Diabetic Dish of the Week – Apple-Cranberry Stuffed Pork Roast

November 26, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Apple-Cranberry Stuffed Pork Roast. To make this healthy and delicious dish you’ll need a Boneless Pork Loin, Cranberries, Apple Cider, Granny Smith Apple, Onion, Reduced-Sodium Chicken Broth, and Seasonings. A delicious alternative for your Holiday Turkey or Ham and its only 240 calories and 16 net carbs! You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website where you can also find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News and more! You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue filled with Diabetic Friendly Recipes and Tips. I’ve left a link to subscribe to it at the end of the post. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Apple-Cranberry Stuffed Pork Roast
This juicy pork roast entree looks great and tastes even better. With just 240 calories and 17 grams of carbohydrate per serving, its seasonal flavors are the perfect centerpiece for your next holiday gathering!

Ingredients
1 boneless pork loin (about 2 pounds)
1 cup coarsely chopped dried cranberries
1/2 cup apple juice or cider
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 to 3 tablespoons water (optional)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
Fresh thyme (optional)

Directions
1 – Place pork roast in freezer 30 minutes. Meanwhile, combine cranberries and apple juice in small bowl; set aside.

2 – Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add apple; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add onion; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add water, if desired, to moisten mixture.

3 – Drain cranberries, reserving juice. Stir cranberries into apple mixture; season with cinnamon, dried thyme, and pepper. Remove to medium bowl; set aside to cool slightly. Reserve 1/2 cup of fruit mixture.

4 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Place pork roast, fat side up, on cutting board. Insert knife horizontally into roast 1/2 inch from bottom, at long side of roast. Make long cut along bottom of roast, stopping 1/2 inch before opposite side of roast (do not cut all the way through). Open up roast; continue to cut through thicker half of roast to within 1/2 inch from bottom. Repeat until roast is an even 1/2-inch thickness all over when laid out.

5 – Spread stuffing onto roast, leaving 1/2-inch border around edges. Starting with short side of roast, roll up tightly. Secure with kitchen twine at 1-inch intervals.

6 – Heat oil in same skillet over medium heat. Brown roast on all sides, about 5 minutes. Place in roasting pan.

7 – Roast 50 to 60 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 140°F. Transfer to cutting board and let stand 5 minutes. (Internal temperature will continue to rise 5°F to 10°F during stand time.)

8 – Meanwhile, combine reserved apple juice and broth in same skillet; cook over high heat until reduced by half. Stir into roasting pan, scraping up brown bits. Stir in reserved 1/2 cup fruit mixture.

9 – Slice roast crosswise into 8 (3/4-inch-wide) slices, removing twine as roast is cut. Serve with sauce. Garnish with fresh thyme.

Yield: 8 servings.

Serving size: 1/8 of total recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 240 calories, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 25 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 70 mg, Sodium: 80 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Spicy Pork Chili

May 25, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | 6 Comments
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Spicy Pork Chili. Made using a Boneless Pork Loin along with Tomatoes, Kidney Beans, and Spices. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Spicy Pork Chili
Warm up after a day of raking leaves or shoveling snow with this tasty pork chili. Even better the next day as leftovers. Serve with extra tortillas or warm cornbread.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 medium green pepper, coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 (16-ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, crushed
1 (16-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese for accompaniment (optional)
Warm flour tortillas for accompaniment (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a 4-quart Dutch oven cook pork, onion, green pepper, and garlic in hot oil until pork is browned.
2 – Stir in flour, mixing well. Add the remaining ingredients, except cheese and tortillas. Simmer, uncovered, one hour.
3 – Top each serving with some of the cheese. Serve with tortillas, if desired.
Makes 8 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/spicy_pork_chili_recipe.html

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