Roasted Pork Loin with Peach BBQ Sauce

Total Time:
1 hr 45 min
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr 10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Pork and Peach BBQ Sauce:
  • 4 cups peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, minced
  • One 2 1/2-pound boneless pork loin roast
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • Smashed Potatoes:
  • 1 1/2 pounds small Yukon gold potatoes
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
Directions
  • For the pork and peach bbq sauce: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Combine the peaches, brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and ginger in a food processor or blender.

  • Pat the pork dry with paper towels and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Reserve half (about 2 cups) of the peach BBQ sauce and set aside. Transfer the pork, fat-side up, to a rack over a heavy-bottomed roasting pan and brush the rest of the sauce all over the pork. Add the stock to the bottom of the roasting pan.

  • Roast the pork until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part reads 140 degrees F, about 1 hour.

  • For the smashed potatoes: Meanwhile, place the potatoes in large pot and cover with salted cold water. The potatoes will soak up that salt like pasta and it will make a big difference in flavor. Cover and bring to a boil and cook until fork-tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Drain the potatoes, and return them to the same pot, allowing them to dry. Heat the half-and-half and butter in a small saucepot over low heat. Add the mixture to the potatoes along with the cream cheese and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Smash the potatoes with a potato masher and set aside, keeping warm until ready to serve.

  • For serving the pork: Transfer the pork to a baking sheet to rest for 10 minutes, and then thinly slice half of the loin. Store and reserve the other half for leftovers.

  • Remove the rack from the roasting pan and place on the stove over medium-high heat. Whisk in the reserved BBQ sauce and scrape the bottom of the pan to incorporate the browned sauce. Cook until slightly reduced and thickened, about 10 minutes.

  • Serve the sliced pork with the reduced peach BBQ sauce and the smashed potatoes.


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