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Dijon Spiced Pork Loin with Jalapeño Cranberry Sauce

Dijon Spiced Pork Loin with Jalapeño Cranberry Sauce - Dads That Cook

By Jason Glover

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Pork loin seasoned with dijon mustard and honey rib rub, served with a cranberry sauce that gets a bit of a kick from jalapeño peppers!

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Yields6 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time50 mins

Pork Loin
 3 lbs pork loin
 3 tbsp dijon mustard
  cup honey rib rub
Jalapeño Cranberry Sauce
 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely diced
 ½ tsp kosher salt
 ½ cup white sugar
 ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
 ½ cup water
 ½ tsp orange zest
 12 oz fresh cranberries

Pork Loin
1

Preheat smoker or oven to 375°F.

2

Rub the pork loin with dijon mustard then apply the honey rib rub to coat. Be generous with the rub.

3

Smoke or Bake, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes, until the pork loin reaches 145°F internal temp.

4

Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing into 1-inch medallions.

Jalapeño Cranberry Sauce
5

While the pork loin roasts, prepare the cranberry sauce: In a large saucepan, combine the diced jalapeños, salt, brown sugar, white sugar, orange juice, water, and orange zest.

6

Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then add the cranberries.

7

Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring periodically. (The cranberries will burst open while cooking.)

8

Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

9

Smother the sliced pork loin in the jalapeño cranberry sauce before serving.

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Ingredients

Pork Loin
 3 lbs pork loin
 3 tbsp dijon mustard
  cup honey rib rub
Jalapeño Cranberry Sauce
 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely diced
 ½ tsp kosher salt
 ½ cup white sugar
 ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
 ½ cup water
 ½ tsp orange zest
 12 oz fresh cranberries

Directions

Pork Loin
1

Preheat smoker or oven to 375°F.

2

Rub the pork loin with dijon mustard then apply the honey rib rub to coat. Be generous with the rub.

3

Smoke or Bake, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes, until the pork loin reaches 145°F internal temp.

4

Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing into 1-inch medallions.

Jalapeño Cranberry Sauce
5

While the pork loin roasts, prepare the cranberry sauce: In a large saucepan, combine the diced jalapeños, salt, brown sugar, white sugar, orange juice, water, and orange zest.

6

Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then add the cranberries.

7

Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring periodically. (The cranberries will burst open while cooking.)

8

Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

9

Smother the sliced pork loin in the jalapeño cranberry sauce before serving.

Dijon Spiced Pork Loin with Jalapeño Cranberry Sauce

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