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Southwestern Pork Roast Recipe

I saw this recipe in our local newspaper and thought it sounded delicious. I tried it, and it's now a favorite. It has just the right amount of zip.—Jennell Sommers, Alexandria, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + standing YIELD:12 servings


  • 5 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 pounds)


  • 1. Combine the first six ingredients; rub over the roast. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Place roast fat side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 174 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

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