The cooking time for pork depends on the thickness of the meat; roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 155 degrees.

Everyday Food, May/June 2003


Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Make the barbecue sauce: In a medium bowl, stir together tomato sauce, 1/4 cup water, onion, garlic, sugar, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Set aside.

  • Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper over pork. In a medium ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Place pork in skillet, and sear on all sides until golden brown, about 8 minutes total. Remove from heat, pour off excess fat from skillet, and carefully pour some of the barbecue sauce over pork, covering completely.

  • Transfer skillet to oven. Cook, basting every 15 minutes, until juices run clear, about 45 minutes; meat should register 155 degrees on an instant-read thermometer. Transfer pork to a cutting board; cover and let rest about 10 minutes, then slice thinly and serve with remaining barbecue sauce.


Reviews (1)

15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
This was really good. My kids actually asked for seconds of "this delicious meat"! I did have to add small amounts of water each time I basted as the drippings started scorching on the bottom but I will be making this one again.