Recipes Using Canned Pork?

I would appreciate recipes for using canned pork.

Jayhawk from Lawrence, KS


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September 7, 200622 found this helpful

I boil macaroni and drain. Add 1 jar of canned pork or venison (drained of the juice), 1 can of cream of mushroom soup. I then season it with Fajita seasoning or salt and pepper basically season with what I have on hand that sounds good. It makes a nice quick meal. I sometime experiment with adding a can of vegetable to make it more healthy.

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May 23, 20180 found this helpful

I actually made this for my patient but j added chicken broth, mushrooms, pepper flakes ad salt. We shall see if he likes it or not!

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September 8, 20181 found this helpful

May be stupid question but did you heat up the pork and the cream of mushroom to?

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October 4, 20194 found this helpful

Re: Canned Pork Receipe
I made a chilli with this canned pork and it is so good.
First I saute it in a frying pan with cut up onions and garlic and brown it a bit before I add it to the crock pot.


Everything I use for this recipe we receive from our food we receive each month from our local food program
Big can of whole tomatoes
Couple cans of diced tomatoes
Can of pasta sauce
Garbanzo Beans
Black Beans
Chili or kidney beans
Chili Powder
Garlic Salt
Let it all cook in the crock pot
So yummy with some shredded cheese and a dollup of sour cream

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November 4, 20190 found this helpful

Marry me. ????

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January 18, 20201 found this helpful

It was great I used small penne pasta and peas and turned out tasting like tuna casserole ..i would recommend with a baked potatoe ...potatoes 3 1/2 min in microwave ..thats all it it quick fast and cheap

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February 18, 20200 found this helpful

Kansas - One of my favorite can pork or fresh pork. Soak beans over night then drain. Put beans & pork in crock pot cover with picante sauce.


Turn on high tell hot then lower to low & cook all day. Will not taste picante but will take on a new good taste. Put in tortilla shell.

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April 13, 20200 found this helpful

I fryed a big onion, added bay leaf, thyme, black pepper. Then added chopped canned pork then let it slowly fry for a while. Sprinkled oregano and garlic. Stirred it up and waited a few minutes. Added a can of garbonzos and 32 ounces of Classico marinera sauce and added 16 oz of pasta water. (Oh yeah, I had a pack of spaghetti cooking on the other burner.

Let the sauce simmer 20 minutes then serve over the pasta.

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May 4, 20200 found this helpful

Just made this, its amazing. The pork was not appealing at all, but it was all I had left and by bizarre luck I had all the ingredients. Added a whole onion, fresh garlic and my own seasoning. Recommend 10000%.

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October 22, 20201 found this helpful

Thanks to everyone for the recipes for canned pork. We just traded some grocery items with friends and I took the canned pork, but wasn't sure what to do with it.


This gives me some great ideas for dinner this week.

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December 1, 20201 found this helpful

Thank you for the ideas. I never even knew that canned pork existed before this pandemic much less what to do with it to make it edible. These recipes and ideas are very appreciated.

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June 4, 20220 found this helpful

Thank you for sharing. Sound's good, I'm going to try it.

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By Francene (Guest Post)
September 8, 200619 found this helpful

Hi Jayhawk, I lived in Lawrence for 12 years. I now live in Washington State. I used to get the canned pork from Penn House. I would BBQ it. Just open the can, rinse off the fat then pour in BBQ sauce and heat.


It makes great BBQ sandwiches. I also would mix in a packet of brown gravy and put over mashed potatos. Yummy.

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By carla bledsoe (Guest Post)
September 11, 200610 found this helpful

mix with brown beans and serve with cornbread.
serve like hot beef sandwich subbing pork for beef.
serve with mashed potatoes.
cook potatoes, carrots and onions and add pork.
add to stir fried veggies and serve over rice.
good luck and I envy you. its been years since I found any canned pork.

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October 15, 20180 found this helpful

Go to amazon.Com they have another brand but same pork. 12 cans lunchroom size $168.00. Extra large suze.

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August 26, 20200 found this helpful

Try area food bank

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May 31, 20210 found this helpful

How much water did you use

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By Amanda (Guest Post)
March 14, 20079 found this helpful

-I made this last week, I couldnt find any recipes I liked so I made one... I put 1 bag of small red beans (soaked overnight) and a can of pork and juices into the crock pot. I added water, 1 pouch of lipton beefy onion soup, season salt, minced onions, teaspoon of garlic, and salt. Let crock for 4 hours. Yummy type of pork and beans, the guys ate it all up!!!


-I am going to try this one tonight... I just thought it up. Boil 1 can pork in juices, then drain. Home made gravy. Mashed potatoes. After cooking pork and potatoes separately, mix pork into potatoes. Add butter and gravy. Well see what happens! It does sound quite tasty!

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July 19, 20161 found this helpful

Going to try crock pot recipe tonite

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April 14, 20192 found this helpful

Good idea except I first make the gravy, add the pork, then pour it OVER mashed potatoes or rice.

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May 22, 20194 found this helpful

I love home fried potatoes and onions. I bet this caned pork would be good fried in with this.

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By Gregory (Guest Post)
January 30, 200814 found this helpful

I love Amanda's phrase, "the guys ate it all up!". Reminds me of my Grandma talking. It would be something she would say! Sounds like you got a stock pile of canned pork! Ha ha. Love the question, "where I can buy a can of pork". One avoids buying canned pork! Canned pork is something you end up with or acquire from a food bank! Thanks Amanda, I'm gonna try your way.

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October 4, 20164 found this helpful

This post was so funny and true. I have 3 cans of lakeside pork - from a food bank, not very attractive to look at, and I hate to just toss it. So all these recipes are great ideas. Thank you so much. Lol.

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January 23, 20193 found this helpful

Times are rough,w
Sent to food bank ,I was blessed with some Lakeside canned pork,decided to look up recipes for it ,thanks.

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January 24, 20194 found this helpful

Do let us know what you make and how it turns out.

Also, we are running many contests for our members. If you take clear photos of any recipe, craft or DIY and submit it to us, we pay $5-10 for accepted posts. It is also entered into a contest for $50. This might be another way to stretch your budget.

Good luck!

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February 18, 20193 found this helpful

Just got me some food bank canned pork in juices & appreciate these recipes cause I hadn't the slightest clue..

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June 17, 20191 found this helpful

Can I make pulled pork with a can of pork meat

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July 22, 20194 found this helpful

I saw people asking about canned pork and where to buy it and then someone says one avoids buying canned pork and you acquire it at a food bank. Guess what, they sell canned pork and canned chicken at walmart and also at Kroger. So it must not be all that bad, Gregory

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August 25, 20190 found this helpful

where can i buy the pork can ?

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September 28, 20194 found this helpful

and if a food bank is keeping you and your family fed because of illness and job loss you will be thankful for the canned pork and the recipes needed to cook it.

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January 21, 20203 found this helpful

Your comments on canned pork are very belittling to those of us that need to use a food bank!,

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January 21, 20200 found this helpful

Can I order a box of can pork?

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January 21, 20200 found this helpful

Can I order a box of can pork?

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January 22, 20200 found this helpful

I found this place online:

You might be able to find other ones on Amazon. Be careful though because I had to wade through canned dog food during my search. You don't want that!

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February 1, 20200 found this helpful

Sure you can, it's already to pull!!! Drain the juices off first, heat it up in a crock pot or microwave etc. pull apart and add whatever seasonings sound good at the moment. Matter of fact........ think I know what's for supper tonight!

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March 13, 20200 found this helpful

An purchase at an Amish Store also

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May 29, 20200 found this helpful

Why? Whats wrong with the comment? I use the food shelf and these comments are helpful. Whats your problem?

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June 29, 20200 found this helpful

LOL. Wrong. I'm here trying to find out where I can buy pork in a can. I had supper with a friend, and she served delicious pork from a can. She served it with mashed potatoes, and gravy made from the juices from the can. It was so good! She told me ahe got thw pork from a food pantry. The can said Lakeside Foods, but the website juat says sold in stores under the store brand. I've had other canned pork, but I want this one!

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August 14, 20200 found this helpful

Homemade BBQ pork pizza. I make my own crust use bbq sauce canned pork mozzerella and cheddar cheeses red onion and sometimes bacon crumbles if I have bacon. My hubby and kiddos eat it all up no leftovers for lunches or midnight snacks. Its quick easy and not wxpensive and ghe crowd goes hog wild

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October 20, 20201 found this helpful

Some people are grateful for pork in a can. Might be the only meat they get.

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January 21, 20212 found this helpful

You are so wrong. We can our own. As do we can our own chicken, chili, vegetables..I can go on and on. Becoming self-sufficient, and sustaining, is a very rewarding way of life.

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February 2, 20211 found this helpful

I don't think it sounds or was intended to be belittling. Needing a food bank is something that happens in a person's life, not who you are. I teach people all the time how to cope with medical situations new to them. People ARE generally new to canned pork when they arrive at a food bank where it's distributed, and I don't recall seeing it on a grocery shelf since a military commissary in the 70s.

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April 20, 20210 found this helpful

Yes I saw it at Kroger and it's not cheap just trying to figure out what to do with it is my issues as well, I also got some from a food pantry as well it's not something I would just buy unless I had a recipe I never noticed pork in a can before the food pantry, I have to feed picky grandkids lol

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September 10, 20210 found this helpful

can buy on

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September 17, 20210 found this helpful


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November 20, 20210 found this helpful

My grandkids have learned to eat what meme fixes and a new thing canned pork thank you food bank

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January 28, 20220 found this helpful

How do I go about sending pics of foods/crafts?

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January 29, 20220 found this helpful

You can attach it to any comment by using the "Upload an Image" link right underneath the text box or you can click on "Submit a Post" at the top of every page on ThriftyFun.

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May 2, 20220 found this helpful

Kirkland canned pork can be found at any grocery store.

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By Cate (Guest Post)
October 14, 200815 found this helpful

For 24 or 29oz Canned Pork: Drain(save liquid, might need. Remove as much fat as possible.
1/2 med. onion or 1 sm. onion- diced
1/2 sm. green pepper- diced
Saute onion and gr. pepper for about 5 min.
1 cup fresh bread crumbs
2 eggs lightly beaten
Combined drained pork with other ingredients**
If to dry, add liquid from pork. Put in loaf pan and bake 1hr. at 350. ** Seasoning your choice. I use gd. pickling spices, Mexican or Italian spice blend.
Can be used when removed from oven or let cool, cover then weight with heavy can over night in fridge.
Cut thin. Can be rewarmed carefully or served cold.
This can be used for canned pork, chicken or beef. Just change seasonings.

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October 26, 20190 found this helpful

Hello my name is Vicki and I am using that recipe but I put a box of turkey stuffing mix in it I will let u all know the out come of it

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April 15, 20091 found this helpful

It is very easy to can your own pork loin in a pressure canner. Raw pack using the recipe from the USDA approved source If you need help, talk to your County Extension Office. You'll never buy it in a can again as this is delicious and it's very economical to purchase pork loin on sale. I just bought a huge loin for $1.69/lb at Safeway.

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August 24, 20094 found this helpful

I just made some awesome Chile Verde using canned pork. Here's the super easy recipe:

1 can canned pork (ours was from commodities)
1 jar salsa verde, I used Safeway brand
white sauce, 1/2 & 1/2, or whipping cream to cut potency of salsa verde.
or heat up 3/4 jar of salsa verde and add 1/2 cup 1/2 & 1/2 or whipping cream to heated verde sauce. Stir to thicken.
Drain canned pork making sure to scrape off any excess fat. Gently pull pork apart into chunks and put into pan with verde sauce. Stir on medium low heat until heated through.
Serve with your favorite pinto beans and top with sour cream. Add tortillas and rice for a total fiesta. Enjoy!

Recipe for white sauce:
Make a roux with about 1-2 tbsp butter (or juices from pork) and 2 tbsp. flour. Wisk until smooth paste, add about 1 cup milk, stir until thickening. Add salsa verde and stir.

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September 11, 20102 found this helpful

Hi i have used canned pork for several meals. You can make a quiche or spaghetti or pork with egg noodles or even chilli. Its the spices that makes the difference. I buy them at trader joes or costco. Its called 21 spices and its organic and no salt added. Awesome spices. You can even make the spices yourself. 1.95 At trader joes 7.99 At costco. Just make sure you rinse the pork in warm water and drain then add your spices. I have gotten great reviews on my meals. So give it a try.

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January 29, 20190 found this helpful

What's your recipe for canned pork and egg noodles ?

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March 8, 201111 found this helpful

I found this awesome recipe and my family went back for seconds and thirds! My mother had seconds and she HATES canned pork. Not anymore!


1 & 1/2 tsps chili powder
3/4 tsp ground cumin
3/4 tsp black pepper
3/4 tsp salt
1 large can canned pork (24 oz)
1 TBSP vege oil
I cup rice (not instant)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained

1. In medium bowl combine chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Drain pork and mix with spices.

2. In large deep skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add pork: cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 3 minutes. Remove pork from skillet; set aside.

3. Add rice and onion to skillet; cook and stir 2 minutes or until rice is opaque and onion is translucent. Stir in 1 & 1/2 cups water, tomatoes, and bring to a boil;stir in pork.

4. Cover; reduce heat to medium low and simmer 25 to 30 minutes or until rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.

***For added flavor, sprinkle with fresh minced cilantro. Also, add 1 cup frozen corn to rice mixture with tomatoes; proceed as directed.

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August 28, 20181 found this helpful

This one looks delicious and I have all the stuff here so I am trying this tonight. :)

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October 5, 20134 found this helpful

Ok, I went ahead home to open up my canned pork and took some of the advice I had found on this site and others. I drained the pork fat/juice off of it, placed it in a sauce pan on low, and broke apart the chunks of pork and removed any pieces of fat. Drained away most of the additional fat as it melted away with the heat.

I made something like "Shredded Pork" for tacos or nachos. I used canned pork for a large family so:

2 cans of pork
1/2 onion
1/2 green pepper
garlic pepper seasoning (mixture of garlic, salt, sugar, pepper) - season to your taste

I stirred it with a fork to shred it apart gently and allow it to simmer so that flavors blend together. It was delicious. We served it with some "rice and black beans"

1 tsp. olive oil
1 onion chopped
1 tsp. garlic powder

Saute those together in a sauce pan or small to medium stock pot for 3 minutes
3/4 cup of white rice - add to the pan and saute for 2 minutes
1 1/2 cup of chicken broth - mix into the rice and simmer for 20 minutes
add 1 can drained black beans, 1 can drained corn, 1 can diced tomatoes
add 1 tsp chili powder
add 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
stir and simmer for 5 minutes

Top your tacos as you normally would, lettuce, cheese, sour cream (what we used) or for nachos, layer the chips, add the shredded pork, then the black beans and rice, cheese and sour cream if desired.

This meal was great and the taste was surprizingly amazing. I prepared it and it did not taste anything like "canned or processed meat". If I acquire any additional canned pork, I will certainly make this again. Also, I will try something like chopped BBQ (like from hursey's BBQ)

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October 31, 20131 found this helpful

I buy canned pork at Walmart.

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May 25, 20162 found this helpful

Occasionally, we will have fried Spam. I slice it and batter each slice in flour and fry until brown and crisp on each side.

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May 25, 20163 found this helpful

I make sandwich spread from canned pork, ranch dressing and pickle relish. Mash with a fork, and add 1/3 to 1/2 cup of ranch dressing and pickle relish. The amount of dressing and relish you add depends on the texture you prefer. I like the 1/3 cup results. Mix well, and serve as a sandwich filling, or on crackers as a snack.

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July 17, 20172 found this helpful

Remove the pork from can as a whole piece, drain and remove fat. Place the whole piece over indirect coals on grill in an aluminum pan with small holes poked in the bottom. Brush on your favorite BBQ sauce. Allow the pork to get a little bark and smoke from the grill. Transfer into a small crock pot and add the jar of BBQ sauce, a little garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Once heated and mixed through Serve on Hamburger or Slider buns. The charcoal gives it a better taste and also adds that charred bark to the mix.
*Some hints:
~Keep lid on grill and close the air vents on bottom and leave 1/16" gap on lid vent.
~I have found that if the can is refrigerated before opening it will stay together longer. It also congeals the fat and fatty juices and they can be scraped off with a spoon or fork.
~You can also keep some of the congealed fatty juice on the pork "blob" In the pan and start the pan with meat over the coals, allowing the fatty liquid to drip through the holes into the coals causing more smoke.
~Be sure to move it away from coals so it doesn't burn once you get good smoke going.

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February 26, 20194 found this helpful

The best recipe I created for canned pork is a delicious casserole. You will need one large Vidalia onion (sweet onion) Caramelized. 1 clove garlic toasted in frying pan. 1 and half bags of frozen green beans. 2 cans or 1 large can of Campbells cream of mushroom soup. Half pound of bella mushrooms sliced. 2 cans of can pork,or more. Depending on how meaty you want it. (REAL CAN PORK IN ROUND CAN.) mix all together and place in casserole pan. Salt pepper too taste. Then add 1 or 2 boxes of stove top stuffing depending on your liking. I use 2 boxes of stove top stuffing. Mix one stick of real butter with stuffing mix and lay on top of casserole . Bake at 350 degrees until stuffing looks crunchy . Very delicious....

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July 5, 20200 found this helpful

I was excited to try this casserole since I make 2 at a time to help another family as well. The results were horrible! This is the worst recipe I have ever tried and I usually only have to make that statement when the recipe is written poorly. I tried rescuing it for the next day and a half until my adult son walked in and gave the time, I looked at home and he continued, time of death- and put it in the trash.
I had made an egg noodle recipe with this pork that was delicious and I am so upset that I didn't just stick with that.

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July 26, 20200 found this helpful

I made fried pork patties out of the can pork. They were like making salmon patties. I added 2 eggs, self rising flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, chopped onion, chopped bell pepper, Cajun seasoning. I fried them until golden brown. We dipped them in Sweet chili sauce.

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March 29, 20191 found this helpful

I have a suggestion for using the canned pork. My fiance and I have three cans of pork from the food bank and were trying to figure out a way to use it. We went on this site looking for ideas, there were a lot of good suggestions, we came up with one using what we had on-hand. We cooked up a can of the pork along with some potatoes and onions. It's easy to make and doesn't take long at all. Chop up a couple of medium-sized potatoes and a couple of small onions into cubes, cook separately adding garlic salt and Montreal steak seasoning to your liking. Drain the juice and skim the fat off the pork, shred the pork somewhat, when the potatoes and onions are almost finished cooking, add the shredded pork and heat it through. It turned out good!

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April 22, 20192 found this helpful

I use the pork in buffalo pork sandwiches. it is amazing!! just open pork pour off juices, add ranch dressing , buffalo sauce or lousianne sauce a little mayonaise. and horsey sauce if you like. mix and put on Hawaiian sweet rolls. yum

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April 23, 20192 found this helpful

I used the canned pork to make pork fried rice. First, I made the rice. Then I sauteed onions, garlic, canned corn, canned peas and canned carrots. I moved the vegetable mixture to the other side of the pan, then I scrambled an egg in the pan. After the egg was done, I mixed the egg and the vegetable mixture together. I then added the rice. I then added soy sauce and fish sauce turning the pork fried rice often to ensure that it was all heated evenly. Serve and enjoy.

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October 14, 20200 found this helpful

Where do I buy the canned pork

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