WPX15 Special Recipe Edition: Ways to Cook Pork
In celebration of the World Pork Expo 2015, we bring you the top pork recipes we’re dying to try. Our mouths are watering just looking at these! Of course nothing can beat delicious bacon.
Pulled Pork Sandwiches Grilled Pork with Cranberry Chutney Bigger and Better Saucy Pork Chops
When cooking these amazing pork recipes, be sure to cook it safely! Here are some very practical pork cookin’ kitchen safety tips brought to you by the USDA.
For safety, the USDA recommends cooking ground pork patties and ground pork mixtures such as meat loaf to 160 °F. Cook all organ and variety meats (such as heart, kidney, liver, tongue, and chitterlings) to 160 °F. Cook all raw pork steaks, chops, and roasts to a minimum internal temperature of 145 °F as measured with a food thermometer before removing meat from the heat source. For safety and quality, allow meat to rest for at least three minutes before carving or consuming. For reasons of personal preference, consumers may choose to cook meat to higher temperatures.
For approximate cooking times for use in meal planning, see the UDSA’S chart compiled from various resources. Times are based on pork at refrigerator temperature (40 °F). Remember that appliances and outdoor grills can vary in heat! Use a meat thermometer to check for safe cooking and doneness of pork.
Safe pork cooking! Let us know which recipe you want to try at home in the comments!
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