Recipe from registered dietitian Tracey Burg
- 2 lbs. pork loin roast
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp. Mrs. Dash Seasoning
- 2 tsp. oil
- 2 Tbsp. onion, minced
- 2 cups apple cider or apple juice
- 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Peel garlic cloves and cut into small pieces. With the tip of a sharp knife
make slits in the pork loin. Stick the garlic pieces into the slits.
- In a small bowl mix the pepper, Mrs. Dash seasoning, and dried thyme. Rub
the mixture over the pork loin.
- In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, add the oil then sear the meat
on all sides until browned, about 5-8 minutes.
- Place pork loin in a roasting pan and cook for 1 hour or until the
thermometer reads at least 145 degrees.
- Remove roast from pan. Let roast sit for 10 minutes.
- For the sauce: In a small bowl mix the apple cider with the cornstarch. Add
the onion to the sauté pan that was used to brown the pork and cook for 2
minutes until slightly browned. Add the apple cider mixture, cranberries, and
spices to the pan and simmer, stirring for 5 minutes until the sauce thickens
and the cranberries begin to split. Serve with the sliced roast pork.
Nutritional information per serving:
- Calories: 168
- Carbohydrates: 9 g
- Total Fat: 7 g
- Cholesterol: 73 mg
- Saturated Fat: 1 g
- Dietary Fiber: 0 g
- Sodium: 62 mg
- Protein: 23 g
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