Pork Loin Roast Tailor-Made for Maelinde
Maelinde, I saw your post in "How Do You Cook Your Pork Chops". This recipe should tempt you. Hope you like it.
Wait, you just might like this one as well - Apple Braised Pork Chops
Apple Braised Pork Chops
Apples and pork dance across your tongue in perfect ahrmony, like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, without the foot odor of course. Once you have learned this basic technique, play with the spices a bit. The best apples will be strong flavored, tart, but with a pleasant sweetness. Try Gayla Apples. They hold up well during cooking. Or, you can use apple sauce if you prefer.
Try flavorings such as cinnamon, cloves, allspice, etc. You can also replace the apples with apricot or peach preserves. This dish will leave your crew smiling.
1 lean Pork Chop per person
6 medium Apples, cored, peeled, & sliced
1 tsp. Lemon Juice
1/4 tsp. Allspice
1/8 tsp. Cloves
1/4 cup brown sugar or 1/4 cup Splenda plus 1/2 tsp. Blackstrap
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place the apples, lemon juice, Allspice and Cloves into a non-reactive bowl. Gently stir until the apples are evenly coated with the spices. Add the brown sugar, or brown sugar replacement.
Pour the oil into a roasting pan and spread it around the bottom and sides evenly. Place 1/2 of the apple mixture evenly across the pan bottom. Place the chops on top of the apple. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Spread the remaining apples on top. Cover the pan and place in the oven. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve hot with fluffy brown rice and freshly steamed green beans.
Pork Loin Roast
This recipe was written up today for our Tribal Paper, but was made a couple nights ago.
It’s barbecue season again. Break out your favorite grill and get some practice in for a great summer of fun, sun, and good food with family and friends. This pork loin roast recipe is sure to become a family favorite. Think perfect spare ribs quality, without the bone. Here’s how were going to do it. Pay attention kids, this is valuable info.
Barbecued Pork Loin
3 lb. boneless pork loin
1 cup brown sugar
3 tbs. chili powder
1 tbs. granulated onion powder
2 tsp. granulated garlic powder
½ cup apple butter
Wood chips (can be maple, birch, cherry, apple, tag-alder, oak, mesquite, or hickory)
Get the charcoal started in your grill, or fire up the gas grill.
Combine everything except the pork , apple butter, and wood chips in a large bowl. Dry the roast with paper towels. Rub softened butter all over the pork. Rub the meat all over with the dry rub mixture. To form a pocket for the apple butter, cut a slit almost all the way through the roast, lengthwise, leaving the ends closed. Spread the apple butter in the pocket.
Enclose the wood chips in a packet made from aluminum foil. Poke holes in the packet to release smoke. Separate the coals into two piles, or turn on the outside burners of the gas grill. Place the wood chips on the fire.
Make a drip pan out of heavy duty foil but folding the sides upwards and crimping in the corners. Fold the top edge downward to brace you drip pan. Place between the charcoal beds and add 2 cups of water to the pan. Place the neat onto the grill between the charcoal beds. Cover and reduce heat or close vents halfway. Cook for ½ hour. Check the temperature in the thickest part of the roast. It’s done when the thermometer reads 145’ F., though most people like about 150’ pork better (don’t ask me why because it’s no safer, and is tougher and drier).
Slice into half-inch thick rounds and serve on a platter surrounded by salad greens, or flowering kale.
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