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Garlic Pork Roast

Stuffed pork roast is easy to make and works great for regular dinners or even as a holiday meal instead of a big stuffed bird.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6
Calories 560kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup olive oil plus 2 tbsp
  • 22 garlic cloves 10 peeled and crushed, 12 whole unpeeled
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 2 ½ to 3 lbs pork loin roast boneless
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 ½ tsp thyme fresh is best
  • 2 tbs unsalted butter
  • ¼ tsp sugar

Instructions

  • Add ½ cup oil and 10 crushed garlic cloves to a large resealable bag.
  • Butterfly the pork and place in the bag. Seal, coat evenly, and allow to marinate for up to 4 hours.
  • Meanwhile, toast the remaining 12 garlic cloves in a skillet over medium heat until lightly browned and fragrant, about 8 minutes. Remove from skillet.
  • When cool enough to handle, peel 10 and mince. In a small bowl, combine minced roasted garlic with 1 tbs oil, red pepper flakes, thyme and ½ teas salt, ¼ teas pepper.
  • Mash with a fork to make a paste.
  • When ready to cook preheat the oven to 325 degrees F, remove the pork from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Smear the paste inside leaving a 1" border.
  • Securely tie using cooking twine. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the skillet with the remaining 1 tbs oil over medium high heat. Add the pork roast and brown on all sides, about 10 minutes.
  • Place the pork on a wire rack on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 50 to 60 minutes, until it temps at 140 F at it's thickest point.
  • Mince the remaining 2 toasted cloves and add to a microwave safe bowl with the 2 tbs butter and ¼ sugar. Microwave until garlic is golden and butter is melted, about 1 minute.
  • Transfer the pork to a cutting boar and brush with the garlic butter. Cover and let rest for 20 minutes.
  • Slice and serve.

Notes

Inspired by the Cooks Country Sampler Recipe
Let it rest for 10 minutes to reabsorb the moisture evenly.
Serves great with potatoes and grilled veggies. 

Nutrition

Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 177mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 1041mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 191IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg