Pork Essentials: Thrice-Cooked Yummy Pork Loin

Andy Anderson !


In the pan, in the oven, and then back in the pan… The process produces beautifully seared strips of pork with a sweet caramelized taste that will have your guests asking for more.

And you can have this on the table in less than one hour.

FYI: This makes for some amazing sandwiches... just sayin'

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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3 - 4
10 Min
40 Min




  • 1/2 c
    coconut sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet paprika
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tsp
    ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt, kosher variety, or to taste

  • 2 medium
    boneless, thick cut pork loin chops, about 1 pound
  • 1 large
    yellow onion
  • ·
    grapeseed oil, as needed
  • ·
    balsamic glaze

  • ·
    chopped green onions, for garnish

How to Make Pork Essentials: Thrice-Cooked Yummy Pork Loin


  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Add all the rub ingredients together into a small bowl.
  4. Remove the skin from the onion, cut pole-to-pole, slice into 1/4 inch (.6cm) half rounds, and reserve.
  5. Take half the rub and rub it into the pork loin.
  6. Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 375f (190c).
  7. Add about a tablespoon of grapeseed oil to an ovenproof skillet, over medium-high heat, and add the pork.
  8. Sear on the sides and edges, about 1 - 2 minutes per side.
  9. Chef’s Note: Keep an eye on the pork, and don’t allow the sugars in the rub to burn. We want a nice browning sear; not a blackened burn.
  10. Place the pork loins on a parchment-lined baking sheet, fitted with a rack. Place into the oven, and allow to bake for about 25 minutes.
  11. Chef’s Note: If you don’t have a rack, then turn the pork loins over, halfway through the baking process.
  12. Wipe out the pan, add a bit more grapeseed oil, and reduce the heat to medium.
  13. Add the sliced onions, and cook, while the pork is baking.
  14. Chef’s Tip: You can add a pinch of salt to get the process started.
  15. Remove the pork loins from the oven, and allow them to rest for 10 minutes.
  16. While the pork is resting, add a tablespoon or two of water to the onions, and stir.
  17. Cut the pork into thick slices, and sprinkle half the remaining rub on one side of the pork.
  18. Push the onions to the side of the pan, and then add the sliced pork, rub side down. Sprinkle the remaining rub over the top of the pork slices.
  19. Allow the pork to cook, for about 2 minutes, and then flip and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  21. Serve on a nice plate, top with some of the onions, drizzle on some balsamic glaze and serve with your favorite side (potatoes, rice, stewed apples). Enjoy.
  22. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Pork Essentials: Thrice-Cooked Yummy Pork Loin

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American

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