Pork Recipes That Make The Most Delicious Dinners

When you want something hearty and filling for dinner, something with plenty of protein that will keep you full for a long time, your first reaction might be to reach for a beef recipe. You probably won't be disappointed, but sometimes, you just need to switch things up for a change of pace. That's when you may want to consider pork instead. Luckily, we've got you covered when it comes to pork recipes. There are so many different ways to turn this delicious meat into a meal.

Whether you want to stick with something simple like a pork loin or you want to create the perfect pulled pork for your next BBQ, there's something here for everyone (well, except vegetarians). Take a look at some of our most popular pork recipes, and try them out for yourself. You'll be surprised at how many of these dishes are simple and easy to throw together even on a busy weeknight.

Pork loin

If you're new to the world of pork and don't know what to make with this versatile ingredient, you may want to start with a pork loin. It's a basic cut of meat that just about everyone likes, and it comes together pretty easily, no expert cooking skills required. You'll start by searing the piece of meat, and then you'll put it in the oven to roast until it's cooked to perfection. You can do all of that in less than two hours, so dinner can be on the table in no time. And since it's paired with delicious veggies, you pretty much have a complete meal as it is.

Pulled pork

Another classic preparation of pork is pulled pork. Sure, you may have had it at a cookout or a BBQ before, but have you ever made it for yourself? Don't be intimidated. When you follow this pulled pork recipe, you'll see just how easy it can be. We will admit, this recipe is a bit more complicated than some of the others on this list, but as long as you follow the directions, it should come together with no problems at all. Then, pair it with some pickled vegetables, put it on a bun, and see just how good pork can get.

Pork chops

If you're looking for one of the simpler presentations of pork, you can't go wrong with our standard recipe for pork chops. The simple spice mixture adds a ton of flavor to the meat, and then cooking it until it's just brown brings it all together. Our advice? Try a bone-in pork chop. You'll get to hang on to more of the moisture in the cut of meat. Plus, it just looks impressive when you serve it to family and friends. They don't have to know that this recipe only comes together in 20 minutes, though.

3-ingredient Crock Pot pork chops

Maybe you like the idea of making pork chops, but you barely have any time to cook. You don't have many ingredients around the house, but you still want a delicious meal you can share with your family. It may sound like the perfect night to pick up some takeout, but you can just turn to these 3-ingredient Crock Pot pork chops instead. It's true, you'll only need three ingredients to pull off this main course, and better yet, you'll only need two minutes to prep it. Then, let it hang out in your slow cooker for eight hours, and you'll have a perfectly cooked piece of meat ready for dinnertime.

Slow cooker pork green chili

When you want to make a whole meal out of your pork, and not just a dish, what should you make? If you love food that's tangy, filling, and downright flavorful, then you can't go wrong with this slow cooker pork green chili recipe. We love this recipe because it only requires a few ingredients, most of which are shelf-stable. That means you can always keep the stuff for this recipe on hand and throw it together whenever you don't know what you're going to make for dinner. This is a super popular dish, so expect your whole crew to ask for it again and again.