Perfect Pork: 3 New Delicious Pork Recipes

Pork is an easy and inexpensive ingredient.Pork is an easy and inexpensive ingredient.Whether you are grilling a pork chop, shredding pork shoulder for tacos, or simply using bacon and all its possibilities, we can all agree that pork is a juicy and delicious ingredient. Pork is an inexpensive alternative to beef, and like chicken, it can take on bold flavors. Check out a few of these recipes and be inspired to incorporate pork into your next dish.

This week, the Cook editors at The Daily Meal wanted to showcase pork. We put the Culinary Content Network and our staff to the test to come up with tasty pork recipes that are anything but boring. Here are some of the highlights:

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As the weather cools down, there is nothing like coming home to an apartment filled with the aroma of meat that has been slow-cooking all day. These carnitas made my kitchen smell amazing, and they were delicious and easy to make, too.

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Green Chile Pork Taco Recipe

Green chiles are a trademark of Southwest cuisine, especially in New Mexico, where the hatch chile is abundant and tops everything from tacos to burgers to omelettes. In this recipe, pork is slow-cooked with a sauce made from the chiles, then used to create a taco that's full of flavor. We top it with cilantro, lime, and pickled onions, but you're more than welcome to get creative.

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Baked Pork Chops and Stuffing Recipe

Pork chops and stuffing were a staple in my house growing up. Unfortunately, I don't have all of the ingredients or time to make a stuffing from scratch, so I use some boxed help to get this recipe rolling. An easy and quick dinner idea to throw in the oven on one pan, and take out ready to serve.

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Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos Recipe


One 2 1/2-pound boneless pork shoulder
Cumin, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste
Chili powder, to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/4 tablespoon orange juice
Juice from 1 lime
4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
Corn tortillas, for serving
Picked onions, for serving
Avocado, for serving
Cotija cheese, for serving


Generously season the pork on all sides with cumin, salt, pepper, and chili powder. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the pork to the pan and brown on all sides, approximately 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

Add chicken stock, orange juice, lime juice, and garlic to slow cooker. Add pork to slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours. After 8 hours, remove pork from slow cooker and shred the meat with 2 forks. Add back to slow cooker and adjust seasoning as necessary. Cook on high for 20 minutes.

Before serving, re-brown carnitas in a pan over high heat to add an additional crust to the meat.

To assemble, top tortillas with carnitas, then add pickled onions, avocado, and cotija cheese. Enjoy!

Recipe Details
Servings: 8

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-Emily Jacobs, The Daily Meal