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Light Glazed Pork Roast Recipe

Light Glazed Pork Roast Recipe

“This light recipe is always popular with adults and children alike,” writes Radelle Knappenberger of Oviedo, Florida. “It’s an excellent ‘take-along’ meal for potlucks.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (4 pounds), trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained, optional

Directions

  • 1. Cut roast in half. In a large skillet, brown roast in oil and butter on all sides.
  • 2. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the orange juice concentrate, water, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 3. For glaze, in a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, vinegar, orange juice concentrate and garlic. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until reduced to about 1/4 cup. Brush over roast. Garnish with oranges if desired. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked pork (calculated without oranges) equals 190 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 263 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.