Roasted Pork Loin with Balsamic Gravy

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins

Serve with Broccoli Rabe and Tortellini with Sage Brown Butter for an Italian-style meal that mixes flavors and textures.


  • 1 boneless center-cut pork loin (3 pounds)

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds, crushed

  • 2 teaspoons dill seeds, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • Balsamic Gravy


  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Place pork in a 9-by-13-inch roasting pan. Rub pork with oil; evenly coat with mixed seeds. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

  2. Roast pork until browned, 25 to 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. Continue cooking (tented with foil if browning too quickly) until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part registers 140 degrees and pork juices run clear, 10 to 20 minutes.

  3. Transfer pork to a platter. Tent with foil, and let rest 10 to 20 minutes while you make the Balsamic Gravy. To serve, slice the pork about 1/4 inch thick, and serve with the gravy.

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