Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin

I’m really loving food right now. I’m past the morning sickness stage and onto the honeymoon phase of baby growing where I’m still mobile and food…did I mention that I LOVE food right now?

I even felt my first kick last week. Since then I’ve felt an occasional knock, knock who’s there? from the little one which is far more enjoyable than the I’m kneading the insides of your body with my knees and elbows action that happens at the end.

I’ve always really loved being pregnant. It’s something that I don’t take for granted. Ever. I’ve been around too many people who have worked so hard to get pregnant or who haven’t been able to. I know that it is a blessing.

I admit that the last pregnancy (#4) was the first time I was kind of disgruntled and over the whole thing. But since this one (#5) is probably definitely my last, I’ve rekindled my love for the process and am enjoying it in all of its glory.

Right now I’m about anything that has vinegar in it which led me to this. This Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin is so simple, only four ingredients, but is exactly what I wanted. It’s fancy enough for company and simple enough for a weeknight meal.

Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin marinateThe longer you marinate it the more flavor it will have. I marinated mine overnight in a tightly sealed Ziploc bag. bake-pork-loinBake it in the oven until done. The true secret to tender pork is to not cook it too long. We’re all too paranoid (myself included) of not cooking it long enough so it’s common to overbake it. I was a little worried that it was burning because the marinade on the side tends to dry up when cooking. Have no worries. It’s all good. sliced-pork-loin

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Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons steak seasoning rub
  • 1/2 cup quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 pounds boneless pork loin roast

Instructions

  1. Dissolve steak seasoning in balsamic vinegar, then stir in olive oil. Place pork into a resealable plastic bag and pour marinade overtop. Squeeze out air and seal bag; marinate at least 2 hours or overnight. The longer it marinates the better the flavor will infuse.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Place pork into a glass baking dish along with marinade. Bake in preheated oven, basting occasionally until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (65 degrees C), about 45-60 minutes. The marinade may start to smell like it’s burning in the pan on the sides but the pork is not. Let the roast rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving to let the juices settle.

Notes

Source: Allrecipes

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  1. Looks delicious!

  2. Pinned this one! Wow. It looks delicious, and the husband and I were just talking about a pork loin.

    It’s nice to hear you’ve moved into the “honeymoon” phase of growing your tiny human. I must agree: I absolutely loved being pregnant (and I carried triplets). I’m so jealous you got to do it five times! The husband says we’re one and done. Pregnancy is one of life’s greatest blessings, though. I found it was such a special time – one that was definitely not to be taken for granted.

  3. I’m at that same phase in pregnancy as you – we’re 16 weeks and I’m loving food and the occasional little “tap tap”! 🙂 Saving this recipe – looks like a great weeknight meal!

  4. This looks absolutely fantastic! I have a ton of spices, but don’t buy the general/all inclusive spice mixtures. What is in the steak seasoning rub?

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      They all differ but usually have garlic, coriander, black pepper, Cayenne pepper flakes, dill seed, and salt.

  5. Wow! So simple – I love that I have all of the marinade ingredients on hand! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Hey Christy, I’m stopping by to say hello beings we’re working together on the Dyson vacuum giveaway! You have an incredible site and your pork loin looks amazing! I’ll be pinning it now! I love balsamic!

  7. We love a good grilled pork loin here at my house. I’ll have to try baking it sometime! Looks delicious!

  8. I really loved being pregnant too! I had three, and my husband said NO MORE, I would have definitely had more if he wanted to. This recipe looks really good, I will try it soon. Thanks! Enjoy your last pregnancy! (Maybe)

  9. Best stage of pregnancy! This pork loin looks super easy and delicious!

  10. Definitely trying this one! I made your MoJo Pork Loin the other day…oh my gosh, it was so delicious!

  11. This looks delicious! I’ll be saving it to make soon!

    I just stumbled upon your blog and I have been drooling over all of your recipes! I am your newest follower!

  12. Mmmmm, just the recipe I was looking for. My hubby is on a major health kick with his new diet and won’t be eating any red meat – just poultry, pork, and fish for us. This will be perfect for the pork I was planning to pick up at the grocery store today. Plus, I’m pretty sure my 7.5 month pregnant self (#4) will enjoy it too 🙂

  13. I just made this… am making it. I pulled it out and the temp. read 150F but it has pink juices running out… is that supposed to be the case? I have always cooked pork to 165F, just curious. BTW it smells amazing I am looking forward to eating it!

  14. This was Delicous! I used half of a whole pork loin,decreased the time in the oven and finished it on the grill. Wonderful, but simple marinade that I will definitely use again.

  15. Can you grill this instead of cooking in the oven?