Have you planned your Christmas dinner yet? If not, I have a pork roast recipe that is sure to be a winner! I realize that it’s been almost 2 weeks since Thanksgiving, but I feel like I’m still recovering! Anyone else? Maybe it’s because these few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are the worst. My mental health cannot handle one more event being added to our calendar. I’m pretty sure I broke my daughter’s heart today when I told her I couldn’t go back to her school for the holiday lunch tomorrow, especially since I was there for breakfast today! There aren’t enough hours.
So of course the recipe I have for you today is one that takes almost 3 hours to make. BUT despite its long timeline, this pork roast is super simple to make. If you are hosting a holiday party or the big day meal, this is a great option. It’s cheap. It’s easy. It’s delicious. I’ve made it 3 times in the last week to make sure I got it right, and we have eaten every. single. bite.
Serve it over some creamy mashed potatoes, next to some roasted veggies, or in a bag of salad. It will not fail you, I promise.
My only complaint is that the meat thermometer I have isn’t oven safe, so I kept having to go in and check it. I’m adding an oven-safe, instant meat thermometer to my Christmas wish list!
Pecan + Garlic Roast Pork
- 3-4 lbs pork loin
- 1 1/2 cups pecans finely chopped
- 1/3 cup finely chopped rosemary
- 15-18 cloves of garlic smashed into a paste
- 1 tbsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes optional
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