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Light Glazed Pork Roast

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours

Makes

16 servings

This light recipe is always popular with adults and children alike. It’s an excellent ‘take-along’ meal for potlucks.” —Radelle Knappenberger, Oviedo, Florida
Light Glazed Pork Roast Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounce-weight: 190 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 263mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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