Harvest Pork Roast with Vegetables
Mediterranean flavors and fall harvest vegetables complement this succulent pork roast. This tasty dish is a cinch to prepare and is sure to satisfy any appetite. Younger kids can help by setting the table and older kids can wash and chop your family’s favorite veggies. Top crusty bread slices with herbed butter or honey to complete the meal.
1 (3-pound) pork loin roast
1 (0.7 ounce) package dry Italian salad dressing mix
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
8 cups favorite fall vegetables (potaotes, carrots, sweet potatoes, yams, parsnips, onions, mushrooms, bell peppers) cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C)
- Place pork in shallow roasting pan. Blend Italian salad dressing mix, cumin and oregano in small bowl. Sprinkle half of seasoning mixture over pork; cook uncovered for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until meat thermometer shows the internal temperature has reached 155°F (approximately 65°C).
- While pork is cooking, coat a separate baking dish with vegetable cooking spray and add vegetables. Sprinkle remaining seasoning over vegetables. Cover and roast in oven for 30 minutes. Remove cover, stir and continue roasting 15 to 30 minutes until vegetables are tender.
- When pork reaches 155°F (approximately 65°C) internal temperature, remove from oven and allow to rest 10 minutes. Slice and serve with vegetables.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.