Whether you're biting into tangy pulled pork piled onto a soft white bun or tender medallions of tenderloin, you're going to get one thing from pork: flavor. Pork comes in many different cuts, and each performs differently in the pan. The shoulder braises beautifully, resulting in tender, moist shreds, while the lean tenderloin is best on the grill or in the oven. Pork chop recipes can be quickly sautéed, and are great paired with applesauce or a slaw. As for bacon, well, you can use it in just about anything: Try bacon-wrapped meatloaf, bacon deviled eggs or stick to a classic: a BLT made with garden-fresh tomatoes.
According to the National Pork Board of Des Moines, Iowa, America's favorite cut of pork today is the pork chop, so you could (almost) say that knowing how to make pork chops is your civic duty! Chops can come from different areas of the pig, which is why there are varieties such as rib chops, sirloin chops and blade chops. Boneless top loin chops with a thickness of 1 1/4 inches are sometimes also known as "America's Cut" -- another testament to their popularity in the U.S.A.
It's true! You can fit meat and gravy into your diabetic meal plan. Each serving has only 4 grams of carb and 2 grams of fat.
Next time you fire up the barbecue, why not impress your guests with how to grill pork chops? Burgers and chicken are the usual suspects, but pork is a relatively lean protein and, when cooked correctly, offers tons of flavor.
If there were ever going to be an iconic dish of the South, pulled pork would be a contender. Before the Civil War era, Southerners ate almost five times more pork than beef, which makes sense because pigs were plentiful and relatively easy to care for. In fact, some pigs would be let loose in the forest to thrive on their own, then hunted when necessary. When these pigs were caught and cooked, it became a community celebration, and friends, family, and neighbors would all share in the feast together.
For lean white meat that's diet friendly and packed with nutrition, it's hard to top pork, especially the tenderloin. Follow this recipe for how to cook pork tenderloin and you'll end up with a dish that melts in your mouth. This method calls for so few ingredients, you might worry that the meat will be bland, but good pork tenderloin needs little more than a sprinkle of salt and a dash of pepper to bring out its naturally sweet flavor.
Consider old-fashioned corn bread as a charming dinner partner for this Southern-inspired dish of Molasses-Glazed Pork Tenderloin.
This harvest meal features tender pork shoulder and sausage seasoned with tarragon and fennel, plus a generous helping of fluffy mashed sweet potatoes.
A pair of intense fruity flavors combined with soy sauce make this spare rib recipe simply irresistible.
These Cajun-spiced sandwiches make a great game-day snack. Make this mouthwatering pork recipe overnight in your slow cooker to reduce preparation time the next day.
Sage and rosemary perfectly season the wine sauce in this Diabetic Living recipe.