Taste of the Islands Pork Roast

Taste Of The Islands Pork Roast

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Take a trip to the islands with this flavorful pork roast and veggies.

***Prep time does not include marinating time


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15 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


  • 1 can(s)
    8-oz. can sliced pineapple, undrained
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground cayenne pepper (or more to taste)
  • 3 clove
    garlic, pressed
  • 1
    pork loin, approx. 3 pounds
  • 1 1/2 lb
    sweet potatoes (2-3 medium), peeled
  • 2 small
    red onions
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper

How to Make Taste of the Islands Pork Roast


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup juice for the pork marinade. To make the marinade, mix together reserved juice, brown sugar, cumin, cinnamon, thyme and cayenne and add pressed garlic.
  2. In a baggie, add the pork roast and pour marinade over it. Marinate approx. 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Set oven temp to 350 degrees F. Cut sweet potatoes into 2 inch chunks. Cut onion into 4 wedges each and cut pineapple rings into quarters.
  4. Spray a roasting pan with cooking spray and remove pork from marinade and add to the pan. Scatter veggies and pineapple around the roast. Season roast with salt and pepper. Cover the pan with foil and bake for approximately 1 hour.
  5. After 1 hour, remove foil and continue baking 15-30 minutes longer or until done to your liking. Remove roast to a platter and allow it to rest (loosely tented with foil) for 10 minutes. Slice pork roast and place veggies around the meat slices.

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About Taste of the Islands Pork Roast

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Caribbean
Other Tag: Healthy

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