Grilled Garlic-Sage Pork Roast

Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook and Heart Healthy Cookbook share a recipe! Garlic, sage and olive oil are the secrets to a delicious and tender pork roast.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

8
cloves garlic, finely chopped
3
tablespoons chopped fresh sage leaves
2
tablespoons olive or canola oil
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
boneless center-cut pork loin roast (1 1/2 lb)

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, stir together garlic, sage, oil, salt and pepper. Rub garlic mixture over pork.
  • 2 Carefully brush oil on grill rack. Place pork on grill over medium heat. Cover; cook 35 to 40 minutes, turning occasionally, until meat thermometer inserted into center of pork reads 155°. Remove from grill; cover with foil and let stand 5 minutes until thermometer reads 160°F.
  • 3 To serve, cut pork across grain into thin slices. Garnish with additional fresh sage leaves if desired.

Expert Tips

Pork is a good source of zinc, which is important in energy metabolism and for growth and development.

Complete the meal by adding 1/2 cup cooked linguine, a small slice of French bread and 1/2 cup steamed asparagus for each serving to get 2 1/2 Carbohydrate Choices.

For moist and tender pork, look for roasts that have been injected with a brine solution.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.