Why oh why don’t I take more pictures of the food I make!!!! I really need to get into the habit. This was a great meal that I made for the family. We served it with a side of rice and fresh broccoli from our Bountiful Basket! I think I’ve cooked 4 meals in a row so far without the kids complaining. This makes me one happy mama!
Sage Rubbed Citrus Roasted Pork Loin
2-3 lb pork loin
3/4 tsp sage (divided)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 can of pineapple tidbits
2 oranges (using the zest of one orange)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 325. While the oven is preheating mix together 1/2 tsp each of sage, salt, and black pepper. Place pork loin in a roasting dish and rub spices all over the outside. Cook at 325 for 30 minutes, then increase the heat to 350 for another 30 minutes. When the pork loin has about 15 minutes left, combine pineapple, the juice of 2 oranges, the zest of 1 orange, 1/4 tsp sage, and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon into a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer until pork has cooked for 1 hour total. At the one hour mark, take the pork out of the oven and pour sauce from the saucepan over the pork. Cook pork for another 30 minutes at 350. Once pork is done in the middle, remove from oven and cover with foil for 15 minutes before serving.