I decided to share this simple and easy way to jazz up a boneless pork roast. I started making these years ago and have tried a few different variations. It always includes a little mustard for tang, a little something sweet (brown sugar, maple syrup or honey) and a little touch of salty via the bacon.
Bacon, Garlic Pork Roast
- 2-3 pound boneless pork roast
- 5-6 garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 tablespoons mustard
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- salt and pepper
- 5-6 pieces of bacon
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Place roast on rack in roasting pan.
Slice garlic cloves into halves or thirds (depending on size) length wise. Using a paring knife, poke holes all over the roast and stuff the garlic cloves in. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper.
Drizzle with mustard and sprinkle with brown sugar.
Tip – If you are using maple syrup or honey instead of brown sugar, you would drizzle to coat and use about 3 tablespoons.
Wrap the roast with the bacon strips and secure with toothpicks.
Add some liquid to the roasting pan. Water always works. Water plus a little orange juice or apple cider is better.
Roast for 15 minutes at 425. Then reduce heat to 375 degrees. Roast for approximately 25 minutes per pound to an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Bacon will be crisped.
Let rest 20 minutes. Slice roast.
Makes excellent leftover sandwiches.