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Though traditional Puerto Rican cuisine may favor fatty cuts of pork with the skin on, lean cuts like pork loin are just as delicious with the intense garlic rub in this recipe. Serve warm with red beans and rice. Leftover slices make a good sandwich.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2007


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1 hr 20 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine garlic, oil, oregano, paprika, salt and pepper in a food processor or blender and puree. Rub pork all over with the seasoning mix and wrap tightly with plastic wrap or place in a large sealable plastic bag. Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes or up to 1 day.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Remove the pork from the plastic and place in a shallow roasting pan. Roast, uncovered, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 145 degrees F, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Let rest for 10 minutes, then slice and serve.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 1 up to 1 day ahead.

Nutrition Facts

202 calories; protein 22.9g; carbohydrates 1.3g; dietary fiber 0.3g; sugars 0.1g; fat 11.2g; saturated fat 3.3g; cholesterol 64.1mg; vitamin a iu 155.3IU; vitamin c 1.2mg; folate 1.9mcg; calcium 25.8mg; iron 1.1mg; magnesium 24.5mg; potassium 358.4mg; sodium 337.3mg; thiamin 0.8mg.

3 lean meat, 1 fat