Pork

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.

How to Make Pork Chops

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.

Pork Tenderloin with Brown Gravy and Mushrooms

Diabetic Living

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.

Total: 45 mins

How to Grill Pork Chops

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.

How to Make Pulled Pork

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.

Lemon-Ginger Pork Stir-Fry

Family Circle

The lemon and ginger sauce is both tangy and sweet--just right to perk up pork tenderloin, sugar snap peas, and angel hair pasta.

Pork with Pear Compote

Family Circle

Pears and dried cranberries give this quick-and-easy pork cutlet recipe a sweet burst of flavor.

Dave's Pigskin Special

Midwest Living

Stuffed Beef Tenderloin Filet

Midwest Living

At the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek, Wisconsin, cheddar and mushrooms flavor indulgent steaks.

Bacon Tomato Melts

Diabetic Living

Ham Balls in Barbecue Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

Buy ground ham in the supermarket or use leftover ham that has been finely diced or ground in a food processor.Serve this as an appetizer or pile over pasta for an easy dinner idea.

Five Spice Pork Sandwiches Au Jus

Better Homes and Gardens

Long, slow cooking in a slow cooker makes pork shoulder--flavored with apple juice, sauces, and spices--tender and juicy. The pork is ideal for shredding to serve in rolls with shredded cabbage.

Carnitas Tacos

Diabetic Living

One of the reasons I became a chef was because I was amazed at my father's ability to prepare the perfect meal, particularly his carnitas, Traditionally, carnitas are deep fried in larda nutritionist's nightmare! Now using healthier cooking methods and healthier ingredients., my father (who now has diabetes) and I can enjoy carnitas without sacrificing the crispy outside and tender juicy inside of the pork. - Chef LaLa

Baked Spaghetti Squash

Better Homes and Gardens

Available year-round, the mild flavored spaghetti squash takes center stage in this main dish recipe. The squash is layered with an Italian sausage mixture, ripe olives, pasta sauce, and cheese.

Country Ham Sandwiches

Midwest Living

Pork Cutlets with Brussels Sprouts

Midwest Living

A spiced cream sauce adds a bit of pizzazz to this easy weeknight recipe. Brussels sprouts make a healthy side dish.

Total: 28 mins
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