Health & Medical Eating & Food

How Long Should That Pork Roast Rest Before Slicing?

 Meat continues cooking after removal from the oven, so will increase in temperature. A roast also needs time to redistribute the juices. If you slice the meat right out of the oven, the juices will pool in the platter, leaving the meat with less moisture throughout.

Depending on the size of the roast, it should rest for 10 to 20 minutes. To keep the roast warm, place it on a warm plate and loosely tent with foil.

Note: Cook pork to an internal temperature of at least 145° F. Ground pork must be cooked to at least 160° F.*

You Might Also Like

Cajun Roast Pork Loin

Spicy seasonings add flavor to this great tasting pork loin roast. Use homemade salt-free Cajun seasoning or a favorite brand or blend.

Pork Loin Rib Roast

A center cut pork rib roast is brined then roasted with a spiced rub mixture. This would make a great holiday roast, or make it for a family Sunday dinner.

Honey Glazed Pork Loin Roast

Apple juice and honey are combined to make the simple glaze for this pork loin roast. Serve this flavorful roast with mashed potatoes and fresh cooked vegetables for a great tasting family meal.

*Pork safe temperatures from U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Leave a reply