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

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Meathead

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 Explained

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Meathead

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.

Pork Ribs Recipes

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Meathead

Our ribs recipes show you how to combine the best techniques known to make the kind of ribs that will have your families and friends worshipping you. In Memphis, traditionalists swear that all you need is a dry rub. Is there any food more fun? More delicious?

Sausage Recipes

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Meathead

We need to change the way we think of sausages. Yes, most are tubes of seasoned and flavored ground meats and veggies in a casing, but many are patties. So if you broaden your horizons, this section gives you a lot of freedom. Take these recipes and have fun.

Mmm Bacon Recipes

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Meathead

Bacon is among the world's most beloved foods. Its incredible flavor can convert vegetarians into meat eaters. Global cultures have developed all kinds of bacon from British rashers to Italian guanciale to Spanish tocino. Learn about them all, including recipes showing you how to make bacon at home and how to use it.
Smoked pork butt on the grill

The Easiest Authentic BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe Ever

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Meathead

This easy BBQ pulled pork recipe skips the slow cooker to create authentic low and slow smoked pulled pork on a smoker or grill. With smoke woven through the moist meat, bits of seasoned crust, and a gentle splash of BBQ sauce, BBQ pulled pork is a foolproof low and slow smoked food, perfect for feeding large crowds.
pork chop

Here’s The Secret To Juicy Not Dry Smoked and Grilled Pork Chops

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Meathead

Ensure moist and flavorful pork chops every time with this recipe for brined and smoked chops. While the lack of fat can often result in dry pork chops, a simple brine will keep them extra juicy. They are then smoked and seared on the grill for a deep smoky flavor before being finished with a tangy mustard bbq sauce.
cured uncooked homemadebacon

How To Make Smoked Homemade Bacon – It Is So Much Better Than Store Bought

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Meathead

Homemade bacon is easy and the results are much better than grocery store smoked bacon. Once you have the basic homemade smoked bacon recipe down, you can vary the ingredients to make countless flavor variations.
double smoked ham

You Have Stumbled Across The Ultimate Double Smoked Ham Recipe

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Meathead

Create the best ham you've ever tasted with this ultimate double smoked ham recipe. Ordinary store bought whole or spiral ham is taken over the top by slowly smoking it on the grill. The true star of the show, however, is the sweet and savory glaze!
Cured and smoked ham

How To Make A Cured Smoked Ham From Scratch

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Meathead

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 curing a fresh ham, you won't achieve the same flavor or deep red color of the traditional type.
A plate of pork chops with mustard sauce

Mouthwatering Country Style Ribs Recipe

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Meathead

Despite what the name implies, country-style ribs are actually pork chops that are cut from the front end of the baby backs near the shoulder. Ensure moist and flavorful country ribs every time with this recipe that calls for dry brining before smoking and searing on the grill for a deep smoky flavor before saucing.
Competition pork turn-in box

Award Winning Competition Pork Butt Recipe, Tuffy Stone’s World Championship Method

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Clint Cantwell

Whether you are new to the competition BBQ game or are a seasoned pro, this recipe for competition pork butt from top pitmaster Tuffy Stone is certain to better your results. This award winning pork butt is one of the many mouthwatering recipes in Tuffy's first cookbook, Cool Smoke: The Art of Great Barbecue.
Meathead with a suckling pig

Going Whole Hog: What You Need To Know To Smoke Roast A Hog Or Suckling Pig

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Meathead

Learn how to cook a whole hog the way the pros do it. Our whole hog or suckling pig smoking guide discusses everything from shopping to prepping and serving in our extensive whole hog recipe.
Smoked pork crown roast

Smoked Pork Crown Roast, The Reigning King Of Your Holiday Meal

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Clint Cantwell

Looking to wow your guests this holiday season? Cut from a 10 or 12 bone rack of pork that is trimmed (Frenched) to expose the ends of the bones, a pork crown roast is the ultimate edible centerpiece. It is also perfect for filling with a flavorful stuffing as done in this recipe for smoked pork crown roast.
Slow cooker pulled pork sandwich with barbecue sauce

Love Me Tender Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe

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Clint Cantwell

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 recipe for a Crockpot or other slow cooker. Cooked indoors over low heat for several hours, the seasoned pork butt emerges moist, flavorful, and fall apart tender.
hams hanging on a rack

Hamming it Up: A Survey of the World’s Great Hams And How To Cook Them

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Meathead

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.
Grilled ham steak topped with redeye gravy

Redeye Gravy With Ham, A Southern Classic

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Meathead

Ham and Redeye Gravy is a hearty Southern breakfast traditionally made in a cast iron pan designed to charge Mom and Dad for a hard day of work. Ham and coffee are the core ingredients, but there are variations on the theme.
Grilled glazed ham steak plated with eggs and fruit

This Grilled Glazed Ham Steak Recipe Begs For Eggs

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Clint Cantwell

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.
Pork loin Cuban sandwich plated

A Cuban Sandwich Tastes Better When The Meat Is Smoked

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Clint Cantwell

Slow smoked pork loin provides a unique twist on a Florida favorite in this grilled Cuban sandwich recipe. Thinly sliced smoked pork loin joins sliced ham, mustard, pickles, and Swiss cheese on Cuban style bread before being wrapped in foil, pressed, and grilled to crunchy perfection.
Porchetta slice showing off spiral

Pork Belly Porchetta: The Best Pork Roast Ever

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Meathead

The quintessential taste of Italy is not pasta, not pizza, not Barolo, and not olive oil. It is porchetta, a rich, fatty, herby, crazy fragrant, crazy good, boneless pork roast swaddled in incredibly crunchy pork cracklins, sliced, and served on a rustic bun.
Pork tenderloin with green peppercorn sauce

Give Grilled Pork Tenderloin The Steak Treatment With Green Peppercorn Sauce

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Dave Joachim

Grilled pork tenderloin comes together fast and takes on classic French flavors in the hands of Georgia's Top Chef Kevin Gillespie. Like classic Steak Diane, the sliced tenderloin is served with a flavorful green peppercorn sauce.
sweet and sour pork tenderloin

Grilled Sweet And Sour Pork Takes The Classic Chinese American Recipe In A New Direction

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Meathead

If your Chinese food go-to is sweet and sour pork then you'll love this grilled version. Best of all: No oil, no frying. Not only is it simple to make, the grill amplifies this dish by adding a deep smoky flavor. In addition to grilling the cubed pork tenderloin, the signature pineapple in this recipe also hits the grill.
Sous vide and smoked pork loin sliced

Slice Into Moist And Tender Pork Loin, Sous-Vide-Que Style

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Clint Cantwell

Create perfect pork loins every time with this recipe for sous vide and smoked (sous-vide-que) pork loin. Lean pork loin is cooked to perfection in a sous vide water bath until moist and tender before being finished with indirect heat on the grill until smoky and golden brown. You'll never look at pork loin the same.
smoked stuffed pork loin roast sliced

This Smoked Stuffed Pork Loin Roast Recipe Makes The Perfect Special Occasion Meal

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Meathead

Smoky, tender, and spectacular looking, this recipe for a smoked stuffed pork loin is a surefire hit at your next cookout. Because pork loin is so lean, it is a great cut for stuffing with something moist. Butterflied, stuffed, and rolled before smoking, this dish has special occasion written all over it.

Got Leftover Pork? Try These Pulled Pork Egg Rolls

If you have some leftover pulled pork, here's a creative recipe that lets you enjoy it again in a different way: in spicy, savory pulled pork egg rolls.
candied bacon

Candied Bacon: The Greatest Sweet And Salty Combination Ever

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Meathead

The saltiness of bacon is a perfect foil and contrast to sweetness. Here are a variety of methods for creating mouthwatering candied bacon, including brown sugar bacon, toffee bacon, and chocolate bacon. There are several ways to put the concept to work, and of course it is best with homemade bacon.
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Candied bacon and egg breakfast bread bowls

Grilled Candied Bacon and Egg Bread Bowl Recipe

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Clint Cantwell

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.
smoked bacon

Once You Make Maple Bacon, You’ll Never Get Store Bought Again

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Meathead

You seriously need to make this bacon. It's not hard. And it is so worth it. It's one of those processes that mostly just takes time. And for your patience you are rewarded with some the most delicious, homemade smoky bacon you'll ever taste.
smoked bacon

This Asian Style Bacon Recipe Is The Perfect Combo Of Spicy Sweet And Savory Flavors

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Meathead

Salty and sweet is the magic combo for bacon. Using honey for the sweet and adding spicy Sriracha takes it over the top, especially when you amp up the savory, meaty, umami flavors with hoisin and soy sauce. Ginger, garlic, and five-spice powder round out the Chinese flavor profile here.
Sliced homemade Canadian bacon

Canadian And Irish Bacon Made Better At Home

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Meathead

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.
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Sous vide and smoked pork belly slice plated

If You Love Bacon, You’ll Crave Smoked Sous-Vide-Que Pork Belly

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Clint Cantwell

If you like bacon then you'll love pork belly. Fall apart tender and full of smoky goodness, this recipe for sous-vide-que pork belly is sure to be a crowd favorite. Starting with a low and slow sous vide water bath, the moist and tender pork belly is then smoked and grilled to create a truly amazing dish.
pork belly

Korean Grilled Pork Belly Gets Super Flavorful With A Spicy-Sweet Glaze

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Dave Joachim

Korean grilled pork belly tastes fantastic. The key is to braise it first to render out some fat. That avoids a blazing inferno of melted fat in your grill. It also gets you a nice crisp exterior on the meat. We love the spicy-sweet Korean ssam jang glaze in this recipe too!
pork belly and bacon on grill

Dig Into Pork Belly Two Ways in this Traditional Danish Dish

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Dave Joachim

If you like bacon, you'll love this recipe including both pork belly and bacon. They are suspended over new potatoes as they cook, infusing the potatoes with savory richness. A simple white sauce enhanced with lemon and parsley complete this traditional dish from Denmark.
pork belly

Smoked Pork Belly On A Salad Is Even Better Than Bacon

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Meathead

Venture into any chic restaurant and they have an appetizer with luxuriously silky, soft, and succulent pork belly in it. This simple recipe for smoked pork belly is perfect for your favorite salad.
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Baguette, split and filled with meat, red and green jalapenos, and garnished with cilantro

Mouthwatering Smoked Pork Belly Burnt Ends Banh Mi

This rich and flavor packed tested recipe for our smoked pork belly version of the classic Vietnamese banh mì sandwich is sure to make your knees buckle. The recipe hits all the right notes for a perfect banh mì, including succulent BBQ pork belly burnt ends, spicy jalapeños, savory mayo, and tangy pickled veggies.
A bowl of chili topped with shredded cheese and avocado slices

Chili Verde Goes To A Whole ’Nother Level With Smoked Pork Butt

Salsa verde, a.k.a. green enchilada sauce, makes a great soup base. Add some smoked and cubed pork butt, and you've got a fantastic salsa verde pork chili. Taste all the smoky, spicy goodness in this simple tested chili recipe.
bacon hot dog

Andrew Zimmern’s Bacon “Dog” With Jalapeño Jelly And Slaw Will Have You Wagging Your Tail

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Meathead

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.
Bacon wrapped hot dogs on a platter

Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs Will Be Your New Best Friend

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Clint Cantwell

Stuffed with cheese then wrapped in bacon, this grilled hot dog recipe is a sure fire hit at any backyard bash. Inspired by Chicago's famed francheesie, our recipe skips the traditional deep frying in favor of the grill for a crisp bacon shell and deep smoky flavor.
Smoked meatloaf with mashed potatoes

Meatloaf, The Ultimate Comfort Food, Tastes Even Better Grilled

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Meathead

Months of experiments produced a superb grilled meatloaf recipe, a meatloaf that may be just as good cold on a sandwich as hot from the grill. Meatloaf is perhaps the ultimate comfort food, but can often miss the mark when it comes to flavor, texture, moisture, and/or crust. This recipe hits every mark exactly.
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Pork satay sliders on a platter

Pork Satay Burgers Put A Thai Twist On Backyard BBQ

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Clint Cantwell

Step up your burger game with this recipe for Thai-style pork satay sliders with Asian slaw and spicy peanut sauce. Ground pork patties are seared to perfection then topped with a flavorful Asian inspired coleslaw and served with a homemade Thai peanut sauce similar to that served with satay meat skewers.
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Burger covered in sauce, sitting on a bun with lettuce and tomato

Take Your Mu Shu Off The Plate and Put It On A Bun With This Chinese Mu Shu Pork Burger Recipe

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Meathead

These 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 recipe, this dish is deconstructed and reconfigured as an Asian-inspired Mu Shu Pork Burger that is sure to wow your guests.
pork Brunswick stew

Enjoy Your Barbecue With A Side Of Brunswick Stew

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Dave Joachim

Top Chef Fan Favorite Kevin Gillespie says that barbecue is always served with Brunswick stew in his native Georgia. Squirrel is the traditional meat, but Kevin likes to use beef and pork or even scraps of barbecued pork. His recipe also includes a secret ingredient that amplifies the flavors of everything else.
Pork cracklin

Pork Cracklins Recipe

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Meathead

Cracklins, chiccharrons, and grattons are made from pork skins and rinds. Here's a better way to make them than just frying them the old fashioned way.

New Pork Names

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Meathead

In April 2013 the National Pork Board announced new names for old familar pork cuts. Here are photos.

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Published On: 4/24/2019 Last Modified: 4/14/2021


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