Healthy Orange Pork Loin Roast
Pork roast is glazed with a flavorful onion and orange mixture that adds flavor and nutrition.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 8–10
- 1½ cups orange juice
- ½ cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 4-pound boneless pork loin roast
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- ⅓ cup orange marmalade
- ⅛ teaspoon white pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
Combine orange juice, chicken broth, and soy sauce in a large cooking bag. Add the roast; seal bag and turn to coat. Place bag in large casserole dish; refrigerate for 8–24 hours.
Preheat oven to 350°F. In large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and onion; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan with slotted spoon; place in 3-quart casserole dish.
Remove pork from marinade; reserve marinade. Brown pork on all sides in hot pan, about 5 minutes total. Add to casserole dish.
Add marinade, orange marmalade, pepper, and thyme leaves to pan; bring to a simmer, scraping up drippings. Pour over roast and cover tightly.
Roast pork for 1¾ to 2½ hours until internal temperature registers 155°F. Remove pork from pan and cover to keep warm. Pour juices into a saucepan and bring to a boil; boil hard for 3–4 minutes until thickened. Slice pork and serve with sauce.
Fat: 13.88 grams
Fat as % of calories: 35.4%
Carbohydrates: 13.67 grams
Fiber: 0.43 grams
Sodium: 234.09 mg
Vitamin A : 0% DV
Vitamin C: 25% DV
Calcium: 49.35 mg