Pork roasts are a snap to cook and they are so good. They’re a lean piece of meat and very tender and they take well to marinades, rubs, and fruit coatings. This marinade is a simple to put together spicy blend that adds a tang of chile with cranberry mustard to the flavor. You can make it with Dijon mustard instead of cranberry mustard, but it loses that fruity tang.
Sometimes cranberry mustard is difficult to find at the grocery store. I use Beaver brand and I order it online when I can’t find it locally. It’s great on sandwiches, particularly ham or chicken ones.
Cranberry Mustard Marinated Pork Loin
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
2 tablespoons Cranberry mustard
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon Sugar Substitute
2 pounds pork tenderloin
In a bowl, add all ingredients except the pork and whisk together. Use a cooking fork or a sharp knife to pierce the pork roast in several places, which will allow the marinade to go into the meat better. Using a large resealable plastic bag, put in the pork and pour the marinade in. Seal the bag and massage the marinade to work the marinade into it. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for two to three hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F.).
Place the pork in a foil-lined baking dish and pour the marinade over the top. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes until a meat thermometer inserted to the middle of the roast reads 145 degrees.
Remove the roast and cover with foil to keep warm. It will continue to cook. Pour the pan juices into a small skillet or pot and cook over medium heat to reduce to a thicker gravy.
Serve with a tablespoon or two of gravy over the top.
Makes 6 servings.