Mediterranean Pork Roast

Here’s a wonderful no-fail dinner. So easy, totally delicious, wonderful for company and the best leftovers you are ever going to have. It’s one of those kind of things when I think about it, my mouth starts to salivate. The trick is to start with a pork loin with the fat cap on it. If you ask your butcher, he or she will help you with that. It’s really fun to make a custom spice mixture. I love all of the reds, like Sumac, Aleppo Pepper, and smoked Paprika to name a few. Here, to kick it up a notch I added Coriander.

This recipe originated from Traeger Grills recipe “BBQ Ancho-Rubbed Pork Loin”, but I’ve changed it up and made it my own with some Mediterranean spices.

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Mediterranean Pork Roast

  • Author: nocrumbsleft
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1 3 LB pork loin with fat cap
  • 1/2 cup ancho chile powder
  • 2 Tbsp mustard powder
  • 2 Tbsp coriander
  • 3 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp Sumac
  • 1 Tbsp Aleppo pepper
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp chile de Arbol


  1. Stir all the rub ingredients together in a bowl to combine well.
  2. Place the pork loin on plastic wrap and rub the mixture all over to season the pork throughly. Wrap the plastic around the loin and marinate for at least an hour, or overnight.
  3.  When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 375 F and preheat 10-15 minutes with the lid closed.
  4. Place the pork loin in the grill and cook 30-35 minutes.
  5. Remove and let rest 15-20 minutes.
  6. Slice and Serve.

Keywords: pork roast recipe, grilled pork roast

3 thoughts on “Mediterranean Pork Roast

  1. Looks and sounds amazing!!

  2. Wow, this looks GREAT. I have been looking for new recipes to finish out my Whole30, and I will definitely have to try this one!

  3. There will be a time (168 school days) when I’ll have more time than I know what to do with to plan and follow the Whole 30….But I’ll be doing this for sure way before that!

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