and Mango Salad
This recipe can be made with the leftovers
of your boneless pork loin roast (below)
¾ pound cooked pork roast, cut into
6 cups mixed greens
1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed
¼ red onion, halved and thinly sliced
2 large, ripe mangos, peeled and cubed (see tip)
½ cup fruit-flavored vinaigrette
In a large bowl, gently toss all ingredients. Serve
on shallow salad bowls or dinner plates. Makes
Tip: If fresh mangos are hard to find, use two
8-ounce cans of mandarin orange segments, drained,
or one 26-ounce jar of mango slices, drained.
IMAGES COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL PORK BOARD
Nutritional information: 330 calories; 31 g
protein; 7 g fat; 530 mg sodium; 65 mg cholesterol; 2 g saturated fat; 37 g carbohydrates.
Boneless Pork Loin Roast
with Herbed Pepper Rub
1 3-pound boneless pork loin roast
HERBED PEPPER RUB
2 teaspoons dried rosemary
2 tablespoons cracked black pepper
2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons dried basil
¼ teaspoon salt
Dawn Billesbach, a Costco member in
Thornton, Colorado, is the founder of
Autumn Pork Chops
and Baked Apples
Salt and pepper, to taste
Tips: For a crisp surface on your roast, be sure
the oven is fully preheated before placing the
roast in it, and do not cover the meat while roasting. Also, refrigerate leftover pork as soon as
4 pork loin chops
1 tablespoon flour
3 tablespoons butter
½ onion, sliced
Pat pork dry with a paper towel. In a small bowl,
combine all rub ingredients well, then apply to all
surfaces of the pork roast. Place roast in a shallow
pan and roast in a 350 F oven for 1 hour ( 20 minutes per pound), until internal temperature on a
thermometer reads 145 F. Remove roast from oven;
let rest about 10 minutes before slicing to serve.
1 cup apple juice
4 Granny Smith apples, sliced
1/8 cup sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Makes 6 to 8 servings, with leftovers (see
Caribbean Pork and Mango Salad).
Preheat oven to 350 F. Salt and pepper the
pork chops to taste. Lightly dredge in flour
and brown in butter over medium heat,
flipping once to brown both sides.
Once chops are browned, stir in onion and
apple juice. Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover
and simmer for 7 to 8 minutes or until the
chops reach an internal temperature of 145 F.
CHRIS A RUSNAK
Meanwhile, place apple slices on a baking
sheet. Combine cinnamon and sugar, and
sprinkle over apples. Bake at 350 F for 10
to 15 minutes. Serve the apples over the
pork chops. Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional information (based on 12 servings):
131 calories; 22 g protein; 5 g fat; 97 mg sodium;
57 mg cholesterol; 1 g saturated fat; 1 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber.
The Costco Connection
Costco features a variety of fresh pork cuts,
from tenderloins to chops, in the meat department in all warehouses.