Affordable, Easy Dinner Idea
Maple Mustard Pork Loin
Make Ahead Meal
A Crowd Feeder

This maple mustard pork loin is a very affordable crowd feeder. If you are not a poultry person, this is a great substitute of other kind of white meat.

Maple Mustard Pork Loin

Prep Time: 10-15 Minutes   Cook Time: 2 Hours   Serving: 6-8

I use 2 different kinds of Dijon mustard in this recipe for the texture purposes. But you can definitely narrow down to one kind.

I used honey instead of maple syrup in the marinade because honey is thicker that helps the marinade to stick on the meat. But please feel free to replace it with maple syrup.

Maple Mustard Pork Loin
Make Ahead Meal

You may not get back home after work until it is almost dark. I understand that you want to get dinner over with ASAP.

So, feel free to cook this maple mustard pork loin during the weekend. Slice up the meat about 3/4 - 1" thick after it is completely cool and store it in the fridge.

On the day of serving, single layer the meat on a baking sheet and covered with aluminum foil. Warm the meat at 250F for 30-45 minutes until it is warm through.

In my family, we love to serve any pork dinner with warm cinnamon apples and rice. While you are cooking or warming the pork loin in the oven, utilize this time to prepare and cook the apples and rice.

5 pounds pork loin
Non-stick cooking spray

1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoon honey
1 cup Dijon mustard (smooth)
1/4 cup EVOO

1/2 cup Maple Syrup
1 cup Dijon Mustard (with grains)
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

  1. Trim the fat on top of the pork loin and discard
  2. Just leave a thin layer on top
  3. Should be as thin as a skin
  4. Whisk all the marinade ingredients in a big roasting pan or bowl that will fit the pork loin
  5. Massage the meat with the marinade for 3-5 minutes
  6. Chill it in the fridge overnight
  7. Let pork loin sit in room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking
  8. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil for easy clean-up later
  9. Coat the pan with non-stick cooking spray
  10. Preheat oven at 425F
  11. Transfer the meat into the foil lined roasting pan and cover with the marinade
  12. Cook for 2 hours and 15-30 minutes until the meat thermometer inserted in the middle with immediate temperature reading 170F
  13. Rest for 10 minutes before slicing the meat and serve along with dressing

For preparing dressing

  1. 10-15 minutes before serving, combine all ingredients of the dressing into a saucepan and warm it up at low heat
  2. Taste and adjust seasonings and serve alongside with the meat

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