This uncomplicated recipe for pork loin is roasted with a simple orange glaze. This makes a fabulous meal with sweet potatoes or mashed potatoes and your family's favorite veggies.
Whether for a Sunday dinner or everyday family meal, a pork loin roast is an excellent choice. If there is very little fat on the roast, wrap slices of bacon around it. You'll have a tender, juicy roast and the bonus of that wonderful smoky flavor on the outside of the meat.
Orange Braised Pork Loin
- 4 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 tablespoons steak sauce (A-1, etc)
- 1 boneless pork loin roast, about 4 pounds
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Heat the oven to 350° F (180° C/Gas 4).
- Line a roasting pan (large enough to hold the roast) with foil.
- In a bowl blend the orange juice concentrate with the melted butter and steak sauce.
- Sprinkle the pork roast lightly with salt and pepper and place it in the roasting pan.
- Brush the orange mixture over the pork
- Roast for about 20 to 30 minutes per pound, or until the pork is fully cooked.*
- Baste the pork again with the orange juice mixture about 5 to 10 minutes before it's done.
- Tent the roast loosely with foil and let it rest for 3 to 5 minutes before slicing.
- *Check the pork with a food thermometer. It should register 145° F when inserted into the thickest part of the roast.
Serves 4 to 6
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