Chops

Backed by popularity and the most tasty of meals.

The king of pork cuts some might say. Pork chops are the satisfyingly tender (and lean!) cut that brings visions of backyard grills and out-of-the-oven scents. While you’ll find a wide variety of chop cuts, they all come from the strip of meat that runs from the hip to shoulder.

Familiar Types of Chop Cuts

  • Pork Loin Chop 
  • Pork Rib Chop
  • Pork Shoulder Chop
  • Boneless Chop

COOKING PORK

Whether you are a pork aficionado or exploring new meat options, you won’t tire of the limitless ways to prepare this tasteful, nutritious and versatile meat. While each individual cut of pork or recipe may have individual cooking suggestions to reach desired flavor, we’ve put together key tips to get you started on enjoying more pork at your table.  

  • Only use the highest quality pork products. Prestage Foods provides only the most tender, superior cuts of pork to reach optimal flavor in your dishes.
  • The safe internal cooking temperature of pork is 145 degrees fahrenheit. However, ground pork should always be cooked to 160 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Today’s pork is lean, so to ensure juicy, tender meat, it is important to not overcook. Use a digital cooking thermometer to measure (at the thickest part and without touching any bone).
  • It is recommended to cook chops, roast, loins and tenderloins to an internal temperature of 145 degrees fahrenheit, following by a 3-minute rest. 
  • Pork can be cooked in many ways- grilling, broiling, sauteing, roasting, stewing and braising. 
  • Depending on the cooking method and thickness or weight of the meat, cooking times vary. These cooking charts are a helpful cooking time reference.

NUTRITION

Pork is a powerhouse of protein. Known for its leanness and heart healthy certified attributes, pork is a flavorful option for incorporating healthy options in your meals.