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Jughandle's Pork Loin

Moist, tender, melt in your mouth, slow roasted Pork Loin
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keywords Oven Roasted, pork loin
Protein pork
Cooking Method Grilling, oven roasted
Hot/Cold Dish Either
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Resting Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Est Cost: $10 is you buy the pork on sale
Servings 10 servings

What You Will Need:

  • 4 lb Pork Loin - 3-5 lbs approx - this is considered a 1/2 loin
  • 4 Tsp Lemon Pepper - McCormick's Brand only
  • 2 Tsp Olive oil - extra virgin
  • 1 clove garlic - smashed - optional


  • Pre-heat conventional oven to 235 deg F or fire up the grill for indirect cooking
  • Rinse and pat dry Pork Loin
  • Cover loin with olive oil and heavily rub Lemon Pepper over entire loin
  • heat 2 Tbsps of olive oil to smoke point in heavy pan or skillet if using the oven. You won't need to brown the loin before cooking on the grill.
  • add garlic to pan
  • sear the loin quickly until brown on all sides to start a crust
  • put loin on roasting pan fat side up for the oven or put in the grill with indirect heat around 250°F
  • insert oven save temperature probe in largest part of loin or check internal temperature after about an hour into the cook.
  • put loin in oven and cook until internal temperature reads 139 deg F.
  • Remove from oven or grill and cover loosely with foil
  • Rest for at least 20 mins
  • Internal temperature should now read over 145 deg F.
  • Slice and season with salt and pepper and eat while still warm.


This recipe assumes a 3-4 lb loin. Internal cooking temperature is the key to the success of this dish. Cooking to over 150 deg F will produce a dry flavorless piece of meat.


Nutrition Facts
Jughandle's Pork Loin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 114mg38%
Sodium 89mg4%
Potassium 689mg20%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.