A simple brown sugar and spice rub gives this pork dinner an intense flavor. The sugar caramelizes during roasting to create a delicious glaze.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, thyme, chili powder, snipped or dried rosemary, and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture evenly over roast; rub in with your fingers.

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  • Place roast on a rack in a foil-lined shallow roasting pan. Insert an oven-going meat thermometer into center of roast. Roast for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until thermometer registers 155 degrees F. Cover with foil and let stand for 15 minutes. The temperature of the meat after standing should be 160 degrees F. If desired, garnish with rosemary sprigs.

Tips

To make ahead: Prepare as directed through step 1. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Continue as directed in step 2.

Nutrition Facts

134 calories; protein 20g 40% DV; carbohydrates 2g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; fat 4g 6% DV; saturated fat 2g 10% DV; cholesterol 50mg 17% DV; sodium 37mg 2% DV.