Canned pork is an invaluable pantry ingredient that is easily integrated into an array of recipes – from stir fries and casseroles, sandwiches and tacos!
Canning may require investing in some specialized equipment, but the initial costs are well worth the reward! Once you’ve acquired it, try these canned pork recipes!
Pork and Vegetable Stir Fry
Stir fry is an effortless weeknight dinner choice! Frozen veggies make prep fast, while lean pork tenderloin cooks quickly in its homemade hoisin-based sauce – creating an irresistibly flavorful dish!
Stir fries are all about finding balance among ingredients, textures, and flavors. You can create them using any protein source (meat, tofu or vegetables) with vegetables as well as an irresistibly flavorful base sauce that blends salty-sweet-sour notes into one delicious bite-size bite!
Whisk together broth, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes (if using). Heat one tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat until just smoking, and then add pork and cook, stirring frequently to brown, for 2 minutes or so.
Return the skillet to heat and add remaining oil. When hot, add remaining stir fry sauce mixture and pork and combine. When vegetables and edamame have softened sufficiently, stir fry another 2-3 minutes more before combining cooked noodles if desired and stirring to coat before garnishing with sliced green onions for serving.
Paprika Shredded Pork
This recipe for homemade pulled pork is an excellent way to use pork shoulder, and much healthier than purchasing pre-packaged kits that contain added sugars and ingredients that could potentially harm our bodies.
Mix paprika, chili powder, garlic powder and salt and rub all over a pork roast before placing it in a slow cooker on low for approx. 6-7 hours. After it has cooked remove from slow cooker using two forks to shred the meat for pulled pork texture; discard any fat.
Pour BBQ sauce over the shredded pork and mix until evenly coated. Place on toasted buns or Hawaiian sweet rolls for serving and enjoy!
This recipe contains no added sugars and low in carbs, making it suitable for most diets. When combined with sour cream it could even qualify as Keto-friendly! Furthermore, once chilled this dish can also be frozen for later use; when doing so use airtight containers that have freezer safe seals to store for up to three months.
Pork and Noodles
Add pork and noodles for an easy Asian comfort food meal the whole family will adore. Enjoy soft pork pieces coated in sesame oil, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger and chili paste to bring lots of flavor!
Begin by sauteeing white parts of spring onion, shallot, and garlic in oil before adding pork pieces and breaking up any clumps until well-browned. Next add bean sauce, XO sauce, soy sauce, and Shaoxing wine before simmering for several minutes.
Finally, whisk in a cornstarch slurry and cook until the sauce thickens, before stirring in cooked noodles to create a richly flavourful sauce. Remove from heat, toss with chopped scallions for garnishing, and serve. This serves 4.
Pork sausage is an essential breakfast meat, perfect for crumbles and gravy as well as patties like this recipe for homemade breakfast sausage. This easy recipe calls for maple syrup, sage and other flavors; fresh herbs may not always be available so use 1 teaspoon each dried herb instead to boost flavor!
At its heart, this dish is quick and simple to prepare, with only the challenging step being smoking the pork butt. This can be accomplished on either a barbeque or oven for optimal results; store-bought smoked pork can also be substituted; however it will likely lack flavorful depth. When making homemade breakfast sausage using pork cuts such as shoulder, loin or tenderloin will lead to superior results.