Canned pork makes for quick and delicious recipes in just minutes – from tacos and stewed cabbage dishes, to more creative options such as this amazing crispy pork and rice dish!
Baked beans are an indispensable summer dish, but this recipe takes them to new heights of flavor and ease. Simply combine canned pork, beans, Fancy Molasses, and catsup for an effortless meal that won’t take up too much of your time in preparation or consumption.
Stewed Pork Cabbage with Rice
Making kalua pork produces plenty of delicious drippings/juices which is essential to this dish. If you don’t have any kalua pork available, just use chicken broth – the results will still be delicious!
Chopped cabbage leaves should be added to a large saucepan in an even layer. Next, pour in either kalua pork drippings/juices or chicken broth and saute garlic for one minute before stirring in tomato paste, chili flakes, bay leaf and wine to deglaze and reduce further before adding more stock and brining it up to boil before simmering partially covered for at least 1 hour.
Add salt and pepper according to personal taste, tasting the cabbage before deciding if more salt should be added. When ready, serve your dish by spooning pork and vegetables onto rice and garnishing with scallion greens for decoration.
Sour pickled napa cabbage makes an excellent base, although you could also try using pickled mustard greens or even some sauerkraut for variety. When cooking cabbage to soft and tenderness, use either an instant pot, stovetop pressure cooker or both – adjust cooking times accordingly for either method; for a pressure cooker set it for high pressure for 35 minutes for optimal results.
Cheesy Canned Pork Tortillas
Creamy Taquitos make for an easy and satisfying dinner that can be prepared in 30 minutes, or the filling can even be prepared up to two days ahead and stored in the fridge before you assemble them. To be extra prepared, pre-roll taquitos before freezing; that way they’ll stay fresh until baking day arrives!
An alternative to the classic quesadilla, these cheesy pork quesadillas use pulled pork and melty cheese for an irresistibly flavorful culinary mashup that’s sure to please every member of your table. They’re an easy way to use leftover pulled pork while being ideal as quick weeknight meals!
While technically not enchiladas, these tasty meals feature canned stewed pork and potatoes for their sauce, making it quick and simple enough for busy nights but still creating the feel of a cozy weekend dinner.
Korean-Style Canned Pork and Tofu
This easy, one-pan dish features canned stewed pork and potatoes combined in a rich, spicy, savory sauce for maximum umami satisfaction on any busy weeknight.
Use firm or extra-firm tofu for this recipe; its texture will absorb all of the rich stewy flavors without crumbling when stir fried. Alternatively, switch out pork with chicken, beef or vegetarian substitute meats for an alternate vegetarian-friendly dish option.
Warm vegetable oil in a pan over medium high heat and add the ground pork, stirring frequently until no longer pink. Add garlic and ginger, cooking until fragrant before stirring in gochujang and doenjang, pork kimchi mixture, stock, salt, sugar, and pepper for another minute until everything has combined into an appealing stew.
Pour the soup into individual bowls and top each with several slices of green onion before serving to four people. This soup serves four.
Spam is an indispensable ingredient in Korean cuisine, often served fried in egg batter and enjoyed with steaming rice or wrapped up in fermented vegetables (kimchi). So popular among Koreans that they even refer to it as “Luxury Spam.” Yen Can Cook provides this quick meal option that uses canned Spam from their pantry!