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Sweet 'n Spicy Louisiana Pork Roast


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  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground dried ancho chile powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 lbs vidalia onions, root ends intact, cut into thin wedges
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 5 lbs bone-in center-cut pork loin roast (about 8 chops)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 120mins


Step 1

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl, combine brown sugar, thyme, mustard, allspice, garlic salt, chile powder and cumin; reserve. Toss onions with 2 T. oil; stir in 1 T. spice mixture and toss well.
2 Combine remaining spice mixture with remaining 1 T. oil; rub evenly over top and sides of pork. Place pork in large roasting pan; arrange onions around roast.
3 Roast, stirring onions occasionally, until meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of pork away from bone registers 160 degrees, about 1 hour and 40 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Sprinkle onions with chopped cilantro and serve.


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