Pork has tremendous flavor, and comes in so many forms. You can you find pork in the form of bacon, ribs, roasts, sausage, salami, pork chops, tenderloin,ham and more, many of which come in various varieties of their own. Pork is a tender and delicious, fresh-tasting meat that can be cooked in endless ways, and can often be used in recipes that call for chicken or beef. Pork is fabulous barbequed and smoked, roasted, slow-cooked, in casseroles and pot pies, with pasta dishes, soups and stews, pizzas and more. Pork can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or used as a tasty ingredient for appetizers and snacks. The more you cook with pork, you will learn more about the cuts you enjoy the most, and the ways you prefer to prepare those cuts. Below you will find a variety of pork recipes for baking, barbecuing, slow cooking and stir-frying, as well as recipes for pork casseroles, pulled pork sandwiches, pork stew and potstickers.
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These Asian Meatballs are incredibly easy to make and cook in just 2-3 minutes! They're crispy on the outside and tender, hot and steamy on the inside, making them a fun and very tasty appetizer. As with most all meatball recipes, this Asian Meatball recipe can be made as a main course, simply by making the meatballs slightly larger and adding your favorite Asian style sauce and serving them over rice and perhaps with vegetables..
Bacon Parmesan Chicken is an extremely easy chicken recipe that produces fabulous flavor. This simple chicken dish features boneless, skinless chicken breasts that are placed in a casserole dish, slathered with with Dijon mustard, then topped with teriyaki sauce, crumbled cooked bacon and Parmesan cheese. That's it! The chicken breasts are then are baked for just 30 minutes, until the top turns brown and crispy.
This Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Cornbread Stuffing is full of fabulous flavors and textures! Pork tenderloin is sliced lengthwise, then opened and topped with a delicious cornbread stuffing made with sautéed diced celery, diced onions, chopped apples and garlic, along with crumbled bacon and apple cider. The tenderloin and cornbread stuffing are wrapped up together with bacon and roasted to deliciousness!
What tops sitting down to a feast of tender, juicy and smoky barbecued pork ribs? Whether your favorite pork ribs are baby backs or loin backs, you're always in for a real treat when it comes to barbecuing ribs. This mouth-watering barbecued rib recipe calls for a little "dusting" with a dry rub. The ribs are then cooked over low heat for 3-5 hours and slathered with a Kansas City BBQ Sauce toward the end of the cooking process.
This slow cooker BBQ Pork Sandwich recipe is not only very easy, it will give you that delicious and distinct home-cooked flavor that can only be derived from combining all the right flavors and letting them simmer in your own kitchen all day. All you need is a little ketchup, water, flavorings and spices, sliced pork (almost any cut will do) and some hamburger buns, French rolls or even toasted bread, and you're good to go!
Whether you prefer country pork ribs or pork spare ribs, this slow-cooker Candied Polynesian Spareribs recipe delivers a fabulous-flavored sweet and tangy pork dish that will melt i n your mouth! Pork ribs are cooked for 8-10 hours in your slow-cooker (or crock-pot) with a sauce combining the flavors of soy sauce, ground ginger and fresh ginger root, sugar and dry mustard. Pork ribs can be served alone, while country ribs are great over rice!
This Chile Verde Burrito recipe features many of the ingredients found in Chile Verde, while allowing them to simmer together on the stove, producing tender bites of pork in a fabulous flavored thickened sauce. Warmed large flour tortillas are wrapped around the simmered ingredients, then generous helpings of Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses are sprinkled over the top of the rolled burritos which are broiled until the cheese melts.
Chunky Mexican Pork Stew is a hearty stew that uses large chunks of every ingredient, making this pork stew recipe warm, delicious, and satisfying as well as an impressive presentation! Chunky Mexican Pork Stew features large chunks of pork shoulder potatoes, carrots, slices of corn on the cob, garbanzo beans, onions and stewed tomatoes, simmered in a chicken and tomato-flavored broth seasoned with Mexican herbs and spices.
This savory and mildly sweet Cider-Braised Sausage with Apples recipe is as simple and easy as can be, yet is packed with wonderful flavor! This sausage recipe takes only 20 minutes of simmering in a skillet and features sausages, sautéed sliced onions and sliced apples cooked in seasoned apple cider. Photo shows bratwurst sausages, though smoked sausage, kielbasa style sausage or sweet Italian sausage will work as well.
Dwaeiji Bulgogi (also sometimes spelled Daeji Bulgogi) is a spicy Korean pork recipe featuring thin slices of pork shoulder that are marinated in a flavor-packed thick sauce made with Asian spices. The marinated pork is then briefly stir-fried until cooked yet still tender and served alone or over a bed of rice. Some Asian spices included in this dish are red pepper powder, soy sauce, sesame oil and mirin.
This Grilled Pork Chops recipe features succulent and juicy thick cuts of pork that are brushed with a tangy and peppery sauce during the grilling process, giving them a lively tangy flavor with just the right amount of spice. The sauce is made with a combination of black and cayenne pepper, hot pepper sauce, chili powder, apple cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce, along with diced onions minced garlic.
Ham and Scalloped Potatoes is an easy casserole recipe that feeds plenty, has fabulous flavor, and is enjoyed by all ages. This scalloped potato recipe features thin slices of potato, bite-size chunks of ham, sliced onions and cheddar cheese. All of these delicious ingredients bake together with a simple milk and flour sauce for about 1 hour, resulting in a wonderful bubbly golden casserole with a beautiful caramelized and crunchy top.
This healthy Korean Stir-Fry recipe features a colorful medley of colorful vegetables and thin slices of marinated pork or beef, stir-fried with a tangy sauce made with Asian ingredients, as well as a number of other ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. The sauce (a portion of which is also used for the marinade) has a delicious robust and tangy flavor, and is made by combining a wonderful blend of Asian flavors.
Pork and Potatoes features sliced pork (photo shows this dish with pork shoulder) and sliced potatoes.Thinly sliced pork pieces are stir-fried with garlic, then the potatoes and sauce are added and all ingredients are cooked until the potatoes are tender. Allspice, anise seeds, cinnamon, cloves and ground ginger are included in the sauce, giving this dish unexpected and uniquely delicious flavor!
This Pork Carnitas Recipe features pork shoulder (also referred to as "pork butt," that is roasted with onion, garlic bulbs and seasoning, along with some water (to help the pork retain moisture) and some smoke flavoring. The result is delicious tender pull-apart pork that can be served alone as a main course or as a a meat filler for tacos, burritos, taquitos, tamales or any other Mexican dish that wraps meat up in tortillas.
This tasty grilled pork chop recipe features a basting sauce made with apple cider, apple jelly, Dijon mustard and some red pepper flakes to give the sauce a lively "kick." The pork chops are lightly brushed with olive oil and seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic and red pepper flakes as well. The basting sauce takes only a few minutes on the stove while the pork chops take only about 15 minutes on the grill!
Boneless pork chops transform into an elegant and delicious dish with this easy Pork Chops with Apple Cranberry Stuffing recipe! Pork chops are sliced through the side to create pockets. A bread stuffing combined with chopped apples and dried sweetened cranberries is spooned into the pockets. After 20 minutes of baking, a buttery brown sugar glaze is brushed over the tops, and the chops are broiled until lightly browned.
Pork is always delicious when accompanied by the flavor of apples. This Pork Chops with Apples recipe celebrates browned pork chops and apples in one of the easiest ways possible, with the help of a slow cooker. The Slow Cooker cooks the pork chops slowly, allowing the meat to tenderize while it soaks up the savory sweet juices produced by apples, pork and seasonings. The apples become tender and delicious as well!
Pork Normandy features a flavorful combination of thinly sliced browned pork loin or pork tenderloin, thinly sliced apples, raisins and chopped onions, and is then mixed with a mild yet flavorful sauce made with milk, seasoned flour and Dijon mustard. The hint of natural sweetness that comes from the apples, raisins and tenderized onions marries beautifully with the tanginess of the Dijon sauce, resulting in a delightful flavor and texture!
Pork Pot Stickers with Dipping Sauce, also referred to as Jiaozi or Chinese dumplings, is a fun and tasty Asian dish that is wonderful served as a main dish or as an appetizer. This pot sticker recipe consists of a delicious mixture of ground pork and vegetables wrapped up in small pasta shapes and is served with a delicious dipping sauce that adds just the right flavor and boost for this Asian dish.
Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Apple Cider Sauce features two cuts of pork tenderloin that are first briefly browned in a skillet, then placed in the oven to bake for less than 15 minutes. The tenderloins topped with a creamy apple cider sauce that adds the perfect flavor compliment to the pork. This pork tenderloin recipe also includes a quick and easy recipe for light and flaky couscous that perfectly accompanies the tenderloins.
The flavors of apple cider and rosemary combine in this Pork with Apple Cider recipe to create a fabulous broth that tenderizes the pork to a mouth-watering degree when baked together in the oven. The carrots and onions (or leeks) are also tenderized, and contribute to the overall flavor of this delightful casserole dish. Photo shows this dish made with pork shoulder, though any tender cut of pork can be used.
Pulled pork Sandwiches have got to be one of the greatest sandwiches on the planet. Pork shoulder (also known as pork butt), is cooked slowly in the oven to produce a juicy and tender, pull-apart meat. The meat is then placed on a bun and topped with coleslaw and barbeque sauce. Any type of bun can be used with these pork sandwiches, and leftovers can be stored in the fridge for quick sandwiches the whole week long!
Rice Noodles with Pork and Peanut Sauce is a fun, quick and easy and very tasty pasta dish that all ages will enjoy! Bite-size chunks of tender and lean browned ground pork are tossed with rice noodles along with some thinly sliced onions and mustard greens, then blended with a very flavorful peanut sauce made with soy sauce, chicken broth, peanut butter, hoisin sauce and a small amount of sugar.
This Roast Pork with Garlic and Thyme recipe produces a juicy roast with delightful fresh herb, garlic and citrus flavor. Preparing this roast is as easy as seasoning the roast with salt and pepper, then slathering it with a mixture of chopped fresh thyme leaves, minced garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest and a little olive oil. Once slathered, simply place your herb-coated roast on a roasting rack in a roasting dish and pop it in the oven!
Sausages with Mustard Cream is a surprisingly delicious main course (or see the Sausages with Mustard cream appetizer recipe version) that features grilled smoked or other sausages served with a creamy mustard dipping sauce made with whipping cream, Dijon mustard, prepared horseradish, white wine vinegar, egg yolks and a hint of sugar. Any type of smoked sausage or kielbasa will work beautifully with the Mustard Cream Sauce.
Preparing this Spicy Pork Loin recipe is simply a matter of rubbing a dry rub mixture all over the roast, then placing it in the oven for about 1 1/2 hours or until its internal temperature reaches 160° F. After cooked, you will have a juicy roast with a crispy outer crust that's packed with lively flavor. Pork loin or pork tenderloin can be used with this recipe (photo shows this recipe made with pork tenderloin).
Twice-Cooked Pork features thin bite-size slices of twice-cooked lean pork, red and green bell peppers and green onion. Just before serving, these ingredients are stir-fried with garlic and ginger, then combined with a delicious peppery sauce consisting of hoison sauce, soy sauce, dried red chilies and a small amount of sugar. Twice-Cooked Pork derives its name from the fact that the pork is simmered in a seasoned broth, then stir-fried.
Vindaloo Curry is a delicious Indian dish made with pork (or chicken), potatoes and some commonly used ingredients and Indian spices that give this dish its authentic Indian flavor. The curry sauce is made by pureeing sautéed onions with an assortment of other ingredients to create a flavorful paste, then simmering that paste with the meat, potatoes and other remaining ingredients.