Dad is coming over for dinner tonight! I’m so excited!
In case you were wondering, I am a daddy’s girl all the way. I am so blessed by his unconditional love and support. God was so good to give him to me.
Here’s the situation: My dad is a health fanatic. No carbs. No sugar. Lots of hot sauce and jalapeño peppers on EVERYTHING (I’m not kidding).
That being said, cooking dinner for my dad can be a little difficult. He has a routine of meals he likes to eat daily and doesn’t really venture outside of that. However, I think treating him to something classic and hearty, like a roast pork, will be good for him.
And, can I just say, YUMMM! This is the perfect dish for fall and winter months. It really hits the spot. It’s also really easy to make it your own style!
- 1 2-3 pound pork sirloin tip roast
- 4-6 slices of bacon, chopped
- 2-4 russet potatoes, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped or sliced
- 3-4 sprigs of fresh rosemary, leaves torn off
- 1-2 Tbsp EVOO
- Salt and pepper, or other desired seasoning
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2. Chop bacon into bite size pieces and fry bacon in a heavy bottomed skillet until crispy.
3. Chop potatoes and onions. Set aside.
4. Remove meat from package and lightly coast the roast with oil and season as desired. I just used coarse salt and black pepper. Place in a oven safe roasting dish.
5. Assemble the potatoes, onions, bacon and fresh rosemary around your roast.
6. Cook for approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
7. Remove from oven and let rest for 3 minutes.
8. Slice across the small end of the roast in 1/8 inch slices and serve!
Here is the bacon. Beautiful, right!?
Here is my pork roast & bacon rosemary potatoes before it went in the oven. You can toss the bacon into the potatoes and underneath the roast, too. It’s a shame that we gobbled it all up before I could get a picture of the roast and veggies plated all pretty! However, I think you can get an idea from this photo that it was quite mouthwatering!
Suggestion: I like to serve this delicious roast with a side of sautéed garlic green beans and peas. I would also suggest homemade apple pie for dessert!
Here’s hoping my dad is a fan of this “out of his regular routine” dish! Let me know if you have any questions!