Ribs, Chops, and More: 14 Crowd-Pleasing Pork Dishes
Ribs, chops, tender pulled pork — it is hard to say what is the most delicious cut of this popular meat, but everything from slow-roasted rack of pork to spicy brined pork chops will please a crowd. Now that barbecue season is winding down, that doesn’t meant that our pork intake needs to drop.
Instead, pull out your slow-cookers for tender pulled pork that tastes like it came straight from the smoker, without the hassle of tending a smoldering fire for hours. Try your hand at traditional breaded pork dishes like schnitzel or pork chop Milanese. And don’t abandon your grills just yet. Maybe summer barbecue season is over, but grilling one of these pork ribs recipes at your next tailgate shouldn’t be out of the question.
Try pairing smokey pork dishes with vinegar-based sauces, like this Golden Mustard Barbecue Sauce. For simple roasted dishes, a little tart sweetness goes a long way. Pull out your favorite preserves for a blackberry glaze or add some heat with red pepper flakes in a bourbon-peach sauce for the perfect accompaniment to your roasted pork loin or pan-seared chops.
For some inspiration, check out The Daily Meal ‘s picks for 14 delicious pork recipes to serve this fall.
Blackberry Bourbon Pulled Pork
This award-winning recipe for pulled pork combines Bourbon whiskey with the tart flavor of blackberries. Don't have a smoker? That's okay, because this recipe offers the option of slow cooking the pork in the oven, as well. —Jay Ducote
Pork Chop Milanese
For a dressier version, possibly for a dinner party, pound a bone-in chop to about 1/2-inch thickness and serve with a simple spinach and sun-dried tomato salad, tossed with a Champagne vinaigrette. —Allison Beck
Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.