Canned pork is a versatile pantry item that can be used in numerous recipes ranging from spicy dishes to breakfast items, making for an easy yet delicious meal that fills you up! Here are 10 canned pork recipes you should try next time you are cooking up something delicious for dinner or breakfast!
Combine ketchup, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and corn starch slurry in a saucepan and bring them all to the boil.
Sweet and Sour Pork
Sweet and sour pork is an iconic restaurant dish, easily replicated at home with minimal effort. The key to perfect sweet and sour pork at home lies in using high smoke point oils such as canola or peanut, coating the pork in cornstarch for easier coating, and cutting into uniform size pieces so they cook at the same rate.
To create the sauce, mix together white vinegar, sugar, tomato ketchup, soy sauce, pineapple juice and Chinese five spice. Whisking water with cornstarch creates a thickener slurry which should slowly be added into simmering sauce while stirring to thicken.
Season the pork with salt and pepper before covering it in cornstarch. Heat one tablespoon of oil in a pan, sear each side until golden-brown before draining on paper towels. For optimal time savings, prepare vegetables and sauce in advance as well as searing or frying the pork in advance and keeping it chilled.
Pork tacos are quick, delicious and straightforward to prepare – the ideal weeknight dinner or fun project for kids to put together themselves! Assembling these tasty creations couldn’t be simpler; choose from any number of tortillas, toppings and garnishes for the best taco experience!
This recipe calls for using pork tenderloin but can also use any large cut such as the shoulder. The key to successful slow cooking of this cut of pork is slow enough so that it shreds easily with a fork, creating an irresistibly tender texture that melts away when cut with a fork.
These tacos can be made using any sweet or spicy salsa you like; simply add a pinch of cayenne pepper for some extra heat if desired. Chopped pineapple makes for an especially tasty topping in these bite-size tacos!
Serve these tacos either plain, or add garnishes such as pickled red onion rings, crumbled Cotija cheese and cilantro for an impressive presentation. Any leftovers should keep for four days in an airtight container in the fridge or can even be frozen!
Instant Noodles with Canned Pork Leg
Canned pork may not get much love, but when used correctly it can create some of the tastiest dishes! Take a look at these recipes that demonstrate just how versatile and powerful canned meat can be!
Sweet potatoes lend themselves well to savory dishes, which makes this sweet-and-savory sweet potato recipe one that comes together quickly and effortlessly. Simply combine those flavors with pork and cabbage for an hearty and filling meal that takes little effort or time to prepare!
Rice vermicelli makes a delicious base for this quick and comforting dinner featuring succulent pork leg, finely chopped Chinese flowering cabbage (chye sim) and some garlic. Ideal for busy nights when time is of the essence.
Creamy pork and beans is an age-old combination, but this dish takes it one step further with the help of some sour cream and roux! Enjoying this meal as part of an everyday diet makes this an easy way to satisfy the entire family!
Spicy Pork and Tofu
This dish is quick, easy and satisfying! Pair it with white rice, noodles or cauliflower rice; or pair with Green Beans, Sauteed Bok Choy or Steamed Broccoli for the best result. For those preferring milder heat levels you can reduce the Sichuan peppercorn powder by half.
Mix together ground pork, Shao Xing rice wine, garlic cloves, red pepper flakes and white pepper in a bowl until well mixed. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet or wok and stir-fry the pork mixture until it has turned golden-brown in color; adding water until almost all liquid has evaporated from its surface.
Add the shredded napa cabbage and cook until tender, stirring frequently. Pour in water, salt and chili bean paste before whisking in a cornstarch slurry slurry for thickening purposes until sauce thickens.
Taste and adjust seasoning as needed before adding the tofu and stirring evenly to coat it in sauce. Garnish with ground Sichuan pepper and chopped scallions for an elegant presentation!