Pork Recipes

Terrific recipes for juicy pork chops and tenderloins, fresh-baked hams, sausages and deliciously crispy bacon.

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Ground Pork Cutlets with Tomato Gravy

In this Parsi dish, tangy tomato achaar and cinnamon give this silky-smooth gravy mild heat and sweet warmth. Traditionally made with ground beef, pork is used here instead for a juicy, tender patty. Add the cutlets to the oil straight from their dip in the eggs to create a lacy "tutu" of crispy egg around each cutlet.

Crispy Pork Cutlets with Tonnato Sauce

Thinly sliced pork cutlets stand in for veal in this quick-and-easy weeknight version of 2020 BNC Daisy Ryan's Vitello Tonnato. While the crispy pork is irresistible, it's Ryan's take on tonnato, a tuna-based sauce, that steals the show. "The lemon is the key component, bringing contrasting brightness," Ryan says of the sauce. "It instantly makes any dish more impressive and the buttery texture is almost luxurious." Creamy and rich tonnato sauce, thickened and flavored with oil-packed tuna fillets, gets a balancing lift from fresh lemon and pickled caperberries. Reserve the oil from the tuna and whisk it together with lemon juice, salt, and pepper for a quick and easy salad dressing, if desired.

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Thit Kho (Vietnamese Braised Pork Belly)

This savory pork braise is beloved across Vietnam. In the north, the dish is usually saltier, says chef Diep Tran, R&D chef for Red Boat Fish Sauce, while in the south, the braise tends to be sweeter. The blanched cabbage is a good accompaniment for the fall and winter months; during spring, blanched snap peas and green beans are great options; in the summer, pair this kho with fresh slices of Persian cucumbers.

Nqaj Qaab Zib (Sweet Pork)

Fragrant lemongrass and galangal add brightness and balance to the savory-sweet sauce that coats tender pork belly. Searing the pork in batches ensures the meat browns while the fat renders.

Chile Crisp-Glazed Bacon Bites

For this party snack, meaty bites of slow-roasted slab bacon are tossed with a homemade chile crisp that's studded with freshly toasted chunks of dried chiles, fresh ginger, and garlic. Native to Mexico, slender and spicy dried Japones chiles lend their heat to this quick and easy version of the popular Chinese condiment. For an even easier version, try this with your favorite store-bought version of chile crisp.

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Spicy Mango Pork with Noodles

The technique of tempering—heating spices gently in oil or ghee to release their essential oils—is commonly used in Indian cooking to build layers of flavor. Here, sweet and peppery mango teams up with pork for a gentle simmer in the spice-laden oil.