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Grilled San Antonio Leg of Pork

Grilled San Antonio Leg of PorkShow your guests a little leg. This fresh leg of pork roast is a great way to welcome the summer grilling season. Serve with grilled vegetables and fresh seasonal fruit.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 1/2 to 4 pounds fresh leg of pork
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup smoky barbecue sauce
1/2 cup grape jelly
2 teaspoons chili powder

Cooking Directions:

  1. Prepare medium-hot banked fire in kettle-style grill.
  2. Season pork roast with salt and pepper. Grill over indirect heat, not directly over fire, in covered grill for 1 1/2 to 2 hours (about 18 to 20 minutes per pound).
  3. Meanwhile, stir together barbecue sauce, jelly and chili powder.
  4. The last 30 minutes, start basting with sauce mixture every 5 to 10 minutes until internal temperature of roast, measured with a meat thermometer, reads 150°F to 155°F (approximately 65°C).
  5. Remove roast from grill and let rest 5 to 10 minutes before slicing to serve.

Makes 8 to 12 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.