Bacon & Pineapple Pork Roast
Most of us are hunkered down at home, but many of us feel like we could use a little vacation right about now. Some may be out of work or working from home, but I’m talking a real vacation – sipping cocktails on the beach without a care in the world kind of vacation. Sigh … well, at least we can have a culinary vacation, right?
This Bacon & Pineapple Pork Roast is like a taste of the Pacific islands. It’s a little sweet, a little sour, plenty savory, and full of flavor thanks to the combination of bacon, pineapple, pork, and gluten-free Polynesian sauce (from San-J).
If you’re looking for something simple and flavorful that can transport you elsewhere for dinner, this recipe is sure to hit the spot!
- 1 (1½ - 2 pound) pork loin roast
- Kosher or fine sea salt
- Black pepper
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- ½ cup San-J gluten free Sweet & Tangy Polynesian Glaze and Dipping Sauce
- 4-5 slices bacon
- 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
- 4 green onions , sliced
Season the pork roast generously with salt and pepper and let sit at room temperature for about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Pat the roast dry with paper towels.
Heat an oven-proof skillet large enough to hold the roast over medium-high heat. Add the oil and let heat until it starts to shimmer. Sear the roast on all sides (don’t move the roast until it is browned on one side, then turn), about 10 minutes. Remove the roast from the pan and brush it with some of the Sweet & Tangy sauce. Wrap the bacon around the roast. Wipe out the pan and set the roast back in it. Roast for 35-40 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Turn the broiler to high and crisp up the bacon, about 2-3 minutes. Remove the roast from the pan and place on a serving platter. Tent with foil and let rest while you make the sauce.
Wipe out most of the bacon fat from the pan and pour in the rest of the Sweet & Tangy sauce along with the pineapples. Cook over medium-high heat until heated through. Stir in the green onions and spoon the sauce over the roast.
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