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Slow-Cooked Pork Loin

 Slow-Cooked Pork Loin
Sweet apple undertones lend special flair to Kathleen Hendrick’s low-calorie pork loin. The Alexandria, Kentucky cook tops it with gravy for down-home appeal, creating a slimmed-down dish that’ll keep them coming back for more!
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3-1/2 to 4 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 envelope brown gravy mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Cut roast in half. In a large skillet, brown roast in oil on all
  • sides. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. In the same skillet, saute
  • onion and celery until tender; add to slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl, combine gravy mix and water. Stir in the remaining
  • ingredients; pour over pork. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or
  • until meat is tender. Skim fat from cooking juices; thicken if
  • desired. Serve with roast. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 4 ounces cooked pork with 1/3 cup juices equals 204 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 294 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber,

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Slow-Cooked Pork Loin (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.