12 Pork Recipes That Are So Pure and Good You’ll Cry Perfection
Pork is the white meat you’re definitely not eating enough of, and that’s coming from a company who sells steaks. (Yeah, we went there.) But seriously, people — stop overcooking your pork and definitely start eating more of it. It’s delicious, can be very nutritious, and it’s also firmly within the realm of comfort food, no matter the season… You just need the right recipe! Thankfully, we curated some outstanding pork recipes from our favorite foodies (and, of course, our own archives). Check ‘em out:
Bright, fresh, tangy mango salsa. Chipotle mayo. Plus perfectly tender pork? Where we’re going, we don’t need utensils to devour these gorgeous tostadas.
Easy Pork Chops with Sweet and Sour Glaze
A mere 20 minutes stand between you and that glaze (the gorgeous creation of Chungah at Damn Delicious). The dream!
Ancho Chili Rubbed Pork Tenderloins with Fresh Papaya & Pepita Salsa
Turn up the heat on a weeknight dinner with this easily-prepared roast. Don’t worry — the fresh papaya and pepita salsa pairs perfectly and provides delicious relief from the southwest spices.
Stout Brined Crispy Chili Brown Sugar Pork Belly
Pork belly brined in beer and then cooked crispy? We wouldn’t expect anything less amazing from The Beeroness.
Grilled Pork Chops with Strawberry Peach Salsa
If you’re looking for something light, bright, but still super satisfying, try this pork chop recipe — thanks to the pork brine and the fruity salsa, it’s beautiful color definitely translates to full-on flavor, too.
Pancetta Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
Wrapping pork in more pork is always a good way to go in our book, and Half Baked Harvest does a beautiful job combining meaty pork tenderloin and salty, savory pancetta for another easy dinner.
Smoked Pork Loin Sandwiches
If the pork and pepper jack isn’t enough goodness for you, just take a gander at those caramelized tequila onions.
Gouda Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops
Stuffing a pork chop often helps with flavor and works to keep your chop from drying out — and in this recipe from Fox Valley Foodie, that method is used to great success with gouda and bacon. Yum!
Maple Bourbon BBQ Pork T-Bones
Sweet maple plus bourbon plus barbeque makes for one finger-licking pork marinade.
20-Minute Moo Shu Pork
Moo shu pork in 20 minutes pretty much means you should forgo the takeout. But seriously — the color alone in this recipe from Gimme Some Oven will have you hanging up the phone and grabbing a pan.
BBQ Pork Sliders with Cole Slaw
Adorably delicious. We dare you not to eat way too many.
Tonkatsu (Japanese Pork Cutlet)
If you’ve never tried Tonkatsu, you’re missing out! Luckily, this recipe from Damn Delicious makes it incredibly simple (and yummy!) to make your own Japanese-style pork cutlet complete with a tasty sauce and rice in only 20 minutes.
Smoked Pork Shoulder
This giant among pork recipes is worth the wait when it comes to smoking time — just look at that char. When it’s all done, restrain yourself from just grabbing a fork and going at it; plates are still considered cool in polite society.
Well, there you have it — 13 pure, perfect pork recipes just waiting for you to try them. Did we miss any recipes you love? Share your favorite with us in a comment, or reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Happy tasting!