If pork meat is one of your favorites, this is one of those must-try recipes you should cook once in your life. Serving this recipe at family dinners makes it a family favorite item. And yes, this recipe deserves to be on my favorite list. The crispy outer core and inner delicious make it flavorful tender meat recipe. It is one of those heaven-made combinations. 2lb of pork loin is ready in an air fryer under an hour. This speedy, tasty recipe is a lifesaver for sudden-night dinners. Serve it with any of your favorite side dishes.
You will forget your oven, the burst of flavors, juicy meat, having a perfect brown crispy outer core. This is obtained as we roast loin pork in air fryer. Roasting this pork loin in air fryer is one of the best, quickest, and easiest ways to make it.
Essentials for the recipe
There are some requirements for making this recipe. You must have the following ingredients to make this dish with air fryer.
- One tablespoon of olive oil/oil spray
- 2 and ½ lb. of boneless pork loin
- Black pepper 1 teaspoon
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- One teaspoon of brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon of cayenne
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- Smoked paprika 1 teaspoon
- 1 and a half teaspoon ground mustard
- One teaspoon of salt
We also need to prepare the gravy to serve the roast. It is optional, you can make anything you want. But this gravy is perfect for pork loin roast
- Chicken broth
- Salt per taste
- Black pepper, according to your need
- Cornstarch 2 tablespoons
- Paprika powder 1 teaspoon
- Or any other seasoning if you want to add for taste
The other essentials for this recipe include the
- An air fryer
- Pair of tongs
Healthy, nutritious, tasty, rich, tempting air-fried pork loin
If you have all of your required ingredients, follow the recipe. This recipe is quick and delicious; it will require less time as compared to roast prepared in an oven or stove. The flavors and taste are exceptional. Every single person will love this rich, juicy, extremely crispy pork meat prepared in air fryer.
Prepare the seasoning
The first step of making this dish is to mix all the ingredients in a small bowl. Get your meat and massage it with the olive oil, along with the seasoning you prepare. Make sure to massage it properly all over the pork loin and cover every inch properly. Allow the seasoned meat to rest for some time. This will result in juicy pork roast.
Preheat of air fryer
Now, turn on your cooking tool at the temperature of 350 degrees. You can spray the basket of air fryer if there are chances of sticking of meat. Parchment paper, silicon cubes, etc., are also available in the market for the same purpose.
Cooking of meat
Place your seasoned pork tenderloin in the air fryer. Cook your meat in already adjusted air fryer for about 40 to 50 minutes just like we do in case of eye round steaks.This cooking period varies for different air fryers, so continuously check whether the meat is cooked or not.
Prepare the gravy
This dish appears complete with some perfect serving. For this task prepare this delicious gravy for roast. Here are steps for gravy made with chicken in air fryer.
- Take a saucepan, or you can also use an air fryer.
- Add chicken broth about 1 cup to the pan, and mix all the seasonings you have.
- If some seasonings are left from marinated pork, add these to a saucepan. More precisely, you can go for anything you want to add.
- Continuously rub and mix it, and allow it to simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Mix the cornstarch with 4 tablespoons of cold water.
- Slowly add it to the saucepan and stir it continuously until thickened. Allow it to cook for some time. As soon as you get your desired thickness, stop further cooking of gravy.
- Your delicious gravy is ready to boost the flavors of tasty, tempting, juicy pork loin roast.
Flip the roast
As the halfway done, flip this piece of roasted pork loin with tongs. This is not a mandatory step, but if you flip the piece, it will be beneficial for you. This will provide you with perfectly cooked meat from all sides.
Transfer to plate
As soon as the meat is done. Remove it from the air fryer and place it on a plate.
Serve the pork
Allow your prepared pork meat to rest for 5 minutes. Serve it with this delicious gravy you can also go for your favorite dressings or sauces as in beef steaks. This will be one of the best roasts of pork loin you ever had.
Notes for roasting the pork in air fryer
This recipe is simple, fast, easy, and tasty to make. Yes, you can prepare it for any gathering without any fear. It’s taste is incredible. The richness of spices, perfect seasoning, outer brown crispy crust, tenderness of the meat, and juicy pork appear like a dream. The most unexpected thing is the time mostly roasting meat requires a lot of time. But this delicious meat is ready with an air fryer in under 1 hour.
Here are some important instructions that you should follow. These points are easy and effortless. These make your food more tempting and delicious.
Size of pork loin
The time needed to cook meat depends on the size of the pork. If the piece is bigger, it will need more time, but if you are roasting a smaller piece, then time needed will be less as compared to time required by a bigger one. So, the ideal size for cooking the meat in air fryer is 2.5lb. If you are cooking a piece bigger than this, you will need to increase the time. Rise the cooking period for about 10 to 20 minutes for larger-sized pork loin.
Brand of air fryer
Your brand for your cooking appliance plays a vital role. If a brand is good then we will need less time to quick. It will be easy to prepare meals in short intervals. But cooking consumes a lot of time, which probably means the air fryer is quite slow.
So, the overall time will depend upon the brand. You may have to cook the roast for an extra 10 to 15 minutes because of your air fryer. One can also face the condition of overcooking because of speedy fryers.
Continuously checking the meat is a good thing to do. In this way, both of the above conditions will be prevented. Observations are good for better cooking.
Check the temperature
We will need a thermometer to measure the exact temperature of perfectly cooked pork. Grab an instant-read thermometer and insert it into the meat. Check the doneness of the meat. If the internal temperature becomes 145 to 160 degrees F, then your roast is ready. If not, allow the meat to cook for some minutes and recheck the temperature.
Allowing it to rest
Another important point that appears negligible is placing pork on plate before serving. This rest for 5 to 10 minutes is good. Actually, the meat is still cooking, no matter if you have removed it from the fryer. So, it is better to allow your pork loin roast to rest for a while before serving it.
Rest after seasoning
After applying the seasoning to the pork meat, allow it to rest for about 10 minutes. Before applying seasoning, brush your meat with oil. The application of oil and resting of meat results in the juiciness and tenderness of the pork. Oiling also results in a crispy brown outer layer.
Storing the leftovers
After the big dinner, if there are still some leftovers of this recipe, you can preserve them for later use. Take air-tight packages or containers and fill them with leftovers. Please place it in the refrigerator. You can use it for 3 to 4 days. Freezing of roasted pork is not a good idea.
The bottom line
Roasted pork loin, prepared in an air fryer, is the most tasty pork roast you ever try. The flavors are amazing, with incredible and unique taste. It is the perfect treat for a family gathering, easy to prepare, and tasty and delicious. You should try this quick recipe in your air fryer and enjoy flavorful pork.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some critical issues related to this recipe
Can roast get dry?
Yes, in an air fryer, this roast can get a bit dry. If you want to prevent your meat from getting dried, oiling is the only way. This makes your pork juicy and prevents it from getting dried in an air fryer.
How much time is required to cook frozen pork?
Although they say not to freeze the roast, but still if you have frozen pork meat, you can cook it in an air fryer. But it will require about 50% more time to cook. So, this will consume time.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes
Total time: 1 hour
Course: Main course
Marco Bianchi, a culinary virtuoso with a flair for innovation, has made a name for himself as a celebrated chef in the United States. Born with a passion for cooking, Marco’s culinary journey began in his early years, inspired by the diverse flavors and techniques he encountered.