5 Picante Recipes That Will Spice Up Your Pork

Raise your hand if you like pork

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Photo: Unsplash/@jeztimms

Raise your hand if you like pork. Raise two hands if you like spicy food. Well, it’s your lucky day; we have 5 pork recipes about to kick your meal preparation into high gear with spice and flavor. After all, winter is here, and it’s the perfect time of year to indulge in a hearty dish that warms you from the inside and fills you with culinary satisfaction.

A really good grilled pork tenderloin is hard to beat. But if simply grilled meat isn’t quite meeting your preferred spice level, then topping it off with this pickled jalapeño salsa should do the trick. The meat itself is marinated with jalapeño brine (the juice from the picked jalapeños), then you dress the cooked meat with the jalapeño salsa, so every inch and every bite of your pork has some spice and a ton of flavor. The actual cooking time isn’t too crazy, about 20-30 minutes total. The trick is to let the meat marinate for about 4 hours prior to cooking—that’s where all the flavor gets locked into your pork.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with pickled Jalapeño Salsa

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Cilantro Serrano Marinated Pork

Pork chops = good. Plain and simple. Pork chops marinated in a spicy Serrano pepper sauce = REALLY, REALLY good. Even if you’re not a huge fan of cilantro, you can swap that particular ingredient with your favorite fresh herbs. Make sure you prepare the marinade in advance and let your pork chops soak in that sauce for a solid 2-4 hours to ensure they are as flavorful as possible. The marinade time is really where you’ll need to be patient; the actual cook time is fairly quick, only about 4-5 minutes per side. And yes, you’ll want to serve this with some extra sauce on the side. People love it.

Pork Country Ribs in a Chile Ancho Sauce

These days we are huge fans of any dish that involves one pan—easy preparation, easy cleanup, resulting in a tasty dish to devour. Everyone wins. These pork ribs are the one-pan pork dish we’ve been looking for. They have just the right amount of spice thanks to its chile ancho sauce, which is balanced nicely by the sweetness of the pineapple. Everything is cooked in one pan, which goes back and forth from the stovetop to the oven (so make sure it’s an oven-safe skillet). In the end, you get pork ribs that are tender, juicy, spicy and sweet.

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