Tequila Lemon Roasted Pork Loin

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Celebrate the end of the summer with a tequila lemon roasted pork loin!

Tasty tequila lemon roasted pork loin dinner
Tasty tequila lemon roasted pork loin dinner

This pork loin recipe is a sponsored collaboration with the National Pork Board, with whom I have been teaming up with to create delicious and nutritional pork recipes all summer long going through Hispanic Heritage Month. The tequila lemon roasted pork loin is inspired by the famous margarita cocktail. Using tequila reposado and citrus juices to make a flavorful dish that is ready in forty minutes.

Learn about the National Pork Board’s “Pork Es Sabor”

Did you know that the National Pork Board kicked off this grilling season with Pork Es Sabor“? The objective behind this effort is to generate awareness about the key health and flavor benefits of pork. A new National Pork Board study revealed that sales and consumption of pork will continue to increase. It also indicated that pork loin roast is one of the preferred pork cuts in Hispanic and African American households. We can understand this because pork is tasty, and an excellent option to serve as part of our weekly menu and when entertaining at home.

Cook this yummy recipe today!

Ingredients and preparation process for the tequila lemon roasted pork loin recipe
Ingredients and preparation process for the tequila lemon roasted pork loin recipe

Shop for a pork loin roast, one yellow lemon, orange juice, tequila reposado for a smoky flavor note, cumin, garlic and Latin spice mix with salt and oregano. Season the pork loin roast with the spices, the orange juice, tequila and lemon slices. Marinade in a vacuum sealed bag inside the refrigerator for two hours for more flavor. Roast in the oven at 325ºF for 40 minutes. The pork loin roast will be ready when reaching an internal temperature of 145ºF. Rest for three minutes before slicing to preserve the juices.

Watch the video for the step by step recipe details

There is no doubt that this tequila lemon roasted pork loin is a hassle free recipe to prepare for an upcoming party or a special dinner with the family and friends. It is simple to make and everybody will be pleased with the flavors and pairings. My suggestion is to serve this tequila lemon roasted pork loin with homemade pinto beans, garlic cilantro rice, avocado slices and spicy habanero pickled onions for a perfect meal.

Juicy and extremely flavorful tequila lemon roasted pork loin
Juicy and extremely flavorful tequila lemon roasted pork loin

Pork is a high-quality protein

There are many ways you can enjoy pork’s delicious flavor and its nutritional benefits. Pork is easy to prepare, convenient to cook and you can oven roast it without adding extra calories. For recipe ideas and more information, please visit ​PorkEsSabor.com and ​follow​ along on social media at @PorkEsSabor on Facebook​, ​Twitter​, and Instagram​. ​Join​ the conversation using #PorkEsSabor.

Serving the tequila lemon roasted pork loin with all the fixings
Serving the tequila lemon roasted pork loin with all the fixings

Tequila Lemon Roasted Pork Loin

Chef Adriana Martin
The tequila lemon roasted pork loin is inspired by my Mexican roots and the famous margarita cocktail, using tequila reposado, citrus juices and Mexican spices to make a flavorful dish that is ready in forty minutes. 
4.96 from 21 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Resting Time 2 hrs
Total Time 50 mins
Course Pork, Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 8 people
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pork loin roast 2 pounds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Latin spice mix with salt, black pepper and oregano
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 ounces tequila reposado
  • 1 yellow lemon cut in slices

Instructions
 

  • Place the pork loin in a roasting pan and season it with the spices. Add the orange juice and the tequila. Finally add the lemon slices. 
  • Roast the pork loin in the oven at 325ºF for 40 minutes.  Use a meat thermometer to make sure pork loin roast has cooked. The pork loin roast will be ready when reaching an internal temperature of 145ºF.
  • Serve the tequila lemon roasted pork loin with beans, garlic cilantro rice, avocado slices and habanero pickled onions. 

Video

Notes

  • It is recommended to marinade the pork loin in a vacuum sealed bag inside the refrigerator for two hours for more flavor.
  • Rest the pork loin roast for three minutes before slicing to seal the juices.
  • Pork is a high-quality protein food that you can oven roast without adding extra calories.

Nutrition

Serving: 0gCarbohydrates: 0gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgPotassium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gVitamin A: 0IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
Keyword lemon, pork loin, tequila
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Tasty tequila lemon roasted pork loin dinner
Tasty tequila lemon roasted pork loin dinner

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Ellen

5 stars
Such great flavors! We love tequila lime chicken so I bet this is delicious too.

Stephanie Simmons

This sounds absolutely amazing! I need to make this – my hubby loves all types of pork loins!

Jacqueline Debono

5 stars
I love roasted pork loin! Yours is delicious! The attention of tequila must give it quite a kick!

Arjhon

5 stars
I like this one, so interesting to try. I never tried before cooking pork loin with orange juice and the tequila. I will definitely try this one. Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe.

Stine Mari

5 stars
I love the simplicity of this, it is definitely drool worthy! I have never really cooked with tequila, but I like the sound of it.

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