Texas Spice-Rubbed Roast Pork

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Texas Spice-Rubbed Roast Pork
Rebecca Rather

This roast will heat things up on Christmas Day, using a traditional Texas-style rub with chile powder, Worcestershire sauce, honey, and a hint of lime to give it bold and vibrant flavors. 

6
Servings
760
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • One 5- to 6-pound boneless pork loin roast
  • One 12-ounce can beer
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil, for searing

Directions

Resist the urge to trim any visible fat from the pork loin; the fat will keep the pork moist as it roasts. In a large heavy-duty Ziploc bag, combine the beer, olive oil, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, and honey and gently submerge the pork in the marinade. Seal the bag and place in a large bowl or baking pan. Refrigerate overnight or for up to 24 hours.

Remove the pork from the marinade and pour the marinade into a large measuring cup. Combine the chili powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and rub it evenly over the pork.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a sauté pan, heat the oil over high heat and sear the pork until the meat is evenly browned, about 1-2 minutes per side. Transfer the pork to a large roasting pan and pour 1/2 the reserved marinade around the roast. Cook for 45 minutes, then add the rest of the marinade to the bottom of the pan.

Cook for another 45 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center reads 140-145 degrees. Remove the pork from the oven and let rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing.

Spice Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Spice Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
43g
66%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
Cholesterol
224mg
75%
Protein
75g
100%
Carbs
11g
4%
Vitamin A
27µg
3%
Vitamin B12
2µg
32%
Vitamin B6
3mg
100%
Vitamin C
4mg
7%
Vitamin D
2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
3mg
15%
Vitamin K
11µg
13%
Calcium
43mg
4%
Fiber
0.6g
2.3%
Folate (food)
6µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
6µg
1%
Iron
3mg
15%
Magnesium
92mg
23%
Monounsaturated
16g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
20mg
100%
Phosphorus
773mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
1378mg
39%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
39.7%
Sodium
602mg
25%
Sugars, added
6g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
2mg
100%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
6mg
41%

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