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Vini's Pork Roast Recipe

Vini's Pork Roast

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"Succulent pork roast with savory seasonings. Serve with creamy garlic mashed potatoes and sweet honeyed carrots!"

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Original recipe makes 6 to 7 servings Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl combine the caraway seeds, black pepper, salt and sage. Rub mixture all over the pork. Place pork into a shallow roasting pan and bake, uncovered until and internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 degrees C) is reached, about 30 minutes per pound.
  3. Remove roast from pan, set aside and cover. Pour pan drippings into a measuring cup and add enough water to equal 2 cups. Pour into a small saucepan and stir in the browning sauce and cornstarch. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth. Raise heat and bring to a boil. Cook until thickened. Serve alongside the pork roast.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 11, 2013

This recipe was so simple that I kept on passing it up - didn't seem much different than a lot of other roasts that I make. Well I was wrong - this gets 5 stars along with some of my other pork favorites! Made no changes other than to put the seasonings on the meat and wrapped the meat in plastic wrap for a few hours (I do that with a lot of my roasts if I have time so that the flavor seeps in). I also put slits into the roast and inserted slivers of garlic in the slits (which I always do with pork roasts - my preference). I decided to follow Vini's cooking directions exactly and my 3 lb. pork roast was cooked PERFECTLY!!! Just slightly pink - as it should be!! Soooooo moist. Also decided to make the gravy as Vini suggested rather than doing it my way which is work intensive and sometimes can be a disaster if you are cooking other things at the same time. Vini's gravy was EXCELLENT - Novice chefs will love his recipe for gravy - you can't go wrong! Since it was Columbus Day and everyone had to work except for me I made this roast and all the trimmings - mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, Stove Top Pork Stuffing, Asian style green beans, the last of the summer tomatoes, and apple sauce. Well we feasted that night - and just like Thanksgiving - we enjoyed the leftovers the next night since the meat remained so moist! Thanks Vini!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 18, 2008

i bought a pork shoulder butt roast (yeah i know that sounds like an oxymoron or whatever) at the grocery store and was just looking for some simple seasoning recipe that i could do quickly with stuff i had. i looked at this and 'herb roasted pork loin and potatoes'. i put the sage in a bowl and smelled it and it just smelled like thanksgiving stuffing, so i added onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt and fresh ground black pepper until the seasonings smelled good, then i rubbed it all over the meat and cooked it at 350 for 30 mins per pound. when it was done i immediatly wrapped it tightly in foil and placed it on a dish in the microwave while i finished everything else. *****the tip i have for the gravy is to mix the water and cornstarch in a salad dressing shaker then add to the drippings, that way your gravy has no lumps!!!***** i served this with homemade mashed potatoes and sliced up apples into a frying pan with some butter, brown sugar and lemon juice (i read that on the other recipes suggestions) oh with some dinner rolls and a salad this was one of the best meals ever! i will use a pork tenderloin next time but oh my god! this is now a family favorite!!!


38 Ratings

Sep 06, 2004

Vini, I don't know how you came up with this recipe... but we think it is most definitly 5 star. I had a 3.25 # roast and checked at 90 minutes, and it was to right temperature. We are cutting carbs so I left out the cornstarch and went for some more flavoring for a "gravy". I added some broth and some red wine vinegar and boiled it a few minutes with the left over juices and added water. I served by slicing (very important to let it "rest" for about 10 minutes before slicing) into 1/2 thick slices and pouring the thin sauce over and letting it set in the juices covered in a warm oven while I made side dishes. Wow! moist and great flavor. Thank you, for probably the best recipe I have tried(And I have tried QUITE a few) on this website.

Oct 22, 2004

We thought this was excellent. I was running late and didn't make the gravy, but it was delicious without. I will definitely make this again (next time with the gravy). I also added some potatoes to the pan to roast along with the pork.

Jul 23, 2015

I found this recipe a while back and have made it like this many times. My family loves it, and so have my guests. It always receives rave reviews and requests for the recipe.

Jan 06, 2004

One of the best pork loins I've made. Save yourself an "outside" piece. The spices form a delicious crust which counterpoints the meat and is just fabulous. I followed the roasting instructions to the "T." My four pound roast finished in almost exactly two hours and the inside meat temperature was 160. The meat was a little pink on the inside, which I fixed with a brief stop in the micro. The gravy was simply tremendous--like I knew exactly what I was doing (I didn't have a clue). I served this with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, available on this website, Bavarian sauerkraut, garlic bread sticks, and tossed salad with homemade blue cheese dressing. You bet I deserve a medal!

Dec 09, 2003

Extremely,extermely salty.Besides that very good.Will try again with less salt.

Mar 11, 2005

Too salty. Next time I will cut back on the salt and the cornstarch. The gravy needed something....maybe some garlic powder? Good recipe with some minor adjustments.


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  • Calories
  • 400 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 111 mg
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 29.4 g
  • 45%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 28.4 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 734 mg
  • 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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