Imagine this: moist, tender pork with a sweet and tangy glaze that is just the right amount of sticky. Slice it thin and serve it up on a plate with your favorite veggies and sides. It’s one of my favorite keto pork recipes, and after you try it, I’m sure it’ll be one of your favorites, too!
Pork loin is the perfect meat for roasting! It cooks quickly, stays moist if you don’t overcook it, and can adapt to many different flavors. Let me show you how to make this show-stopping dish. Hungry? Let’s get started!
Ingredients to Make This Mustard Glazed Pork Loin Recipe
- Pork loin roast
- So Nourished brown sugar substitute or your favorite brand
- Yellow mustard
- Dijon mustard
- Cider vinegar
- Dried thyme
- Garlic powder
- Pink Salt & pepper
What Is Pork Loin?
Pork loin is a long, tender and relatively fat-free cut of pork that is removed from the ribs.
I like to buy it whole when it goes on sale. I cut a few roasts off the long loin, and cut the rest into boneless pork chops, freezing whatever I don’t plan on using right away.
How To Make Mustard Glazed Pork
This recipe really couldn’t be any easier! The toughest part is to make sure you don’t overcook it. Pork loin has very little fat and you want to make sure to cook it to 150-F MAXIMUM so it stays juicy.
- Make the glaze by combining the So Nourished brown sugar substitute with the mustards, cider vinegar, dried thyme, and garlic powder.
- Season the roast with salt and pepper.
- Spread the glaze all over the pork – top, bottom, and sides.
- Roast until perfect!
Special Equipment For This Keto Pork Loin Recipe
- Digital Thermometer – the key to making GREAT roasts is to have a good digital thermometer. It’ll give you an accurate read on the temp of the meat
Chef Jenn’s Tips To Make Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze Pork Roast
- Don’t overcook the pork! Pork is safe to eat at 145-F but I like it just a wee bit more than that so I pull my pork off the heat at 150-F. Use a good digital thermometer to get an accurate temperature for the very best keto pork recipes.
- Let pork rest before slicing it. I pop it onto a cutting board and cover it loosely with a sheet of foil. Let it sit for about 10 minutes before slicing.
- Fresh thyme can be used instead of dried. Just use twice as much.
What To Serve With This Keto Pork Loin Recipe
Keto pork recipes like this go amazingly well with so many different sides, but you don’t want anything too saucy or too flavorful so that the mustard glazed pork stays the star of the show. Some of my top picks would be Brussels Sprouts with Brown Butter and Almonds or Braised Kale with Garlic, and of course, some crunchy keto pickles on the side.
Is This Mustard Glazed Pork Loin Freezer Friendly?
You can freeze cooked pork, but I find that it tends to dry out. Especially this recipe, with no gravy.
To freeze it, chill it thoroughly then wrap it tightly in foil and then put it into a freezer zipper-top bag. Freeze for up to three months.
To eat it again, thaw it and then warm it gently in the oven at 325-F in a covered dish until it is heated through. Try not to overcook it.
Yes! Pork is definitely a great choice if you’re on a keto diet. It is high in protein and isn’t carby, so dig in!
The easy answer is to not overcook it! Pork is safe to eat at 145-F. Use a good digital thermometer to help you cook it perfectly.
There are ZERO carbs in pork loin.
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Step By Step Process to Make This Keto POrk Loin Recipe
Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze Pork Roast
- Season the pork loin with salt and pepper.
- Combine the So Nourished brown sugar substitute, yellow mustard, Dijon mustard, cider vinegar, dried thyme and garlic powder in a small bowl. Mix until smooth.
- Cover the pork loin liberally with the glaze.
- Roast the pork in a pre-heated 350-F oven for about 25 minutes per pound or until the pork is 145 to 150-F internally.
- Let the pork rest, lightly covered with foil, for about 10 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!
A Note on Nutritional Information
Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
Keto doesn’t have to be boring! In fact, there are a gazillion great tasting recipes for every breakfast, lunch, and dinner. From hearty keto soups & chowders to casseroles and family favorites, you could try a new recipe at every meal and never eat the same thing twice!