Making Sense of the Meatcase

Making Sense of the Meatcase

What’s for supper? Whether you’re in a hurry or have time to spend in the kitchen, pork offers a variety of delicious options. Use this guide to help decide what cut will make the most of your meal.

Quick meals – cuts that cook in 30 minutes or less

ChopsChops: Loin, rib,
sirloin, top
loin, blade
Cooking Tip: Paired with your favorite veggies, cubes of boneless chops or tenderloin make great kabobs.
GroundPorkGround Pork HamSteaksHam Steaks
Cooking Tip: For delicious pork burgers on the grill, form ground pork into 1/2-inch thick patties and broil 4 inches from heat for about 8 minutes.

Time on your side – cuts that cook in 30 minutes or more

RibsRibs: Back, spareribs, country-style RoastsRoasts: Loin, ham, fresh leg, shoulder
Cooking Tip: Don’t boil ribs prior to grilling or roasting. They will keep their flavor and tenderness better if slow-cooked in the oven or over indirect heat on the grill.

Know Your Pork Cuts

Cuts of Pork