Pork Chops, Pulled Pork, Ham, And More Pork Recipes

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."Napoleon, Leader of the Pigs, from Animal Farm by George Orwell, 1945

It is said that the pig should be sainted because it is so reviled in life and revered in death. Certainly no other animal is so well used as a foodstuff. Chefs talk about cooking "everything but the squeal". There are sooooo many recipes for pork around the world. From rooter to tooter. Everything but the squeal is delicious. And it is all better on the grill or smoker.
pork cuts
How do you tell the difference between rib cuts? Learn all the names and characteristics of the different rib cuts and how to cook them. read more
bacon on the grill
Making bacon from scratch at home is easy and the results are much better than grocery store bacon. Once you have the basic recipe down, you can vary the ingredients to make a flavor profile to suit your taste. It is a simple two-step process: Curing and smoking. read more
Bacon Dog Sandwich with Jalapeno Jelly and Slaw
Here's the craziest "hot dog" ever, made of pure bacon spiced with jalapeño jelly and topped with crisp, sweet and sour slaw. This mouthful of joy could only come from the creative mind of the world's best traveled chef, Andrew Zimmern. It's perfect any time you want to wow the crowd at your BBQ and grilling cookout. read more
Grilled Candied Bacon Bread Bowl
Make breakfast even better with this recipe for grilled breakfast bread bowls with candied bacon, egg, and cheese. Crusty rolls are hollowed out then filled with a slice of candied bacon, an egg, and grated cheese. The bowls are then smoked on the BBQ grill for an out-of-this-world breakfast bowl. read more
finished ham
Create a smoked ham at home that will put any store-bought ham to shame thanks to this simple, yet flavor packed recipe. The key to creating a ham like the ones you normally purchase during the holidays is the curing process. Without it you won't achieve the same flavor or deep red color of a traditional holiday ham. read more
canadian bacon
Fans of Canadian bacon will rejoice this recipe for making flavorful smoked pork loin at home. Making Canadian bacon or back bacon is more like curing a ham than making American bacon. Order boneless loin (not tenderloin) if you want to make this. Irish bacon is made like Canadian bacon but without the smoking step. read more
pork burger
These wonderfully flavorful and juicy burgers contain most of the same ingredients found in the Chinese restaurant classic, Mu Shu Pork (also spelled Moo Shu Pork). In this delicious recipe, this famous dish is deconstructed and reconfigured as an Asian-inspired Mu Shu Pork Burger that is sure to wow your guests. read more
prosciutto wall
There are many different types of ham around the world, but they all fall into three categories: Fresh ham, dry-cured ham, and wet-cured ham. read more
Slow cooker pulled pork
Just because you don't have time to fire up the smoker or grill doesn't mean that you can't enjoy full flavored BBQ pulled pork thanks to this simple set-and-forget slow cooker recipe. Cooked indoors over low heat for several hours, the seasoned pork butt emerges moist, flavorful, and fall apart tender. read more
Grilled Glazed Ham Steak
Take breakfast or brunch to new heights by hitting the grill with this simple recipe for grilled balsamic and brown sugar glazed ham steak. This delicious glazed grilled ham recipe is perfect with eggs, served alongside French toast, or even cooked for dinner. read more

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Mary had a little pig

Mary had a little pig,

She kept it fat and mellow.

And when the price of pork went up,

Dad shot the little fellow.

Mary had a little pig.

Her father shot it dead.

Now it goes to school with her,

Between two hunks of bread.

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