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Here’s How to Cook Pork Every Way Imaginable

Step away from your go-to pork recipes and add a few new techniques to your arsenal. From roasted and braised to smothered and rolled, we found the best of the best.

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Sauteed

Sauteed

This direct-heat method is perfect for weeknights. Bonus: You can often cook the entire meal in one skillet, saving on cleanup time!

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StuffedTaste of Home

Stuffed

Most appropriate for thicker chops, stuffing them requires moderate effort, but is perfect for a special occasion.

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GrilledTaste of Home

Grilled

The less fuss way! Easy prep and sizzling over an open flame gives this tenderloin recipe tons of flavor.

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Slow Cooked

There’s a reason this countertop gadget is so popular. The slow cooker gives you walk-away convenience and is perfect for tenderizing larger cuts of pork, like shoulder.

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Pressure Cooked

The uber versatile Instant Pot is all the rage in culinary gadgets! It’s perfect for gourmet meals, like this pulled pork, in half the time.

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Stir-FriedTaste of Home

Stir-Fried

Short on time? Stir-frying is definitely the way to go. It uses minimal fat and high heat to cook food quickly. And with all the flavors of stir-fry sauces out there, who’d pass this up?

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Braised

Less expensive (read: tougher) cuts of pork benefit from braising. Cooking the pork in liquid over a long period of time makes it melt-in-your-mouth tender.

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Baked

Baked

Perfect for brisk weather, baking pork provides dry heat and lower temperatures to tenderize large cuts of pork.

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StewedTaste of Home

Stewed

Talk about warm and cozy! Stewing is characterized by a flavorful liquid that is simmered slowly over a long period of time. This allows the flavors to blend well together.

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RoastedTaste of Home

Roasted

We’re sure you are familiar with this one! Roasting utilizes high heat making it a relatively quick cooking method.

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SmotheredTaste of Home

Smothered

A vintage technique common among grandmas, smothering is characterized by a tasty sauce—and sometimes sauteed veggies and melty cheese—served over the meat.

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Barbecued

Barbecued

Hello, summer! Covered in a sweet and tangy sauce, this oven version lets you have barbecued pork all year.

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Rolled

From spring rolls to cabbage rolls, this easy, unconventional technique is perfect for leftovers and lunch boxes.

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When Rashanda’s not tasting and perfecting Taste of Home’s recipes, you’ll find this food editor sifting through our recipe collection, curating digital content or tracking the latest culinary trends. While studying for her bachelor’s degree in culinary arts, Rashanda interned in Southern Living’s test kitchen and later spent nearly a decade developing recipes and food content at ConAgra Brands. In her spare time, she loves scoping out local farmers markets and having picnics in the park.

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