The Perfect Pork Roast
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Serves: 4
  • 4 lb. pork roast
Pork Dry Rub
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup paprika
  • 1 tbsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. fine sea salt
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  1. Allow your pork roast to get to room temperature (take out of the fridge & leave on the counter for about 45 minutes).
  2. Mix all the spices together in a medium size bowl to create your pork dry rub. While the pork roast is getting to room temperature- apply the dry rub. Pat the pork roast dry with a paper towel before applying the dry rub. Please note: based on the size of your pork roast, you will only use about ¼-1/2 of the dry rub.
  3. Preheat your oven to 500 degrees.
  4. Put roast (fat side down) in a metal roasting pan & place on the bottom third of your oven.
  5. Bake roast for EXACTLY 5½ minutes per pound. If you have a 4 pound roast- you will bake for 22 minutes.
  6. After baking time is completed, turn off the oven & leave the roast in there for 45 minutes to an hour.
  7. Remove from oven & cover with foil and let rest for 10 minutes. You can also check the internal temperature of the roast to make sure it is done (it should be about 145-150 degrees).
Recipe by Grey Stripes & Denim at