Estonian Honey Mustard Pork Roast

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Looking for a holiday-worthy roast recipe that is simple to make? This traditional Estonian Honey Mustard Pork Roast with garlic and rosemary will be the star of your holiday dinner!

 

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Not only is it delicious, it requires just five easy ingredients (plus salt and pepper). It is perfect for holidays, Sunday dinner, or a special occasion.

 

This roast is gluten-free, dairy-free, Keto and Paleo approved, in case you follow any dietary restrictions. 

 

Recipe for this oven-baked, mustard and honey pork roast is adapted from Pille and her Nami-Nami (yummy-yummy) Estonian blog.

 

HERE’S WHY YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THIS HONEY MUSTARD PORK ROAST:

 

This oven-roasted pork whips up in minutes with just a few basic ingredients but tastes like you slaved all day and will have friends and family coming back for seconds (and thirds).

 

pork roast on a serving platter with roasted vegetables

 

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED FOR PORK ROAST?

 

  • Boneless pork shoulder
  • Honey
  • Mustard
  • Garlic
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Salt and Pepper

 

Ingredients for mustard and honey pork roast

 

WHAT KIND OF MUSTARD IS BEST FOR THIS RECIPE?

 

Pille suggests Estonian Põltsamaa mustard, but that could prove challenging to find here in the States. Estonian mustard is very strong and spicy.

 

If you can’t find the original, use spicy horseradish mustard. For less spiciness, use grainy Dijon mustard.

 

WHAT IS THE BEST CUT OF PORK FOR ROASTING?

 

Assuming you’re making this roast for your family’s Christmas dinner, or any other holiday or large gathering occasion, you will want boneless pork shoulder, also called Boston butt.

 

However, if cooking for two, pork loin would be the better choice for a single dinner (unless you want to freeze leftovers for future meals).

 

The roast of pork out of the oven

 

WHAT TO SERVE WITH HONEY MUSTARD PORK ROAST?

 

In Estonia, the roast is usually served with black pudding (blood sausages), the most traditional Estonian dish, as well as potatoes, vegetables, lingonberry jam, sauerkraut, pickled pumpkin, jellied meat, and Estonian black bread.

 

You might enjoy this roast with dairy-free mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetables (kids would love mac and cheese) or serve stuffed buttercup for an impressive and hearty side.

 

Pair with a light, refreshing salad for a well-rounded meal. If you prefer, make the gravy to go with your roast.

 

How to make gravy with pan drippings?

 

  • Strain drippings from roasting pan into a measuring cup; skim fat. Add enough water to the drippings to measure 1-1/2 cups.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk 2 tablespoons of flour and 1/3 cup water until smooth. Gradually whisk in drippings mixture. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Season the gravy with salt and pepper if necessary.

 

CAN I FREEZE LEFTOVER PORK ROAST WITH HONEY AND MUSTARD?

 

You should freeze the refrigerated leftover roast if you don’t use it within 3-4 days. Slice the meat and place in a freezer bag or an airtight container for up to six months.

 

Simple roast of pork with mustard and honey

 

HOW TO USE LEFTOVER PORK ROAST?

 

You can warm it up and serve with your favorite side, or try one of these ideas to use up extra meat:

 

  • Make pork tacos.
  • Use it up in sandwiches.
  • Add it to casseroles (swap turkey with pork in this recipe).
  • Make pot pies (add to this vegetarian recipe).
  • It’s perfect for breakfast casseroles (substitute ham in this recipe with roast).
  • Mix with BBQ and add it to pita wraps.
  • Make pork stir-fry.
  • Use instead of ground beef to make Shepherd’s Pie.

 

HOW TO MAKE HONEY MUSTARD PORK ROAST?

 

*Details and the printable recipe are available at the bottom of this post.

 

This delicious dish is super easy to make:

 

  1. Make the marinade – mix the honey, mustard, garlic, rosemary, and salt and pepper.
  2. Prep the meat – rub the marinade into the meat, cover, and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
  3. Bake the meat – roast in a preheated oven for about 2 hours.

 

Easy steps to making the Estonian holiday pork roast

 

HOW DO I REHEAT ROASTED PORK?

 

If you have a large piece of roast leftover, it’s best to cut it into large slices so you can quickly reheat the portion you need.

 

Reheat in the oven:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the meat into an oven-safe dish and cook for about 20 minutes.

 

Reheat in a microwave:

  • Put the meat into a microwave-safe dish and cook for about 5 minutes (or use the reheat setting on your microwave).

 

PRO TIPS/RECIPE NOTES:

 

  • If you prefer a robust meat flavor, substitute the honey with molasses. Maple syrup can also be used.
  • Cut grid-shaped incisions into the rind or fat side of the roast with a sharp knife. This decorates the meat and helps to cut at the table.
  • Make-ahead: prep the meat, cover, and refrigerate for 1-2 days. Bring to room temperature before roasting.
  • You can serve the roast cold cut-style. Make ahead, then slice your roast as thinly as you possibly can.

 

 

Serving honey mustard pork roast

 

IF YOU LOVE HONEY-MUSTARD GLAZE, TRY THIS RECIPE:

 

HONEY MUSTARD SALMON FILET

 

MORE PORK RECIPES YOU WILL LOVE:

 

ROASTED PORK TENDERLOIN

SKILLET GIPSY SCHNITZEL

HONEY-GLAZED PORK CHOPS

ROASTED PORK RIBS WITH HONEY GLAZE

 

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pork roast on a serving platter with roasted vegetables
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Honey Mustard Pork Roast

This Estonian recipe for Honey Mustard Pork Roast is traditionally served for Christmas and it's perfect for when you need something simple and easy to prepare.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Resting Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time3 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Estonian
Servings: 8
Author: Jas

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3-4 pounds boneless pork shoulder Boston butt
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 4 tablespoons mustard see notes in the post
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 teaspoons each salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS:

  • In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup raw honey with 4 tablespoons horseradish mustard, 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary leaves, 2 teaspoons of salt, and 2 teaspoons pepper.
  • Massage the honey-mustard marinade evenly into the 3-4 pounds of pork shoulder. Place the meat (rind or fat-side up) into a large baking dish. Cover with the lid or foil and let sit at room temperature for one hour.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Roast the meat for about 1 hour, then remove the lid or foil and continue to cook for additional 30 minutes, basting it with its juices once or twice, until a thermometer reads 150 degrees Fahrenheit (temperature of the roast will continue to rise about 5-10 degrees upon standing).
  • Remove the roast to a platter. Tent with foil; let stand 10-15 minutes before slicing.

RECIPE NOTES:

  • If you prefer a robust meat flavor, substitute the honey with molasses. Maple syrup can also be used.
  • Cut grid-shaped incisions into the rind or fat side of the roast with a sharp knife. This decorates the meat and helps to cut at the table.
  • Make-ahead: prep the meat, cover, and refrigerate for 1-2 days. Bring to room temperature before roasting.
  • You can serve the roast cold cut-style. Make ahead, then slice your roast as thinly as you possibly can.
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NUTRITIONS:

Nutrition Facts
Honey Mustard Pork Roast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 759mg32%
Potassium 663mg19%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 7IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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14 Comment

  1. Reply
    Sara Welch
    November 19, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    What a beautiful dish! Definitely worthy of a restaurant, indeed!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 19, 2019 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you, Sara! 🙂

  2. Reply
    Jamie
    November 19, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Oh wow this looks perfect for a holiday dinner party! I’m saving this recipe so I can make this over the weekend!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 19, 2019 at 9:22 pm

      Thank you, Jamie! Enjoy 😀

  3. Reply
    Colleen
    November 19, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    This roast looks incredible, and the seasonings sound delectable. I’m putting on my list to get the ingredients for next weekend.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 19, 2019 at 9:22 pm

      I hope you like it as much as we do! Thanks! 🙂

  4. Reply
    Erika
    November 19, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    What a great pork roast. The honey mustard sounds perfect!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

      Thanks, Erika! Simple ingredients but so flavorful 🙂

  5. Reply
    Emily
    November 19, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Love everything about this delicious pork roast! The honey mustard flavor is amazing!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 20, 2019 at 10:03 am

      Hi, Emily! Honey mustard is good on anything. We love it with salmon as well. 🙂

  6. Reply
    Ron
    November 26, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Jas, you know Estonia is just around the corner from us so I must give this a try. Over this way pork is the protein of choice and mustard comes in many versions, so this is a natural for us. I think I might even be able to find some Estonian mustard. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      November 26, 2019 at 7:45 pm

      Hi, Ron! I know you’re neighbors and I’m sure you can find their mustard but any spicy mustard will do. 🙂 Thanks for stopping in!

  7. Reply
    Michael Simmons
    December 5, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Thank you for this wonderful recipe, Jas! Had to put together a quick dinner for ten people. This provided an incredible fragrance in the kitchen when guests arrived and lots of positive comments from guests.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 5, 2019 at 9:28 pm

      I’m so glad you like it, Michael!
      On the other note, I was taken aback by your name because I had a dear friend and coworker Michael Simmons who past away a few years ago.

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