Their rich flavor can play the star of your dish or a supporting role.
The versatility of Prestage Foods pork and flavor it can provide through a variety of cuts makes it a desirable addition to family-favorites and new dishes. Take for instance- rich-flavored pork bellies aren’t only for bacon, and ham hocks are beans favorite cooking comrade. Baked or boiled and southern-inspired pork neck bones are another pork cut option that brings lip-smacking goodness.
Familiar Types of Pork Cuts
- Ham hocks
- Neck bones
- Fresh pork bellies
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.