Herb-Rubbed Sirloin Tip Pork Roast

****Excellent rub for any kind of pork roast.  Makes a superb crust and it gets even better with leftovers!


  • 1 1/2 to 2 lb sirloin tip pork roast
  • 1 1/4 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Put all of the ingredients into a small bowl and whisk until blended.  Let it sit for a few minutes for it to meld together the spices and become a bit thicker. It will be a paste-like consistency.
  2. Rinse the roast and pat it dry.  Rub the spice mixture all over the roast, completely covering all sides, nooks and crannies (easiest to use your hands for this).  Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil and place the roast on a rack in the pan.  Do not cover.
  3. Roast for 1 to 1.5 hours and remove from the oven when the meat reaches an internal temperature of 145 to 150 degrees.  Let rest for about 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Recipe Notes

Tips and Stuff: My roast was a little over 2 lb., so I cooked it the entire hour and a half.  It was perfect. Be sure and use smoked paprika.  It adds a great flavor.