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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Horseradish and Whole Grain Mustard Encrusted Pork Loin

I've had this recipe in my small recipe box for years so when a local friend of mine was looking for a way to make pork loin for her family, this was the recipe I went to. This "paste" as I like to call it, is so easy and quick to prepare. She has since made it this way twice that I'm aware of and her family really loves it. 

So when Marina from Circle B Ranch contacted me to see if I'd be interested in trying some of their products, I didn't hesitate and knew exactly what I wanted to make with them. 

Circle B Ranch, located in Missouri, provides a safe, all-natural home to breed, farrow and raise 100% Heritage Pork. The farm is run naturally, sustainably and humanely and is owned and operated by John and Marina Backes.  Their naturally grown pork is rich in Omega 3 fat, vitamin D and is free from growth hormones, steroids and antibiotics. They have also received their Certified Humane Raised and Handled logo and pride themselves on the treatment of their animals.  By receiving this logo, it is official: Circle B Ranch humanely handles their animals from birth to harvest. 
My family and I found these pork chops to be exceptionally juicy, tender and delicious and overall, really enjoyed them. If you're ordering them online, they were packed securely, were fully insulated and frozen and arrived quickly.  

Horseradish and Whole Grain Mustard Encrusted Pork Loin Chops
4 1-2" Thick Center Cut Pork Loin Chops
2 tbsp. Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
2 tbsp. Horseradish
2 tbsp. Pecorino Romano Cheese, grated
2 tbsp. Fresh Rosemary, chopped
1 tbsp. Canola Oil
Kosher Salt
Fresh Ground Black Pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350.  
2. Allow the meat to come to room temperature for 15-20 minutes prior to placing it in the oven. 
3. In a small bowl, combine the mustard, horseradish, cheese, rosemary, oil, salt and pepper together to form a paste; then portion it evenly on top of each chop. 
4. Bake for 40-50 minutes; depending on your desired doneness. Serves 4. 

*Nutritional Information per Serving: Calories 203, Carbs .8 Fat 9.3g, Protein 26.8g, Fiber .2g
*Calculations based on ingredients entered into CalorieCount and may not be 100% accurate. 

I generally use this paste on a Pork Loin Roast, which is also wonderful. Add your roast to a roasting pan, spread the paste on top, add a liquid to the bottom (I like to use white wine or chicken broth); then bake your roast for 20-30 minutes per pound until it has reached the proper internal temperature (160 degrees=Medium; 170 degrees= Well Done). 

Disclaimer: I received these products free from Circle B Ranch. All opinions are my own based on my own personal experiences. For more information on Circle B Ranch or how you can purchase this product , please visit their website.


  1. This looks really good! My husband is not a steak guy, he's a pork guy. This may be his Vday dinner next Monday!

    1. Glad I could help, it's also a great rub to put on a roast!

  2. We love pork here--in fact I just polished off some pork and white bean chili for lunch!
    This looks very delicious!


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