Four Great Pork Recipes

Going through the archive of our favorite recipes. We realized we have never done a post focusing exclusively on pork. Which is odd because we love pork! Low-fat cuts of pork are higher in nutrients than their beef counterparts. And, most of the time, pork is less expensive than beef! However, you should note that pork can be just as high in cholesterol as beef. It’s classified as red meat — no matter what the advertisement said! If your doctor told you to steer clear of red meat, have a conversation about your diet and if pork is healthy for you.

Stir-fry Pork with Ginger


We enjoy this dish! It’s a little outside our daily go-to recipes. The recipe calls for rice wine, but you can easily use ordinary white wine of cooking sherry or — if you don’t like alcohol — you can use wine vinegar knocked down with three parts water. It only takes 30 minutes, including prep and cooking times. A serving has 322 calories, 2.2 grams of carbs and 9.4 grams of protein. Get the recipe.

Carne Adovada


This is a long, slow recipe, but completely worth it. The pork has to marinate overnight and cooks for four and a half hours until it falls to pieces. It is intended as taco meat, but it goes just as well with some veggies. Cauliflower rice is a great side for this dish as it soaks up the sauce. A serving has 332 calories, 2.9 grams of carbs and 26.5 grams of protein. Get the recipe.

Italian Pork Tenderloin


We love the seasoning and tomatoes in this dish. The directions call for prosciutto, but more economical chopped ham can be easily substituted for the meat. Additionally, if you want to cut down on calories, swap the heavy creamy for skim milk with a little cornstarch mixed in. A serving has 356 calories, 3.1 carbs and 28.9 protein. Get the recipes.

Sauteed Pork Chops with Garlic Spinach


No one can deny how great pork chops are. But, fried pork chops are just way too much for us. This recipe makes a one-pan dinner. We love anything that cuts down on the dishes, saves time and makes something this tasty and healthy. You won’t feel deprived in any way when you eat this delicious meal. A serving has 310 calories, four grams of carbs and 36 grams of protein. Get the recipe.

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