Closed Garlic Pork Roast

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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour 30 min. + 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 298 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 114 mg cholesterol, 399 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 40 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 5 lean meat.

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, mix celery, green pepper, green onions and garlic.
  2. Place roast in a roasting pan, fat side up. With a sharp knife, make deep slits into top of roast, cutting between ribs. Fill each with vegetable mixture. Sprinkle roast with salt and cayenne.
  3. Roast 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°). Remove roast from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before carving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Pork Roast in Taste of Home December/January 1994, p37
 

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