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Polynesian Pork Loin

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours + standing

Makes

10 servings

From Hendersonville, North Carolina, Karyn Joyner shares this enticing pork roast and chunky tomato sauce. After reducing the tangy sauce on her stovetop, she uses a portion of it to flavor the pork, serving the extra on the side at dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless whole pork loin roast (4 pounds)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 2/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons diced green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

Directions

  1. Rub 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper over roast. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the water, pineapple, tomato paste, brown sugar, onion, green pepper, vinegar, ginger and remaining salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Reserve 1-1/4 cups sauce; set aside.
  3. Pour remaining sauce over roast. Bake 1-1/2 to 2 hours longer or until a thermometer reads 160°, basting occasionally. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Serve with remaining sauce.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounce-weight: 301 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 305mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 36g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.

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