Garlic and Brown Sugar Crusted Pork Roast

We absolutely love this garlic and brown sugar roast recipe. It’s our tried and true favorite for as long as I can remember. With a super easy cooking process, you can hardly do any work and still get the same great taste.

sliced pork roast on a dinner plate ready to eat

Easy Pork Roast Recipe

Well, the name says it all- it’s about as easy as a pork roast recipe can get! No searing the sides, no basting during the cooking process, and no rotating or flipping.

I’ve seen some pretty “involved” recipes for creating a juicy pork roast and I’ve been let down by so many as well. Before I finally found this one I had a bad spell of dry pork roasts, but bless my husband’s heart he kept eating them haha.

For a busy momma and wife, like myself, this recipe has got just a few ingredients and a few fast steps. It’s practically a “set it and forget it” type of recipe- which is great!

brown sugar garlic pork roast with brown sugar glaze sitting on the top before being spread around

Ingredients Needed for Garlic and Brown Sugar Crusted Pork

  • Minced garlic (I like the jar stuff best for this recipe, but you can use fresh.)
  • 4lb Pork roast (bone in or out)
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Honey or agave
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Brown sugar
  • Kosher salt

What You’ll Need to Make this Pork Roast Recipe

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a cooked pork roast cut open on a cutting board

Tips for Making Brown Sugar Pork

Use parchment paper! If you line your baking dish with parchment paper, and creat a little sling with it so that the sides and bottom are covered, you’re clean up time will be significantly reduced! Without it the brown sugar hardens and ecomes a bit of a pain to clean.

The brown sugar glaze for this pork roast is thick and paste-like. This is to get it to stick to the roast better. It will dissolve and end up at the bottom of the pan, but not before it has a chance to create that crust we want.

Also, even after properly resting your pork roast, expect some juices to run wild and create a mess. Having a kitchen towel handy is ideal and recommended.

juicy sliced pork roast on a cutting iard

Pork Roast FAQs

What Kind of Pork Roast Should I Use?

I’ve been using this same recipe for years and have tried it with almost every roast-like cut of pork. Each one turns out great, including pork tenderloin. For this recipe that I’ve shown, I chose to use a 4lb bone-in pork sirloin roast.

How Long Do I Cook My Roast?

Your pork roast will cook for about 2 hours if similar in size to mine. The time isn’t as important as making sure it reaches a minimum of 145 degrees F.
If you’re in a hurry to get dinner on the table, you can increase the temp of the oven to 350F after the glaze has been added, but keep a watchful eye so that the glaze doesn’t burn. Any temp higher than that will cause your roast to dry out and the crust to blacken.

Why Did My Garlic Change Colors?

Oh the magic of science! Fresh garlic often turns greenish blue when baked. It’s in no way unsafe to eat, but it is a cool reaction! Having your oven too high of a temperature for too long may also result in the garlic turning black.

Is It Okay To Eat Pork That’s Still Pink?

Food health regulators have determined that eating pork that still has some pink to it is completely safe as long as it reaches a minimum of 145F degrees.
Consider it the medium-rare area and 160 being the well done. As long as you’re somewhere in that realm, your pork is safe and not too over or undercooked.

What Sides Go With Brown Sugar Garlic Pork?

Our favorite sides include steamed broccoli, baked beans, loaded mashed potatoes, and salads. The flavors pair well with just about anything, ut picking food with a more subtle flavor can really help to make it the star of the plate.

How to Make Garlic and Brown Sugar Crusted Pork Roast

Preheat the oven to 425F degrees.

Line a baking dish with parchment paper and then place your roast fat side up in the middle.

Rub kosher salt and minced garlic over the roast.

Place the roast in the oven and bake at 425F for 20 minutes.

Turn the heat down to 325F degrees and cook until the pork’s internal temperature is 100 degrees (about 45min-1hour).

In a small saucepot on the stove combine brown sugar, red pepper flakes, vinegar, and honey. Stir and let simmer over medium heat until for about 1-2 minutes. Don’t let it boil, we just want the sugar to dissolve a little bit.

Pull the roast from the oven and cover it in this glaze.

Place it back in the oven to finish cooking.

When the pork roast reaches 145F degrees, it’s safe to remove from the oven. Let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing- preferably let it wait 10 minutes.

Slice your pork and serve.

sliced pork roast on a dinner plate

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Garlic and Brown Sugar Crusted Pork Roast

An absolutely delicious and juicy roast isn't far away. With this brown sugar and garlic crust you can seal in the flavor, get that crisp fatty crust and still get the perfectly cooked pork you're looking for.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: glaze for pork roast, pork roast recipe
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 581kcal
Cost: $10

Ingredients

  • 1 4lb Pork roast
  • 2 tbsp Minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp Honey or Agave
  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425F degrees.
  • Line baking dish with parchment paper and place roast fat side up in the middle.
  • Rub the kosher salt and minced garlic all over the over the roast. Cover the tops and sides with it.
  • Bake at 425F for 20 minutes.
  • Turn the heat down to 325F degrees. When the pork reaches 100F degrees begin making the glaze.
  • In a small saucepot on the stove combine the brown sugar, red pepper flakes, vinegar, and honey. Stir and let simmer over medium heat until for about 1-2 minutes. Don't let it boil, we just let the sugar dissolve a bit. It will be thick and paste-like.
  • Pull the roast from the oven and cover it in this glaze. Rub it over the tops and sides with a pastry brush or spoon. Try to get in the nooks and crannies.
  • Put it back in the oven to finish cooking.
  • When the pork roast reaches 145F degrees, it's safe to remove from the oven. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
  • Slice your pork and serve.
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Nutrition

Serving: 5g | Calories: 581kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 76.3g | Fat: 7.9g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 235.7mg | Sodium: 205.4mg | Potassium: 1528.6mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 46.2g | Vitamin A: 7.5IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 61.6mg | Iron: 4mg

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garlic brown sugar pork roast

You’re going to love this brown sugar and garlic crusted pork roast! It’s such a simple and easy roast recipe that anyone can do it!

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