10 Ways to Satisfy Your Pork Cravings

From slow-cooked pork shoulder to pork boudin balls, it's time to add these delicious porcine recipes to your repertoire.

  • Caramelized Pork Bánh Mì. The caramelized pork could be a recipe all its own, but we sure do like it in this sandwich, as well. Bánh mì are often made with a rich and fatty grilled pork—this seasoned pork tenderloin gives the sandwich character. Make sure you use a light airy roll with a crisp crust—bánh mì is all about the interior.
  • Matilda, Maple, and Garlic Pork Shoulder with Crispy Skin. A tender pork shoulder that is the definition of "slow and low"—it cooks for 18 hours! Whether you love crispy skin or falling-apart meat, this showstopper has something for everybody.
  • Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Pork Loin.  Pork wrapped in bacon. Enough said.
  • Sunday Pork Ragu. An old-school ragu that you’ll want to add to any and all pastas, immediately.
  • Pork Boudin Balls. Simple to make and entirely flavorful, these are great for entertaining—or for a personal snack.
  • Chinese Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Kale and Apple Slaw. A just-messy-enough pulled pork sandwich and bonus kale and apple slaw. The pork is beautifully spiced and fall-apart tender in less braising time than you'd think.
  • Herb-Crusted Pork Chops with Balsamic Onions. The perfect weeknight dinner, this recipe comes together in minutes. It's got crunch and salt and porkiness and tartness: everything we want at the end of the day.
  • Scallion and Coconut Rice with Pork. A rich, fragrant meal that’s just the right combination of sweet and salty—like risotto, but better.
  • Spicy Sesame Pork Soup with Noodles. Making this soup is a long process, but you won't regret it. The smoky, spicy, long-simmered result is a worthy reward.
  • A Spring Celebration: Braised Pork Shoulder with Peas and Eggs. Here’s a meal that uses the most of springtime vegetables while staying hearty enough to feed a crowd.

You’ve got your weeknight chicken dinners down and can grill a damn good steak—but what about those moments when you need a little pig in your life?

Pork is a delicious and versatile protein that’s easy to incorporate into your routine. From crazy good slow-cooked pork shoulder to spicy soups and hearty sandwiches, here are 10 recipes that will satisfy your most intense pork cravings.

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