Just 6 ingredients and less than an hour are all that separates you from this awesome meal with caramelized Brown Sugar Garlic Pork and roasted vegetables.
Sticky and sweet with a punch of garlic, this Brown Sugar Garlic Pork loin is sure to be a huge hit with your family. Serve it up with some roasted carrots and potatoes on the side for a healthy balanced meal. From start to finish it is 45 minutes, most of which is just letting it cook in the oven!
BROWN SUGAR GARLIC PORK LOIN WITH CARROTS & POTATOES
Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Loin with Carrots & Potatoes is the perfect busy weeknight meal for when you just don’t have the energy to cook. In less time than it would take to order in, you’ll be sitting down to a delicious and comforting dinner that is complete with veggies on the side.
Keep this recipe on hand for a day like Thursdays, which are usually the hardest day of the week for most as you always wish they could just be Friday but are always disappointed there is another day before you can just unwind for the weekend with extra help from the hubby with the kids. You might feel like you are running on empty energy wise and making dinner feels like a chore.
These are the days to reserve for meals like this. Easy meals you don’t need to worry about watching on the stove top as the kids run around throwing legos and trying to pry open every can of play doh.
If you’re looking for a slow cooker version of this recipe (minus the veggies and plus some bacon) here it is! Slow Cooker Bacon Garlic Pork Loin.
Not a fan of pork? Make this with chicken and bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes at the same temperature. Also, this glaze is super sticky! Do yourself a favor and roast the pork on a sheet of foil!
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HOW TO MAKE BROWN SUGAR GARLIC PORK LOIN WITH CARROTS & POTATOES
To make this deliciously easy meal, start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees. Mix ¼ cup canola oil, salt and pepper with sliced carrots and potatoes and put onto a sheet tray.
Mix 1 tbsp canola oil, brown sugar, garlic and rub all over pork loin.
Roast the pork for 40-50 minutes, or until a meat thermometer registers at 150 degrees in the center of the roast. At the same time, roast the vegetables and leave them in to finish cooking while the pork rests outside the oven. Let the pork rest for 5-10 minutes.
Remove vegetables from oven and serve with sliced pork.
Looking for more awesome Brown Sugar Garlic Recipes?
- Brown Sugar Garlic Oven Baked Pork Chops
- Bacon Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken
- Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken
- Slow Cooker Bacon Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Loin
HOW TO STORE BROWN SUGAR GARLIC PORK LOIN WITH CARROTS & POTATOES
- Serve: Pork Loin is safe at room temperature for up to 2 hours.
- Store: Allow the pork to cool completely before storing in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge.
- Freeze: This recipe can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months, in a sealed container. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.
- 2 lb pork loin , trimmed of excess fat
- 4 garlic cloves , minced
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 lbs carrots , peeled and sliced
- 2 lbs potatoes , scrubbed and cut into 1 inch chunks
- 1/4 cup canola oil , for vegetables
- salt and pepper , to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix ¼ cup canola oil, salt and pepper with sliced carrots and potatoes.
- Mix 1 tbsp canola oil, brown sugar, garlic and rub all over pork loin.
- On one large cookie sheet, put down some foil and add the carrots and potatoes.
- Spread apart the vegetables to make an opening in the pan for the pork.
- Add the pork to the pan.
- Roast the pork and vegetables for 40-50 minutes, or until a meat thermometer registers at 150 degrees in the center of the roast.
- Open your oven and remove the pork onto a plate or cutting board to let it rest and cover it with a piece of foil.
- Let the pork rest for 5-10 minutes, then remove the veggies from the oven once you are ready to serve the pork.
- This allows them to finish cooking while only using one pan and makes sure they are hot when the pork has rested.
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2.75 lb tenderloin after 1 hour at 375 only registered about 100 on thermometer
Needs salt and herbs
It was easy to make and was delicious. Made a ordinary pork roast have a slightly sweet taste. I had no leftovers.
Looks delicious but I have a question. Does the foil go under the veggies and the pork or just under the pork? Thanks, Jean
This was an amazing recipe! I made it two ways, with pork and one with chicken for family members who don’t eat pork they were both delicious. Thanks for this recipe, will be using it again.
Thank you! So happy you enjoyed it!
Trying this tonight!
Hope it turned out well for you!
This was nice and easy to make and we all really enjoyed the meal. I did tweek it a bit. I roasted the pork and veggies at 350 F and used olive oil since it’s a healthier oil, then baked a bit longer to compensate. I also cut the carrots into sticks. I totally missed seeing the salt and pepper to taste and used garlic and rosemary on the veggies and they were great also. I think I’ll try decreasing the brown sugar next time and swap in abit of stevia, just because I always look for ways to decrease the amount of sugar that I use. Great recipe! Thanks.
Easy and quick. Cut a whole pork loin into a roast from the thicker end.
Hello, I am new to buying pork and am confused about what to buy at the store… is pork tenderloin the same thing as a pork loin? There is something labeled a center cut pork loin but it is wrapped with strings… is that what I’m looking for?
Pork loin and pork tenderloin are different cuts of meat. You’ll want to use pork loin for this recipe. Center cut pork loin will work.
Would the temperature and cook time be the same for a 3lb pork loin? I was given one that was bigger than 2lbs so don’t have much choice on size.
It may take an hour to an hour and 5 minutes. I suggest using a meat thermometer to check for doneness.
Can I make this without any veggies? I have a pork loin roast to cook but no fresh veggies and I don’t want to go to the store.
sounds delicious & I plan on making,was wondering if I can do this in crook pot.? Thank You
I haven’t tested it but you can try following this recipe: https://dinnerthendessert.com/slow-cooker-bacon-garlic-pork-loin/
You can always pop it under the broiler at the end to get it extra crispy, if needed. Enjoy!
I have made this multiple times using the ingredients and proportions listed in the recipe. I put it all in a small blue enamel covered roasting pan with the carrots and potatoes on the bottom and fit in the pork loin coated with the brown sugar garlic rub. It is an easy meal and one of our favorites!
You don’t cover your pork with foil or anything? Seems like it would dry it out. My boyfriend tried it in a pressure cooker, and I didn’t like it. So tonight, I’m doing it the way you suggested. I’ll let you know how it turns out!
I didn’t cover it when placed in the oven. I hope you enjoyed it, Sue.
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