Roasted pork loin

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Apples and sweet potatoes make this dish. Delicious!

What you’ll need:

3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 (3 lb) boneless pork loin
6 large apples, cored, quartered and then the quarters cut in half
1 medium onion, cut into ½ inch wedges
6 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ground cloves
¼ tsp allspice
1 Tbl brown sugar
¾ c apple juice
1 Tbl butter or olive oil

For the rub:

1 tsp dried thyme
½ tsp dry mustard
½ tsp allspice
1 tsp sage
Salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook the sweet potatoes in lightly salted water until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop cooking. Set aside. Cover the surface of the pork loin with the rub. Rub it in really well. You want the flavors to cook into the meat. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add the butter/oil. Sear the pork in the pan for 2 minutes on each side. Remove from pan. Reduce the heat to medium-high. Add the remaining ingredients except the juice and sweet potatoes. Sauté until lightly brown, about 5 minutes. Remove the apple mixture and place in the bottom of a small roasting pan. Set the pan aside (you're not done with it yet) Add the sweet potatoes to the apple mixture and stir to combine. Place the pork on top of that mixture. Return the skillet to the burner; add the juice and bring to a boil, scraping up all the brown bits. Pour over the meat and apples. Place in oven and roast until the meat is cooked through, about 50 - 60 minutes. Baste the pork occasionally with the pan juices, adding a little water if necessary. After cooking allow the meat to rest about 10 minutes before cutting into slices. Feeds 6.

Cost:
sweet potatoes - $1.99/lb
pork loin - $2.25/lb
apples - $2.25/bag
onion - $1.12
garlic cloves - $1.12
apple juice - $1.99
Total - $12.97

4 of my favorite chefs had this to say....:

SCREAMING FOR CHOCOLATE said...

Yum Yum. Never had it like that before. I bet your husband loves coming home to your good dinners.

Coco

SCREAMING FOR CHOCOLATE said...

Don't mean to post twice but it didn't act like it saved my message.

Your recipe sounds delish and I have never tried a roast with apples and some of your other ingredients. Interesting.

Coco

sherri said...

Sounds fabulous!

♥ Kathy said...

Thank you ladies and Coco you can post as many times as you'd like :) And yes, my hubby loves my cooking but he says I'm making him fat :o lol guess that's a compliment!

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