Brown Sugar Dijon Pork Loin

Life is different. We are on day 5 of not going out. I am talking to everyone about the new “normal.” My kids are having a bit of a hard time adjusting to being home, learning online, seeing people (other than family) via the internet, and even when they do go out it is alone. It is different. But, as the leaders of the state and country are talking about this lingering for a month or more we need to make this work for us. They are slowly coming around.

I am struggling to get things done though because I feel like the gatekeeper keeping everyone moving forward right now. I am trying to get myself together too. Our house has definitely moved forward in getting more organized but we still have farther to go. My Travel Agent business has slowed somewhat but trying to help people remember that this will pass and booking and planning for 2021 and 2022 can help us all get through this together. And my blog. Well, I am trying. We are eating well and earlier which is good. But, taking the time to write needs to get moved up my list because I do feel better about life when I can come on here and just share what is going on and how we are coping. Anyway….

This meal is super simple and is great if you want to have kids help you make dinner because it shows them that meals don’t have to be fussy or overly complicated to be delicious.


Another meal we could all agree needs to be made again soon! Since pork is fairly inexpensive here I am always looking for ways to serve it that my family will like. The sauce for this is yummy and they liked it over their roasted potatoes too.

We added roasted asparagus, roasted potatoes and sliced raw veggies to make the meal complete!

  • Servings: 6-10
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 3 lb pork loin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard (creamy and thick)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 13 x 9 casserole dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Place pork loin with fat layer on top in the middle of the casserole dish. Season the pork loin with salt and black pepper.
  3. Generously brush the entire surface of the pork loin (except bottom) with Dijon mustard.
  4. Bake the roast for 30 minutes. While roast is cooking mix brown sugar and molasses together in a small bowl until well blended.
  5. Remove roast from oven and with a spoon press the brown sugar into the top of the roast. Return pan to oven.
  6. Continue cooking for about 20-30 more minutes or until the internal temperature hits between 145 (pink roast) to 155 degrees F (white roast) on a meat thermometer.
    Tip: Large cuts like this pork loin increase in temperature approximately 10° F. while resting. Which means that if you are aiming for 160 F, remove them from the heat at 150° F. followed by a 10 minute rest
  7.  Remove roast from oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Slice and serve with sauce drizzled over the top.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. This is a very good move, adding brown sugar and Dijon mustard. 👏

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  2. Erika says:

    Yes, indeed, life is completely different these days and weeks. For me, it means more time to go for all of my projects I tried to squeeze in whenever possible. Now, all of a sudden, I can do them one at a time, totally relaxed and stressless because my employed job has slowed down too and only needs me 3 days a week and not even complete days.
    Btw. I like the new design of your blog, Marci!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I am glad you are getting more time for projects and some stress free time. Life sure is different and there are some good things definitely coming from this time.


      1. Erika says:

        Thank you, Marci. Yes, let’s hope we make good news of the experience.

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  3. Carol Anne says:

    Ooo nice! This sounds so good!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:


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