Cranberry Pork Loin

If you're craving something special yet easy to make, this cranberry pork loin recipe fits the profile. Beautiful thick-cut loin chops are grilled, then topped with a great tasting, great looking cranberry orange sauce.

You can finish all the prep work and the cooking in less than an hour, so this pork loin recipe is a timesaver, too!

Grilled Pork Loin

Buy one whole pork loin, trim it if needed, then slice it into 1-1/2 inch thick boneless loin chops. Preheat your grill to medium high.

Season each of the loin chops with a bit of lemon pepper seasoning and black pepper. Grill over direct heat for about 5 minutes per side. Use a good meat thermometer, and remove the loin rounds to a platter when the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees Fahrenheit. Cover with a tent of foil to rest for 10 minutes.




Cranberry-Orange Pork Sauce

As the pork is grilling and resting, combine the sauce ingredients.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1-1/2 cups canned (better yet, freshly made) whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
  • 2 teaspoons zested orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger root (optional)


Blend ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.


Place one or two grilled pork loin slices on a serving plate. Top each with a heaping tablespoon of cranberry orange sauce. Add a sprig of fresh parsley for added color.

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