pork any other way from now on!”

  • “My favorite part of a pork roast is its gravy; the end result using the water from this recipe is top-notch.Please heed other reviewers’ advice about cooking times.I had a 2 1/2 lb. roast, and it was done after about 2 hours.Sitting in a warm oven for about an hour didn’t hurt it one bit either.I also followed someone else’s idea about letting the roast marinate beforehand in olive oil, garlic and oregano.Thanks for a wonderfully aromatic and great tasting recipe.”

  • “I have made this WONDERFUL roast many times since I found this recipe…in fact I thought I reviewed it…BUTI guess I forgot!Anyway it is great!The meat is moist and well seasoned. And the recipe is so easy to do with so few ingredients. Thanks for sharing this one! I have found that any thatMizzNezzsubmits will be delicious.”

  • “Delicious with new potatoes and baby carrots cooked in with the roast.I don’t have a very large skillet, so transferred it to a large pan to cook in the oven.Simple, and tasty.Will cook this again.”

  • “Super!We used a pork tenderloin that was just a little more than 4 pounds, added a little Mrs Dash italian seasoning with the rosemary, and only used 4 cups of water.(I was afraid that I’d slosh water out when I tried to put it in the oven if I filled the pan any more!)I set the timer for 3 hours, and went to check it and it was done already!It fell apart easily using just a fork.My husband and 3 year old loved it!We made gravy with the drippings, and shredded some of the meat and mixed with BBQ sauce for sandwiches tomorrow.The cast iron skillet worked great!can’t wait to try this method with other herbs/seasoning combinations!”

  • “Loved it! Made on New Years day along with the recipie for fried kraut. This was my first time making a pork roast. The flavor was wonderful for just a few ingredients. I took one of the reviewers suggestions. Since I had a little over 2 1/2 lb roast, I cooked it for 4 hours, but the last hour I turned the oven down to 225 to keep warm while the I finished the rest of my dinner! The next day, I shredded the leftovers and we had barbeque pork sandwiches! They were delicious.Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to make again.”

  • “Made this over the weekend and it was WONDERFUL!I had my family over for dinner and they were so excited just smelling it!!Kids thought it was great and that’s really something.My 5 year old said she can’t wait to ask for it again.I did it exactly as written only added carrots, celery, and onion.Definite keeper.Thank you.”

  • “Absolutely amazing, by far the most tender pork I’ve ever had.We marinated it overnight in olive oil, oregano and tons of garlic, and then followed the directions for cooking.We thickened the pan juices afterwards and made the most incredible gravy…great leftovers too!”