How to cook a pork roast

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A pork loin roast is surprisingly low in fat and a good source of protein; it’s delicious, too!
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Here are simple, delicious recipes to learn how to cook a pork roast

A well trimmed pork roast actually is much better for you than beef. It's much lower in both cholesterol and fat, and it can be prepared in many different ways. Follow these recipes and you'll learn how to cook a pork roast that will please your family and guests.

Grilled Pork Roast with Pepper Jelly Glaze 1 cup apple juice 1-1/4 cups cider vinegar 1-3/4 cups hot pepper jelly 2-1/4 lbs. pork loin roast, rolled and tied

Instructions Combine apple juice, 1 cup vinegar and 1 cup pepper jelly in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir together until jelly melts. Place pork in a large sealable bag and pour marinade over. Seal bag and marinate in refrigerator 12-24 hours.

Prepare covered grill with banked coals. Remove pork from marinade. Reserve marinade. Place pork roast over drip pan and cover grill. Grill about 1-1/4 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 150°F, basting occasionally with reserved marinade.

Combine 1/4 cup vinegar and 3/4 cup pepper jelly in a bowl. Coat roast with jelly glaze for last 10 minutes of grilling. Continue to cook until a meat thermometer reads 160°F. Let rest 10-15 minutes before slicing.

Note: You can also use this recipe using your oven. Allow approximately 15-20 minutes per pound at 325 degrees. Follow steps outlined above just use your oven instead of the grill.

Fiesta Pork Roast Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 160 minutes Total Time: 180 minutes Servings: 16 Ingredients

1 Tbsp. salt 2 tsps. onion powder 2 tsps. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. pepper 2-1/4 lbs. pork loin roast 1-3/4 cups water 8 small onionscooked, left whole, peeled 3/4 cup currant jelly 1/2 tsp. hot pepper sauce 8 small oranges, left whole, peeled 3 Tbsps. all purpose flour

Instructions Preheat oven to temperature 325°F. Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl. Rub into pork roast. Place roast in a shallow roasting pan in oven. Roast 1 hour. Add 1-1/2 cups water to pan and place onions around roast. Combine jelly and hot pepper sauce in a bowl. Brush on pork and onions. Continue to roast 1 more hour or until meat thermometer reads 160°F. Remove roast and let stand 5-10 minutes before slicing. Add oranges to hot liquid in pan. Heat thoroughly. Remove onions and oranges and keep warm. To make gravy, combine flour and 1/4 cup water in a bowl and mix until smooth. Bring pan liquid to a boil. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Cook and stir until thickened.

Now you, too, know how to cook a pork roast—two different ways.


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