Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pork-The other white meat!


If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you'll quickly come to find out that I may be a BEEF girl but I love my pork.  Bacon, pork chops, ribs and ham makes my mouth water.   I am a firm believer in eating my fair share of pork, actually almost daily!  

We all know its football season and I bleed blue and gold for the Montana State Bobcats and pork is perfect for tailgating! 

Whether you break out the grill, use the slow cooker before you head to the stadium or stay in the backyard and use the oven, pork is perfect paired with football. 

Now let's talk about a few of my favorite tailgating recipes! 

Ribs – Craving back, country-style or spare? Ribs are a classic hit that everyone will enjoy on game day.  They are great paired with potato salad and bacon!   They are finger licking good. 

Try this rib recipe: Pork Ribs   
Pair it with some Potato Salad and you have the perfect meal! : Potato Salad with Eggs and Bacon                              

Chops – Porterhouse, New York and Ribeye Pork Chops are some of the most popular cuts of pork because they don’t require long cook times or extremely time consuming marinates – and you can cook them just like a steak!

These Pan fried chops are amazing!  Simple Pork Chops

Now it is time for dessert and game day wouldn't be complete without bacon!  

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies?!  Who is going to try these when I make them this week?  
Bacon Cookies

A few things to remember when cooking pork:
Don't cross contaminate
Use a digital thermomater
Internal temperature should be at least 145 degrees F
Refrigerate any leftovers immediately

For more information on cuts and or cooking tips, check out the Pork-Be Inspired website!

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