Lazy day meal

1 Oct

Sometimes after a long day of work I just don’t feel like cooking anything. When I have those days, I turn to my ultimate go-to recipe for oven seared pork roast. The recipe uses less than five ingredients so it’s super easy to whip up. Plus, oven searing the pork eliminates the need to use multiple pans (less cleanup). The cooking time is well over an hour but it doesn’t require any monitoring so I usually just throw it in the oven and lounge around watching T.V. until it’s finished. The leftovers are also great for making Cuban sandwiches!


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Create a seasoning paste using 1 tablespoon olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper and chili flakes (if desired).
  3. Pat the pork tenderloin with a paper towel to soak up some of the excess moisture. Then, rub the seasoning paste all over the pork roast. Be sure to rub the seasoning into the top and bottom.
  4. Place the pork tenderloin, fatty side up, in a roasting pan. You can add some sprigs of rosemary or thyme around the meat for extra flavor. If you don’t have a roasting pan, you can use a regular oven safe pan and place the meat over a bed of carrots, celery and potatoes. Baking it with the veggies also makes for a great side dish.
  5. Put the roast in the 450 degree oven. The hot temperature is going to give the roast a nice sear.
  6. Set the timer for 20 minutes.
  7. When the timer goes off, reduce the oven temperature to 250 degrees without opening the oven.
  8. Continue cooking the pork for about 60-80 minutes or until the meat registers 145 degrees on a meat thermometer. Cooking times will vary depending on the shape and weight of your roast. The meat thermometer is the best way to gauge whether your meat is cooked fully.
  9. Allow the meat to rest for five minutes before slicing.

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