HONEY BUTTER GARLIC PORK LOIN

There is no better was to describe this dish except DELICIOUS. It melts in your mouth and soothes your taste buds with its sweet, sour, sticky, ooey gooey sauce. Don’t mind the kitchen twine in the picture – unfortunately I thought I bought a WHOLE tenderloin, but ended up with 2 halves. 😀

HONEY BUTTER GARLIC PORK LOIN

RUB
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon each garlic powder and onion powder
1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes, ground fine
FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper

PORK LOIN
3 pound pork loin roast, trimmed
1 + 1/2 tablespoons avocado oil
Rub mixture from above
1/2 cup beef or chicken broth
1/2 cup water

  • Pat pork DRY.
  • Combine 1 tablespoon of oil with rub ingredients.
  • Rub mixture into the meat, completely coating.
  • Heat remaining 1/2 tablespoon of oil in a large pan or skillet over medium heat.
  • Quickly sear pork all over until golden browned, rotating the pork around to avoid spices burning.
  • Place seared/browned seasoned pork in a roasting pan.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Prepare sauce, as above.
  • Reserve 1/2 cup sauce for basting.
  • Pour remaining sauce over pork.
  • Add in 1/2 cup stock and 1/2 cup water around the pork.
  • Cover with foil and roast for 20 minutes.
  • Baste with half of the reserved sauce and continue roasting, uncovered, for another 15 minutes. 

  • Baste again and roast another 10-15 minutes, until a meat thermometer registers 14
  • Transfer pork onto serving plate and baste with pan juices.
  • Tent loosely with foil and let rest for 10-15 minutes.

HONEY GARLIC BUTTER SAUCE
1/2 cup QUALITY honey
1/2 cup unsalted butter
6 cloves garlic, FINELY minced or mashed
3 tablespoons Bragg’s liquid aminos
2 tablespoons rice apple cider vinegar

  • Melt butter in the same pan the pork was seared in in while scraping up any leftover bits in the pan.
  • Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Stir in remaining sauce ingredients; bring to a rapid simmer for 1 minute.
  • Add FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper to taste.

1/4 cup water
1/4 cup chicken stock

4 teaspoons cornstarch

  • Scrape up any browned bits leftover in the pan blending them with the pan juices.
  • Pour juices into a saucepan.
  • Whisk in cornstarch, stock and water mixture and bring to a simmer.
  • Add another 1/4 cup if needed, until reaching a honey-like consistency.
  • Slice pork and drizzle with Honey Garlic Butter Sauce.

NOTE:

  • Homemade bone broth is the MOST flavorful!
  • Sauce will thicken as it cools.


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