Pork is a protein that has varied in popularity over the years. For a time, pork was thought to be unhealthy, but it has shifted into its rightful position as “the other white meat.” Still, there are some cuts of pork, like rib and pork belly, that are higher in fat, so you should choose wisely when you want to make healthier pork recipes. Here are a few ideas to get you started when you want to mix things up and cook with pork:
- Stuffed Pork Chops: Preparing pork chops is a great way to get your family to savor pork, but they can be tricky to prepare because they are so low in fat. To add moisture to the meat and a little extra flavor, try stuffing bone-in pork chops with pesto, chopped veggies, or sausage stuffing. Cook them on the grill or in the oven to a nice medium temperature of 145-150 degrees.
- Spaghetti with Pork Meatballs: Ground pork is an excellent choice for meatballs because it has an ideal fat content that keeps the meatballs moist and delicious. Mix the meat with egg, breadcrumbs, parmesan, and herbs for delightfully flavored meatballs to roll and cook in your favorite sauce. Serve over pasta for a quick and easy dinner.
- Braised Pork Shoulder: For a crock pot meal that can cook all day, try braising pork shoulder in some stock, wine, or even beer. Add onions, pears, and celery for aromatic flavor and texture, then serve the cooked pork with mashed potatoes and steamed green beans for a complete, nutritious meal.
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