Orange-Herbed Pork Roast Recipe

Posted: Oct 06 in Recipes by

Recipe of the MonthNow is the Season to use the Crock Pot!


  • 1 pork sirloin roast, 2-3 pounds
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp. finely shredded orange peel
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup orange juice


  • Trim fat from pork roast. If necessary, cut roast  to fit into crock pot
  • Combine garlic powder, ginger, thyme & pepper.
  • Rub spice mixture over entire surface of meat with your fingers.
  • In a large skillet, brown roast in hot oil. Drain.
  • Transfer meat to crock pot. Combine chicken broth, sugar, lemon juice, soy sauce and orange peel; pour over roast.
  • Cover, cook on low-heat setting for 8-10 hours or on high heat setting for 4-5 hours.
  • Transfer roast to serving platter.  For the sauce, pour juices into glass measuring cup. Skim fat.  If necessary, add water equal to 2 cups.  Transfer the sauce to a saucepan. Combine cornstarch and orange juice in saucepan. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. If desired, season to taste. Pass sauce with meat.

Makes 8 servings

Per Serving:  197 calories, 29 grams protein, 8 grams carbohydrate, 6 grams fat, 78 mg cholesterol, 224 mg sodicum, 446 mg potassium

-Recipe courtesy of Mary Ellen Doukakis, RDN

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