Looking for something lighter than beef but not quite as lean as chicken to whip up for dinner? Maybe you should take a look at the selection of pork options at the deli counter the next time you make a trip to the grocery store. Although it’s known as “the other white meat,” pork is still technically a red meat despite how pale it appears once you’ve cooked it. That isn’t a bad thing, though! For example, pork is an abundant source of the B-vitamin known as thiamin.
According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, thiamin is essential for boosting our energy (also known as metabolism), which means it helps our bodies with the growth, development, and function of cells. The savory meat is also high in zinc, which helps keep our brains and immune system healthy and strong. And, of course, it’s a great choice for anyone looking to pack on some extra protein in their diet.
Take a look below to see our favorite recipes for a delicious pork dinner that your family will love!
Spiced Pork Roast
This dish gets a dash of heat from a spice rub and balances it out with a sweet rum glaze.
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Pork Chops with Fresh Tomato Salsa
Homemade salsa tops off this scrumptious dinner with extra spice from ancho chili and green Tabasco.
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Grilled Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork Tenderloin
Orange, lemon, and lime juice all give this pork recipe a zesty flavor that packs an extra punch with garlic and cilantro.
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Rosemary-Garlic Crusted Pork Loin
Seared Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce
Cream of mushroom soup helps a handful of fresh mushrooms create a creamy sauce to top off these chops.
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Honey-Glazed Pork Roast
The sweet honey glaze pairs with ancho chilis and slices of garlic inserted right into the meat for this savory dish.
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