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Cuban Glazed Pork Loin

Cuban Glazed Pork LoinRecipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 1/4 to 3 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin roast
1 lime
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks (optional)
1 large red onion, cut into 1-inch wedges (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Arrange the pork roast in the center of a shallow roasting pan.
  2. Grate the zest of the lime into a small bowl. Juice the lime and add 1 tablespoon to the bowl; reserve remaining juice for another use. Stir the remaining ingredients into the bowl. Spread the citrus mixture over the surface of the pork. Surround the pork with the sweet potatoes and onion if desired.
  3. Roast 20 minutes per pound or about 65 to 70 minutes (22 minutes per pound if roast is rolled and tied) until the internal temperature on an instant read thermometer reaches 145°F (62.7°C).
  4. Remove from oven and let the roast rest for 10 minutes before slicing to serve.

Makes 12 servings.

Serving Suggestion: Slice slightly over a third of the roast, surround with roasted vegetables if desired; and serve. Reserve the remaining roast, cut in cubes and refrigerate, covered, for two additional meals.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 160; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 80mg; Total Carbs: 3g; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 26g; Sodium: 210mg.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.