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Pork Roast Cooking Time

Pork Roast Cooking Time

Pork meat has very little fat and this is the most important point to keep in mind while cooking a pork roast. Over cooking may result in rough and tasteless dish. So, find out the appropriate cooking time required to cook a pork roast in the following article.
Tastessence Staff
Pork has lots of health benefits and tastes very delicious if cooked properly. When we talk about pork roast, it is known for its juicy and smoky flavor. But the taste and the quality of the pork depends very much on the way it is cooked. Pork has very less fat in its meat. Hence, care should be taken while cooking it. If the fat gets evaporated completely, the pork will become rough and will not taste good at all. So, find out the right cooking time of a pork roast which will help you to make juicy and delicious pork.
Time Required to Cook Pork Roast (Per Pound)
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160º F. The temperature may vary in case of bony meat and the type of recipe. But pork should never be overcooked and the temperature should not exceed 185º F. Pork with bones is cooked faster than boneless. This is because the bone conducts heat and the meat cooks faster. Following are some of the safe cooking times for varieties of pork. The temperature can be checked by inserting the meat thermometer in the thickest part of the meat. The data about the cooking time has been collected from various sources available. This table will help you to maintain the temperature of the pork to make it more delicious and juicy.
Variety of Pork Roast Cooking Time for 1 pound
Loin Roast 20 min
Fresh Hams 20 to 26 min
Boston Butt Roast 45 min
Ribs 30 min
Cured Hams 18 to 20 min
Stuffed Pork Roast 30 min
How to Cook a Pork Roast
Take special care of the cooking time and temperature of the pork roast so as to get the best taste. Following steps will help you to cooking a juicy pork roast.
Ingredients
  • Pork meat
  • 1 Teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of combination of rosemary, sage, thyme and oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
Method
First of all get all the ingredients. Now set the oven at 450º F and leave it for preheating. The pork piece will have a layer of fat on at least one side. Do not remove that layer as it will help in keeping the pork moist and juicy. Now take the olive oil as mentioned in the required ingredients and mix the combination of spices in it. Add salt and pepper to the mixture and mix it well. Now rub this mixture over the pork on all the sides and then place over the roasting pan. Place the roasting pan in the oven and set it for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, reset the oven to 250º F and wait for nearly 30 minutes. Then check the internal temperature of the pork with the meat thermometer. Let it cross the 150º F mark. Now take out the meat from the oven and cover it up with a tin foil. Leave it for 15 minutes. This will increase the meat temperature by 5º F. After 15 minutes cut slices of meat and serve according to choice. You can use the dripped juice from the pork in the further preparation as it will enhance the taste.
Try out the tips about the pork roast recipe and keep the temperature and time in mind. This will help you to make a juicy, delicious and healthy pork roast.