Pork, Ham & Bacon
1. Bacon and Cheese Perogies: Perogies from scratch are always best, but do take some time to make. You can pick up frozen bacon and cheese perogies and make a delicious meal too. Whether they’re pan-fried or baked, it’s hearty and filling meal.
2. Bacon and Eggs: A couple of slices of bacon, eggs prepared the way you like them and some hash browns and you’ve got a hearty breakfast, lunch or dinner.
3. Baked Pork Chops: Breaded and lightly pan fried pork chops are then baked and topped with cream of mushroom soup and baked until fully cooked and heated through.
4. BBQ Pork Ribs: The most tender pork ribs are cooked prior to grilling. You can boil them or cook them in a slow cooker until tender. Then marinate in barbecue sauce and grill for about 5 minutes each side for a crispy outside.
5. Breakfast Burrito with Eggs, Cheese and Pork Sausage: Made just like a burrito with beef or chicken, you can stuff your burrito with scrambled eggs, cheese and sliced and cooked pork sausage. Serve with salsa.
6. Breakfast Sandwich with Egg and Bacon: Forget McDonald’s, you can make a breakfast sandwich at home. Toast an English muffin, top with a fried egg and cooked bacon.
7. Chef’s Salad: It’s a meal all in one salad. Chef’s salad includes sliced ham, turkey, cheeses and sliced hard-boiled egg. Top with your favorite salad dressing.
8. Crepes with Ham, Egg and Cheese: A savory filled crepe is always delicious. Place thinly sliced ham, scrambled egg and shredded cheese on your crepe in an oven-safe pan. Fold the crepe over and let the cheese melt in the oven.
9. Eggs Benedict: A filling breakfast or brunch item, Eggs Benedict is a slice of ham, topped with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce, served over a warm English muffin.
10. Grilled Pork Chops: A little bit of olive oil or your favorite rub, make for delicious grilled pork chops. Opt for thicker cuts of pork for moister results.
11. Ham and Cheese Omelet: A delicious classic. Fold cubes of ham and shredded cheese near the end. Place a lid on your pan and allow the cheese to melt or place under a broiler, in an oven-safe dish, for a minute or two.
12. Ham and Cheese Quiche: Make your own fresh crust or purchase pre-made pastry shells. Add vegetables and make this yummy quiche just the way you like it. Serve it with your favorite salad too.
13. Ham and Eggs: Hard boiled, sunny side up or over easy, it’s up to you. Serve up your eggs with some thick slices of ham and enjoy.
14. Ham Steak and Mashed Potatoes: Ham steaks don’t need a grill to cook. You can cook them with great results in a skillet on your stove. Serve with mashed potatoes and veggies of your choice for a great comfort meal.
15. Hawaiian Pizza: A classic favorite, Hawaiian pizza includes ham, pineapple and cheese. Add a stronger flavor by using a mozzarella and cheddar blend for your cheese.
16. Honey Glazed Pork Loin: Create a glaze by simmering soy sauce, honey, sesame oil and some balsamic vinegar. Brush the loin with the glaze and bake in the oven.
17. Pasta with Italian Pork Sausage: In a skillet, some cooked penne pasta, grape tomatoes, fresh basil, pepper and sliced pre-cooked Italian sausage. Toss in some olive oil and heat through thoroughly. Top with parmesan and serve.
18. Pigs in a Blanket: All you need is some hot dog wieners and biscuit dough. Insert a little slice of cheese before baking. Serve with ketchup and mustard.
19. Pork Chops and Apple Sauce: There’s nothing quite like pan fried pork chops when they’re accompanied by some apple sauce. Serve with rice or potatoes and your favorite vegetables.
20. Pork Fried Rice: Have some leftover rice and pork? Dice up the pork, sauté some vegetables and scramble a few eggs. Add some oil to a skillet and heat the rice thoroughly, add your other ingredients and serve.
21. Pork Kebobs: Whether they’re all pork or if you add some vegetables, these make a great addition to a meal. Brush with olive oil and garlic and grill until fully cooked. Served with rice, tzatziki and vegetables.
22. Pork Roast with Dumplings: Dumplings make a great compliment to a juicy pork roast. If you’re not on a strict diet, choose a roast with higher fat content as the pan drippings are wonderful for drizzling on the dumplings.
23. Pork Schnitzel: Take some boneless pork chops and pound them flat with a mallet. Coat with flour, then egg and finally some bread crumbs. Pan fry until fully cooked and golden. Serve with rice or potatoes and vegetables.
24. Pork Stir Fry: Thinly sliced pork, carrots, onions, sweet peppers and other vegetables make a nice stir fry. Pan fry and serve over noodles or rice.
25. Pulled Pork Sandwiches: Cooking a pork roast in a slow cooker until the meat is tender and falls apart is perfect for pulled pork sandwiches. Simmer in barbecue sauce and then serve over bread when it’s ready.
26. Sausage and Eggs: There’s nothing quite as comforting on a weekend morning as sausages and eggs prepared just the way you like them. If you have some leftover potatoes from dinner, slice them and sauté them in oil until lightly browned. Season with seasoning salt.
27. Split Pea Soup with Ham: A soup made with split peas, onions, leeks and carrots is pureed and then small bits of ham are added. Serve with homemade croutons for some added crunch.
28. Stuffed Pork Chops: Who says stuffing is just for turkey? Lightly pan fried pork chops are then placed in a baking dish, topped with stuffing and baked for about ½ an hour or until the chops are fully cooked.
29. Sweet and Sour Pork: Cubed pork loin is batter and deep fried and then topped with a warm sweet and sour pineapple sauce. Serve with fried or steamed rice.
30. Teriyaki Pork Chops: Because teriyaki is a sweet sauce, it can be tricky to grill pork chops on the barbecue. Make sure that any excess marinade is remove before grilling. For extra flavor, you can brush on extra marinade near the end of the grilling process.