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Spicy Pork Roast

Yield 12 servings (serving size: 3 ounces)
The brown sugar is necessary in the rub to balance out the pungency of the spices.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (3-pound) lean boneless pork loin roast
  • 4 (3-inch) chunks mesquite wood
  • 6 (12-ounce) cans beer or 9 cups hot water

Nutrition Information

  • calories 211
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 11.9 g
  • satfat 4.1 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 22.9 g
  • carbohydrate 1.4 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • cholesterol 77 mg
  • iron 1.3 mg
  • sodium 162 mg
  • calcium 14 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place a nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add first 4 ingredients; sauté 2 minutes or until fragrant. Remove from heat; cool completely. Place mixture in a spice or coffee grinder; process until ground.

  2. Combine ground spices, brown sugar, and next 5 ingredients. Trim fat from roast; rub spice mixture over roast. Place roast in a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; seal and marinate in refrigerator 8 hours.

  3. Soak mesquite chunks in water 30 minutes to 1 hour. Drain well.

  4. Prepare charcoal fire in meat smoker; let burn 15 to 20 minutes or until center coals are covered with gray ash. Place soaked mesquite wood chunks on top of coals. Place water pan in smoker; add beer or hot water to pan to within 1 inch of rim. Place roast on rack in smoker. Cover with lid; cook 4 hours or until a meat thermometer registers 155°. Refill water pan with water; add charcoal to fire as needed. Remove roast from smoker. Cover; let stand 10 minutes or until thermometer registers 160°.

  5. carbo rating: 1

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