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Pork, Ham & Sausage

Canadian Bacon

Closer to ham than bacon, it usually is derived from a loin cut and is leaner and meatier than conventional bacon. This cut is cured, smoked and fully cooked and needs only to be warmed. Perfect…

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Chorizo

A coarsely ground fresh or smoked pork sausage that has Mexican, Spanish and Portuguese origins. Traditionally flavored with paprika or chili powder, which gives it its reddish color, chorizo is…

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Freezing Cooked Bacon

I buy several pounds of bacon when it’s on sale. I put the strips in a single layer on jelly roll pans and pop them in the oven to bake at 350° for 30-45 minutes or until they’re crisp. I then…

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Pork Tenderloin Tips

Keep pork tenderloin in the freezer for last-minute meals since it thaws and cooks quickly. Thaw tenderloin using the “defrost” cycle of your microwave according to the manufacturer’s…

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Sausage Tips

Drain, rinse and pat cooked pork sausage dry with paper towels before using in a recipe to cut calories and fat.

Combine equal amounts of ground pork and ground beef for flavorful and…

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