Teresa *G*


A very flavorful roast and gravy. Delicious served with mashed potatoes.

★★★★★ 5 votes
Depends on size of roast.
20 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


pork loin roast, 3 to 5 lbs.
3 or 4 clove
garlic, peeled and quartered pole to pole
3 to 5 sprig(s)
fresh rosemary stems
olive oil, extra virgin
fresh ground black pepper
salt (sea, kosher or table variety)
3 to 4
yards of butcher's twine, 100% cotton (if using traditional butcher's method; less if tying single strings and knots)
2- 2/12 c
pork or chicken broth
1/4 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
soy sauce
1 tsp
balsamic vinegar


1Assemble and prep all ingredients.
2Place roast on your preferred, flat work surface. (I use a piece of freezer paper on a counter.)
3Tie roast in the butcher's style or tie with several lengths of butchers twine around roast. (This helps to ensure a more uniform shape and even cooking.)
4Use a paring knife to make a dozen or more 2 inch deep narrow and fairly evenly spaced slits in roast.
5Insert a sliver of garlic and a small sprig of rosemary "leaves" (NOT the whole stem,) rather deeply, into each slit.
6Thread a stem of rosemary under the twine down the center of one or both sides of the roast (optional.)
7Sprinkle generously with salt and fresh ground black pepper, then drizzle and rub all sides of the roast with olive oil.
8Place oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (Photo: meat lifters & heavy duty tongs)
9Drizzle enough olive oil into a large skillet to cover the bottom; on medium-high heat on stove top, heat oil to a shimmer.
10Place roast in hot skillet and brown on all sides for approximately 1 1/2 to 2 minutes each turn. (Use sturdy tongs or meat forks to turn roast.)
11Remove from heat; cover skillet with lid or tightly fitted aluminum foil.
12Bake at 350 degrees F for approximately one hour or until meat thermometer inserted into center of thickest part reads 150 degrees F. (If roast looks a little pale, increase oven temperature to 475 degrees F, remove lid or foil, remove rosemary stem/stems from underneath twine and roast for an additional 10 to 15 minutes to brown.
13Transfer roast to platter; tent with foil; let rest while making gravy.
14Gravy: Pour juices from pan into fat separator or skim fat from juice. (You should have about 1/2 cup juice.) Pour juice, from separator or skillet, into measuring cup or bowl; whisk in 1/4 cup all purpose flour until smooth.
15Pour into skillet, add 2 cups pork or chicken broth; stirring constantly, bring to boil over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes.
16Stir in 1 teaspoon soy sauce, 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.
17When thickened to desired consistency, remove from heat, cover and keep warm until served.
18Cut and remove twine and rosemary branches from roast. Slice as desired.
19Serve with gravy. Garnish with rosemary stems or sprigs, if desired.
20Cover and refrigerate all leftovers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork, Roasts
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Dairy Free, Soy Free
Other Tag: Healthy