Herb Rubbed Sirloin Tip Pork Roast

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This simple herb-rubbed pork roast is loaded with flavor and a surprising kick from the peppers and the salt. Pork Sirloin Roast makes a delicious dinner any night of the week. 

This is one of the best pork roasts I have ever tasted and it turns out incredibly tender and juicy every single time. After making this several times now, there is nothing that I would change about this recipe.

A piece of cake on a plate, with Pork and Loin

Pork Sirloin Roast

Every member of my family loves this roast. The first time I made it, I thought it might be too spicy, but even my toddler ate a large portion.

I shared the last bit of it with him for lunch the following day and we were both very happy. This is most definitely a new favorite!

I’ve made this roast countless times now over the past ten years. It is one of our favorite pork roast recipes and it has been a huge hit with everyone who tastes it.

We almost always double this recipe when making it, so that we have lots of leftovers.

Herb Rubbed Pork Roast

Herb Rubbed Pork Roast

Making an excellent pork roast couldn’t be any easier when you use the right herbs and spices.

This blend of cayenne pepper, paprika, onion, and garlic along with lots of dried herbs creates the perfect balance of spicy and fragrant. Rubbing the pork with the herbs and spices before roasting gets delicious flavor into every bite.

The salt in this recipe is adjustable to taste. Personally, we like the salty-ness of the full 2 teaspoons. However, quite a few people have found that to be too salty. So, per reader request, we’ve adjusted it as listed below. I recommend starting with 1 teaspoon of salt and adjusting from there.

Baking this roast in the oven for over an hour results in tender, juicy meat that slices easily. This is by far one of the best roast pork recipes I’ve ever made and we never seem to get tired of it.

Spice blend for pork roast

Pork Sirloin Roast Recipe

With this recipe, you can get a tasty sirloin tip pork roast on the table in just a couple of steps. After rinsing and patting dry your pork, give it a rub down with your spice blend.

Then, bake at 350 degrees until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F. If you cook your roast from room temperature, this should take just about an hour. I cooked mine straight from the fridge so it took closer to 90 minutes.

Let the meat rest for 15 minutes, then slice and serve! Leftovers keep well stored in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple of days.

Herb Rubbed Pork Roast - perfect at 145°F

Herb Rubbed Sirloin Tip Pork Roast tastes impressive enough to serve at any dinner party or important gathering. What no one will guess is just how easy it is to make.

While it does require oven an hour of cooking time, most of that time is hands-off while it roasts in the oven. After mixing the spices together and rubbing them on the pork, you can go about your business while the roast cooks.

The kitchen smells so good whenever this roast is cooking. Every time we make this it takes all my self-control to wait 15 minutes after taking it out of the oven before tasting it.

pork roast - ready to go into the oven

I love a recipe that’s equally suited for an elegant affair and a casual weeknight. This recipe definitely fits the bill. Herb Rubbed Pork Roast goes well with just about any side dish and is a hit with kids and adults alike.

Serve this pork with a side of Roasted Red Potatoes and Sauteed Broccoli and Asparagus with Parmesan. It would also be amazing with Garlic Smashed Potatoes and these copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls.

A piece of cake on a plate, with Pork and Spice rub

Pork Roast Recipes

My family loves pork roast so I make it fairly often. After you discover how delicious this Herb Rubbed Pork Roast is, give these other great pork roast recipes a try.

Italian Red Wine Pork Roast has a rich flavor thanks to cooking it in red wine. If you like Mexican flavors with your pork, check out Mexican Spice Rubbed Pork Roast and Spicy Honey Lime Pork Roast.

Did you know pork roast cooks wonderfully in the slow cooker? We love this Crock-Pot Pork Roast with a Sweet Tangy Glaze and this Crock-Pot Balsamic Brown Sugar Pork Roast.

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Herb Rubbed Pork Roast

Herb Rubbed Sirloin Tip Pork Roast

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This spice and herb crusted pork roast is packed with flavor and a surprising kick from the peppers and the salt. Pork Sirloin Roast makes a delicious dinner any night of the week. 
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Servings: 6 -8 servings


  • 1.5 – 2 lb pork sirloin tip roast
  • tablespoons smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1-2 teaspoons kosher salt adjust to your preference
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Combine all the spices in a small bowl. Add the olive oil and whisk or stir well to combine. Allow this mixture to rest for 15 minutes. It will thicken to a paste-like consistency.
  • Line a small baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack over it. Rinse the roast and pat dry. Rub the spice mixture all over the roast, completely covering all sides with spices.
  • Roast for 60-90 minutes. Remove from the oven when the meat reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Let the roast rest 15 minutes before slicing.


The salt in this recipe is adjustable to taste. Personally, we like the saltiness of the full 2 teaspoons. However, many people have found that to be too salty. So, we’ve adjusted the recipe as shown above. I recommend starting with 1 teaspoon the first time you make this and adjusting from there.
Two additional things to note regarding the cooking time:
When cooking these pork roasts cold, straight from the fridge, they often require about 90 minutes of cooking time. Allowing the meat to rest a while and come closer to room temperature before cooking will shorten the cooking time.
I recommend pulling the roast from the oven when it is closer to 140-142 degrees. While resting on the counter, it will typically increase by 8-10 degrees. So, be careful not to overcook and dry it out. 


Calories: 348kcal · Carbohydrates: 2g · Protein: 61g · Fat: 9g · Saturated Fat: 2g · Cholesterol: 164mg · Sodium: 134mg · Potassium: 1095mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 1g · Vitamin A: 788IU · Calcium: 19mg · Iron: 3mg
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{originally published 10/03/2011 – recipe notes and photos updated 1/4/21}

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  1. Tom says

    This is a yummy roast recipe and uber easy to prep and bake. As an adventurous cook, I made these adjustments: had no cayenne and was hankering for an Asian-flavoured roast so used Chinese 5-spice instead; used 1 tsp of garlic salt instead of separate salt and garlic powder, added all other herbs and used sesame oil instead of olive and WOW this is gonna be a keeper. I also did not have the luxury of letting the meat rest to ro temp before roasting so mine took 1hr 20 mins. Thanks for sharing this brilliant recipe. Cheers5 stars

  2. Trish Stewart says

    Can you use a pork loin roast? I buy a whole loin and cut into roasts and chops. Sounds delicious! Thanks for all the great recipes
    Trish5 stars

  3. C. Stevenson says

    On convection bake, at an altitude of 3500 feet, cooking time is reduced to 55 minutes for a 1.15 lb roast. Tasted great!4 stars

  4. Tristin says

    I’ve made this twice now– how had I never bought a pork sirloin roast before?! My family adored this recipe both times I made it. Followed recipe precisely but subbed rosemary because I prefer it… so that was my only tweak. My husband likes the slightly spicy outer parts. Thanks for a great recipe!5 stars


    I bought a pack of 4 sirloin tip pork roasts at Costco and wasn’t sure what to do with them. I am so happy I came across this recipe. This is a great recipe. It came out perfect! Super easy to make, and very tasty. I love the spicy kick it has. Thank you for the recipe.5 stars

  6. Rick says

    Can you put the spices on the meat Andy let it soak in for 4+ hours to give it more flavor? Or will that not produce the crust when baked?

  7. Richard James says

    Got all ready to make this for Sunday dinner and discovered we were out of olive oil. Substituted sesame oil. Worked well and gave the meat an oriental flair we really liked. As far as I’m concerned, olives are for martinis.5 stars

  8. Claire says

    This roast sounds wonderful. I plan to cook it for Christmas. How large of a pork loin should I get for 5 people (plus leftovers)?