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Mom’s Garlic Pork Roast

Mom cooked for 11 children, so her menus usually featured basic, simple foods. But on New Year's Day, she always treated us to this special pork roast. All of us kids agree this was our mom's best meal! — Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + standing
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bone-in pork loin roast (5 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, mix celery, green pepper, green onions and garlic.
  • Place roast in a roasting pan, fat side up. With a sharp knife, make deep slits into top of roast, cutting between ribs. Fill slits with vegetable mixture. Sprinkle roast with salt and cayenne.
  • Roast until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°), 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours. Remove roast from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before carving.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 298 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 114mg cholesterol, 399mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 40g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat.

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