Recipes Using Pork

Many delicious main and side dishes can be prepared using pork. This page contains recipes using pork.

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A pulled pork sandwich
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Okay, I just can't help tweak recipes ;-) In this case I've switched out the choice of meat for the traditional French classic of 40 Clove Chicken by using pork and added pasta to the mix. Don't be afraid of the amount of garlic used because roasted garlic is a mild sweet flavored out of this world treat and even any leftovers (what are leftovers?) are delightful!

Ingredients:

  • 3 small garlic bulbs
  • 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb. fettuccini
  • 1 lb. pork tenderloin medallions, small dice (1/3 inch cubes)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried sage
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (if using cooking wine, omit the salt listed above)
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cut 1/2 inch off the top of each head of garlic. Place garlic bulbs, cut side up, each on a separate square of aluminum foil, evenly drizzle the 2 tablespoon of the olive oil over the top of each bulb, wrap each and bake until garlic is soft, about 45 to 60 minutes, remove from oven and let cool. Once cool use a fork to squeeze the cloves out of the skin.

Once the garlic has been removed from the skin begin to boil water for the fettuccini and cook al dente according to package directions, once cooked reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water and drain the rest.

While the water is coming to a boil, heat the second 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat, add pork, season with the salt and pepper, cook until browned and cooked through, remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

Stir the garlic cloves and sage into the pork pot and cook until fragrant, just a few seconds. Add the white wine, scrape up any remaining bits off the bottom of the pan, add the chicken broth and let the sauce cook, stirring occasionally, until it reduces by 1/3, about 7 to 10 minutes.

Return the pork to the pot, add pasta and parsley, toss to coat, "if needed" add the reserved cooking water a little at a time for a more moist consistency and serve.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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Since I usually only cook occasionally for one or two guests at a time, I place wax paper between the extra uncooked patties, place them in a Ziploc bag and freeze them for future meals.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 lbs. ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, finely shredded
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 heaping Tbsp. minced fresh onion
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper

Directions:

Preheat grill to medium high.

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, roll into 8 equal sized balls and flatten into 1/2 inches thick patties.

Grill, turning once after 4 minutes, and cook until a meat thermometer inserted into the center reads 160 degrees F, about 3 to 5 additional minutes.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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I would appreciate recipes for using canned pork.

Jayhawk from Lawrence, KS

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I buy canned pork at Walmart.

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A pulled pork sandwichHere are tips for using leftover pork roast from ThriftyFun community.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Take your leftovers, toss 'em in the crockpot with a jar of salsa, and shred it up for pulled pork sandwiches. Cook on Low for 8 hours, or High for four.

You can also use a homemade BBQ sauce instead of the salsa; 1 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup sweet mustard, and 1/8 cup of honey or brown sugar.

By Althea

Add To Ramen

Leftover pork roast is very good added to the oriental flavored Top Ramen. A sprinkling of raw green onions in each bowl makes it even better. Some leftover green vegetables, like broccoli or green beans, are also nice in it along with the pork.

By Anna

Fajitas

I chop it up and season it a bit more with cumin, cayenne, taco like seasonings, and use it for fajitas. Also, if you have a meat grinder or even a food processor, grind it well, add some mayonnaise and maybe some relish for a yummy sandwich spread. Also, good, chopped up in scrambled eggs.

By Cavelady

Pork Stew

It is really good made into a stew, much better than beef stew. Potato, carrots, green beens, onion, celery.

Tacos

Makes great tacos. Chop of shred, mix with a little taco seasoning, put in taco shells or soft tortillas with lettuce, cheese, salsa, and sour cream and guacamole if desired.

By Linda

Breakfast Hash

Take the pork and cube it up along with a few medium sized potatoes. Toss them in a pan with some cracked black pepper, course salt, minced garlic, onions and green peppers (if desired). Cook until potatoes are done and onions are caramelized. Serve as is or topped with fried eggs for a breakfast hash.

By Suzanne S.

Golden Rice and Pork

  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 cup raw rice
  • 2 1/2 cups onion, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 chicken boullion cubes( chicken soup base)
  • 2 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 shredded green pepper (I omit)
  • 2 cups lean cooked pork, cut in strips
Heat oil in large fry pan. Add rice, onions and salt. Cook over med. heat until golden, stirring constantly. Remove from heat for 5 min. Dissolve cubes in boiling water. Pour over rice mixture. Cover and cook about 30 min. until rice is tender. Stir in celery, gr. pepper and pork. Cover and cook another 5 min. Stir in soy sauce and serve.

By Ann

Sweet & Sour Pork

Buy a quart of sweet and sour sauce, add onions, bell peppers and carrots and any other veggies you want. Serve over rice or ramen noodles. If you can't get the Chinese ones, use linguine. Other veggies, bean sprouts or sugar peas can be added. Have fun!

By Janet

Pork Barbecue Sandwiches

Use leftover pork tenderloin for what we call a 'Pork Barbecue'. Pull pieces of cooked pork into 'strings' (Keeping length about 2 to 2 1/2 inches). Pile into a casserole dish with a tablespoon of water in the bottom. Pour your favourite barbecue sauce over top, mixing pork around to coat nicely. Heat in oven at 250 degrees F till warmed and steam comes off when the top removed. Serve on buns with regular assortment of condiments you would use for a hamburger. Yummy!

By Wemarch

Make Egg Foo Yung

It's great with canned tomatoes, chop pork, can add onion and green peppers. Serve on rice. Also, super in Chinese egg foo yung. 6 lg eggs, 1/8 tsp. salt, can of bean sprouts, 1 cup chopped cooked pork, 1/8 tsp.. pepper, 1/2 cup chopped onions. Beat eggs, add rest. Fry in omelet pan, 1/2 cup per omelet. Serve with brown gravy (add soy sauce to pork gravy) and rice.

By Barbara

Quesadillas

Yummy chili cheese pork quesadillas: Brush both sides of a 2 flour tortilla with olive oil. Sprinkle tortilla's with salt, chili powder. Put shredded cheese, and bite-size pieces of your leftover pork roast in between the tortillas. Cook it on the grill or under the broiler until it starts to brown. I do this all the time with smoked chicken or pork.

By Nathan

Take A Break Stew

Heat up the crock pot, toss in your leftover pork, a can of potatoes, one can of carrots, and whatever frozen veggies you want. Leave it for an hour or 2. While it cooks: TAKE A BREAK! After dinner you only have a few bowls and your crock pot to clean, since everything comes from a can or bag. This works with beef too, even chicken.

By Melissa

Pork Bisquick Casserole

Chop up your leftover pork, any pork will do (any meat really). Get out your casserole dish. Dump in two cans of diced tomatoes (don't drain), two cans of fancy cut green beans (drain about half the juice), two cans of corn (drain about half the juice). Sprinkle cut pork over the top of vegetables, sprinkle some grated cheese over the top. Make a mix of bisquick and water, approximately 2 cups of bisquick and then add water until it is runny and pourable.

Pour bisquick over the top of the casserole. bake at 350 degrees F for about 30-40 minutes, until the bisquick is cooked and the top is turning light brown.

By Karen

Pork and Mushrooms

  • left over pork, cubed
  • 2-3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1-1.5 cups fresh, sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup sweet vermouth
  • 1 tsp. sugar
Heat olive oil. Add mushrooms and sautee lightly. Add vermouth and sugar and cook until mushrooms are a nice golden brown. add pork. Stir until pork is heated through. Can be served over white or yellow rice. (03/29/2008)

By Allanna

Stew

My stew: I cut the pork into cubes, add a jar of salsa and 1 cup of water, chopped carrot and one chopped and lightly fried onion. Slow cook for 4-6 hours and serve with hassle back potatoes or cous cous.

Also you can cook in an oven pot and top with sliced potatoes. Slow cook. Just before serving add cheese on top so it melts and slightly browns.

This is my tasty pork cobbler!

By Sharlene

Do you have any ideas? Feel free to post them below!

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Delicious, easy, doesn't heat up the house.

Ingredients:

  • small pork roast or 6-8 large chops
  • 1 pkg 8 oz creamed cheese
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 package dry Italian salad dressing mix
  • rice

Directions:

Mix everything except the rice and pork. Place pork in crockpot. Pour mixture over the pork and set crockpot on low and cook all day. 20 minutes before serving, cook rice. Top rice with the pork and gravy.

Servings: 6
Time:10 Minutes Preparation Time
8 Hours Cooking Time

Source: neighbor

By kmcb59

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One of the best cooking tips I ever received, was from a co-worker and friend. He told me to get a pork roast, place it in the crockpot, and pour a jar of pickled pepperoncinis (juice and all) over the roast. Cook until the meat falls apart. He said to serve it with warm tortillas. You could serve with rolls. Good eating!

By Terri from NV

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One of my husband's favorite sandwiches.

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Pork and apples go great together! The pork is tender and very tasty; my kids love it.

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Pork loin roast smothered with a sweet pineapple, apple and Marsala glaze. This recipe is easy to follow, easy to prepare and has an amazing taste.

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I purchased corn bread flavored Stove Top Stuffing at the store and a maple bourbon marinated pork loin for dinner. My kids usually only eat stuffing under duress, so I tried making it look a little more interesting by "stuffing the pork loin". They ate it right up :)

I cooked the Stove Top according to package directions, then cut a slit into the uncooked pork loin and "stuffed" it. Then cooked the pork loin according to package directions. We served it with butternut squash from the garden, but I think it would have presented better with green beans or something a little more colorful.

Stuffed Pork Loin

Directions:

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Heat a large saucepan and pour in the honey, stir until it sticks but is not caramelized. Add the butter and when hot add the pork cubes. Stir until brown for about 10 minutes.

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Mix flour and pork cubes together. Heat oil; brown well; remove pork, and set aside. Pour off and discard oil. Return pork to skillet. Add remaining ingredients except pepper and pimento.

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Recipe for Savory Pork. Brown pork in a little hot oil and place in 9 x l3 inch pan. Saute onion for a minute or two and add to pork. . .

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I'd like to know how everyone uses left over pork roast and the juices. How do you use them? Thanks in advance for any tips

Becky


Using Leftover Pork Roast

Take your leftovers, toss 'em in the crockpot with a jar of salsa, and shred it up for pulled pork sandwiches. Cook on Low for 8 hours, or High for four.

You can also use a homemade BBQ sauce instead of the salsa; 1 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup sweet mustard, and 1/8 cup of honey or brown sugar. (01/14/2005)

By althea

Using Leftover Pork Roast

Leftover pork roast is very good added to the oriental flavored Top Ramen, and a sprinkling of raw green onions in each bowl makes it even better. Some leftover green vegetables, like broccoli or green beans, are also nice in it along with the pork. (01/14/2005)

By Guest

Using Leftover Pork Roast

I chop it up and season it a bit more with cumin, cayenne, taco like seasonings, and use it for fajitas. Also, if you have a meat grinder or even a food processor, grind it well, add some mayonnaise and maybe some relish for a yummy sandwich spread. Also, good, chopped up in scrambled eggs. (01/14/2005)

By Cavelady

Using Leftover Pork Roast

It is really good made into a stew, much better than beef stew. Potato, carrots, green beens, onion, celery. Really it is GOOD (01/15/2005)

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Using Leftover Pork Roast

Makes great tacos. Chop of shred, mix with a little taco seasoning, put in taco shells or soft tortillas with lettuce, cheese, salsa, and sour cream and guacamole if desired. (01/15/2005)

By Linda

Using Leftover Pork Roast

Take the pork and cube it up along with a few medium sized potatoes. Toss them in a pan with some cracked black pepper, course salt, minced garlic, onions and green peppers (if desired). Cook until potatoes are done and onions are caramelized. Serve as is or topped with fried eggs for a breakfast hash. (01/15/2005)

By Suzanne S.

Using Leftover Pork Roast

THAT'S EASY! CROQUETTES (01/17/2005)

By pilar1

Using Leftover Pork Roast

Golden Rice and Pork

  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 cup raw rice
  • 2 1/2 cups onion, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 chicken boullion cubes( chicken soup base)
  • 2 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 tsp. soya sauce
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 shredded green pepper (I omit)
  • 2 cups lean cooked pork, cut in strips

Heat oil in large frypan. Add rice, onions and salt. Cook over med. heat til golden, stirring constantly. Remove from heat for 5 min. Dissolve cubes in boiling water. Pour over rice mixture. Cover and cook about 30 min. until rice is tender. Stir in celery, gr. pepper and pork. Cover and cook another 5 min. Stir in soya sauce and serve.
(01/17/2005)

By Ann M

Using Leftover Pork Roast

Makes good sandwiches! Can also use it for BBQ. (01/18/2005)

By P.

Sweet & Sour Pork

BUY A QUART OF SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE ---ONIONS BELL PEPPERS AND CARROTS AND ANY VEGGIE YOU WANT. SERVE OVER RICE OR RAMEN NOODLES. IF YOU CAN'T GET THE CHINESE ONES, USE LINGUINE. OTHER VEGGIES BEAN SPROUTS, SUGAR PEAS HAVE FUN. (10/29/2006)

By Janet

Using Leftover Pork Roast

Use leftover pork tenderloin for what we call a 'Pork Barbecue', may have heard it referred to as a 'Pork Pull' also. Pull pieces of cooked pork into 'strings' (Keeping length about 2 to 2&1/2 inches). Pile into a casserole dish with a tablespoon of water in the bottom. Pour favourite barbecue sauce over top, mixing pork around to coat nicely. Heat in oven at 250 degrees F till warmed & steam comes off when top removed. Serve on buns with regular assortment of condiments you would use for a hamburger. Yummy! (05/24/2007)

By wemarch

Using Leftover Pork Roast

Great with canned tomatoes, chop pork,can add onion and green peppers. Serve on rice. Also, super in Chinese egg foo yung. 6 lg eggs, 1/8 teas. salt, can of bean sprouts ,1 cup chopped cooked pork, 1/8 teas. pepper, 1/2 cup chopped onions. Beat eggs, add rest Fry in omelet pan, 1/2 cup per omelet. Serve with brown gravy (add soy sauce to pork gravy) and rice. (12/10/2007)

By Barbara

Leftover pork roast

Yummy chili cheese pork quesadillas: Brush both sides of a 2 flour tortilla with olive oil. sprinkle tortilla's with salt, chili powder. Put shredded cheese, and bite-size peices of your leftover pork roast in between the tortillas cook in on the grill or under the broiler until it starts to brown. I do this all the time with smoked chicken or pork. (02/09/2008)

By Nathan

Using Leftover Pork Roast

Take a break stew:

Heat up the crock pot, toss in your leftover pork, a can of potatoes,can of carrots, and whatever frozen veggies you want. I use the ones that have very little in the bag haha.Leave it for an hour or 2. While it cooks: TAKE A BREAK!After dinner you only have a few bowls and your crock pot to clean.Since everything comes from a can or bag.And the mess from the roast was made yesterday.This works with beef too, even chicken. (03/11/2008)

By Melissa

Using Leftover Pork Roast

Chop up your leftover pork, any pork will do (any meat really). Get out your casserole dish. dump in two cans of diced tomatoes (don't drain), two cans of fancy cut green beans (drain about half the juice), two cans of corn (drain about half the juice). Sprinkle cut pork over the top of vegetables, sprinkle some grated cheese over the top. Make a mix of bisquick and water....approx 2 cups of bisquick and then add water until it is runny and pour able.

Pour bisquick over the top of the casserole. bake at 350 degrees F for about 30-40 minutes, until the bisquick is cooked and the top is turning light brown. (03/15/2008)

By Karen

Using Leftover Pork Roast

  • left over pork, cubed
  • 2-3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1-1.5 cups fresh, sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup sweet vermouth
  • 1 tsp. sugar

Heat olive oil. Add mushrooms and sautee lightly. Add vermouth and sugar and cook until mushrooms are a nice golden brown. add pork. Stir until pork is heated through. Can be served over white or yellow rice. (03/29/2008)

By Allanna

Using Leftover Pork Roast

Wow!! I would NEVER have thought up all those possibilities! With the cost of EVERYTHING going up, I seem to be buying the same meats each week - $.99/pound pork roasts and chicken thighs, a 3# tray of 80/20 ground beef and a pack or 2 of hot dogs/mild Italian sausage to round out the week. My pork roast goes in the crock pot for meal 1 and then the next day I puzzle all day wondering what to do with what was left....now I can just pull out these GREAT ideas and pick one!! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your recipes. (05/08/2008)

By Chelle

Using Leftover Pork Roast

My stew.

I cut the pork into cubes, add a jar of salsa and 1 cup of water, chopped carrot and one chopped and lightly fried onion. Slow cook for 4-6 hours and serve with hassle back potatoes or cous cous.

Also you can cook in an oven pot and top with sliced potatoes. Slow cook. Just before serving add cheese on top so it melts and slightly browns.

MY TASTY PORK COBBLER... (05/19/2008)

By Sharlene

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