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Brown Sugar Pork Loin with Garlic & Herbs

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 342kcal
Author: Edyta
Brown Sugar Pork Loin with Garlic & Herbs is one of the easiest and most delicious dinners you can make that will surely have people coming back for seconds.
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  • 3 tbsp Salt Himalayan or Kosher
  • 4 cups Water

Pork Loin

  • 2.5 LBS Pork Loin
  • 6 cloves Garlic 5, if the cloves are big; minced
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme dried
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano dried
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil Extra Virgin; you can add up to 3 tablespoon
  • Cooking spray


  • To prepare the brine, dissolve salt in one cup of hot water and then add remaining 2-3 cups of water and let it cool to room temperature. To speed up the process you can add few ice cubes. 
  • Add pork loin to the zip lock and pour over the brine. Place in a bowl and then in a fridge for at least a half an hour.
  • In the meantime, heat up you oven to 375F and prepare the marinade.
  • Add minced garlic, brown sugar, herbs and olive oil into a bowl and mix to combine.
  • Once the brining process is completed, pat the meat dry. Spray your baking dish with cooking spray and place your pork loin in the middle.
  • Rub the garlic/brown sugar/herbs mixture all over the pork loin. Transfer to the oven and cook for 40-45 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 145F. Cover with foil and let rest for 10 minutes (it will continue to cook)


Nutrition Facts
Brown Sugar Pork Loin with Garlic & Herbs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 3593mg156%
Potassium 735mg21%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 3593mg | Potassium: 735mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.3mg