50 Easy Pork Recipes for Dinner with 5 Ingredients or Less

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Abby Marcelino Published: July 14, 2020 Modified: August 17, 2021
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For all pork enthusiasts out there, rejoice! These easy pork recipes are exactly what every aspiring cook needs. Not only do they contain less than a handful of ingredients, but they’re relatively easy to make too. We’re going to show you just how effortless it can be to whip up a delicious meal with the star of the show being a delicious cut of pork. 

It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out in the kitchen or you’ve been dabbling with the cooking equipment for a little while. These pork recipes are a cinch! Therefore, don’t just settle for boring ole pork chops because we’ve got casseroles, glazed pork, and BBQ too! Take your pick from our list below.

50 Easy Pork Recipes With Just 5 Ingredients (or Less)!

You don’t have to sacrifice presentation in exchange for a quicker and more effortless time in the kitchen. Check out these easy pork recipes for dinner, party, or get-together dishes that you can recreate with minimal effort and ingredients.

Cheesy Pork Casserole

Easy Cheesy Pork Casserole Recipe, Pork chop on top of potato slices swimming in asparagus and cheddar soup

This casserole is definitely one to serve for cozy family dinners because it gives off a comforting feeling. Aside from that, you can’t go wrong with a creamy and cheesy pork meal that even kids are bound to enjoy! 

Try making your own rendition of this dish to taste the flavors of tender and perfectly seasoned baked pork chops and potato slices swimming in a mixture of creamy cheddar and asparagus soup, topped with melted cheddar cheese. You’ll only need these five key ingredients, plus basic ones from your pantry such as garlic, vegetable oil, butter, salt, and pepper to taste. If you want, sprinkle some chopped parsley on top for a pop of color.

Recipe for Inspiration: Easy Cheesy Pork Casserole

Boiled Pork Tenderloin

Tenderloin Recipe

Another simple recipe to try is this boiled pork tenderloin recipe. Boiling is another way to cook the meat till it turns tender. Not only that, but boiling also helps lessen the actual cooking time. For this recipe, it simmers the meat for two hours in a delicious wine glaze. The wine gives the meat more smack and enhances the taste for a scrumptious meal. Out of all the pork recipes for dinner, this one has to be the easiest because it doesn’t require much effort to cook. All you need to do is to put all ingredients in the pot and let it boil until the meat is properly cooked.

Recipe for Inspiration: Boiled Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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Pork Chops With Apple Cider Sauce

pork loin chops with apple cider sauce

This recipe showcases juicy pork loin chops liberally seasoned with pantry staples like salt, pepper, garlic powder, and poultry seasoning. This blend is simple, yet it offers a delicious salvo of salt, spice, and tang that’s just right for a meat dish.

To achieve this, the cuts are pan-seared for a perfectly brown exterior and baked with a tart and fruity blend of Worcestershire sauce and apple cider concentrate to further enhance its flavor. Finish it on the stovetop with a splash of dry sherry to seal everything together!

Recipe for Inspiration:  Pork Loin Chops with Apple Cider Sauce 

Cuban Goulash

Cuban goulash recipe

Up for a palate adventure? If so, then you might appreciate this easy Cuban Goulash recipe. It will take you on a rollercoaster of flavors with its unusual (yet palatable) combination of ingredients. 

With the help of your skillet, you can savor some roast pork cubes lightly fried and stirred in a mixture of onions, bananas, tomatoes, and cayenne juice. This mishmash of sweetness, tanginess, and spice might be quite intimidating at first, but it’ll definitely make for a memorable meal. For the full experience, serve this over freshly-cooked egg noodles or rice. 

Recipe for Inspiration: Cuban Goulash

Pork Chops With Chives

Delicious pork chops with chives

With this easy recipe, you can achieve a delicious saucy pork chop dish that you can serve for family dinners! Enjoy cuts of pork browned and simmered in a combination of diluted apple juice and chives until the meat turns incredibly tender. This combination lends a uniquely fruity and aromatic quality to the dish that anyone can be sure to enjoy. Season the dish with a handful of spices from your pantry and simply thicken the sauce with flour to finish. 

Recipe for Inspiration: Pork Chops with Chives 

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Pork Tenderloin With Rosemary

Rosemary Pork Tenderloin

What’s better than pork? Pork swimming in a thick, luxurious sauce! For this easy recipe, pork tenderloin cuts are seasoned and browned on a skillet to seal all the juices within the meat before everything else. Then they are simmered in a mixture of dry white wine and rosemary for extra flair. Thicken the sauce, and enjoy this delicious meal with cranberry sauce and chutney for the full experience.

Recipe for Inspiration: Rosemary Pork Tenderloin 

Braised Pork Ribs with Spices

Pork Ribs with Garlic, Chilies, and Tomato Recipe

Nothing completes a rib-eating experience more than a thick and sticky sauce that coats the pieces with delicious flavor. If you agree, then check out this pork recipe to achieve that. For this dish, the rib pieces are first seasoned and fried to seal the moisture within. Skipping this step will leave you with dry meat—which isn’t the most pleasant food experience! 

Then, they’re slowly braised in a tomato-based sauce until the ribs turn so tender that they fall off the bone. Serve the pieces of meat with a hearty serving of sauce, and garnish with basil to finish.

Recipe for Inspiration: Pork Ribs with Garlic, Chilies, and Tomato

Pork Chops in Tomato Soup

Pork Chop a la Tomato Recipe

You can do lots of things with a few pieces of pork chop. Instead of simply pan-searing the meat, you can enjoy them with a kind of sauce that isn’t too heavy thanks to this recipe! 

This dish calls for lightly browned chops baked in a homemade tangy tomato-gravy sauce. Rings of onion and bell pepper are also stirred into the mix, packing just the right amount of heat and depth to the dish. It could work as a standalone dish, but you’ll love it even more with freshly-cooked rice on the side.

Recipe for Inspiration:  Pork Chop a la Tomato

Fried and Pan-Seared Pork Dishes

Here are some easy pork recipes that you can easily whip up on your stove top. Take out your ol’ reliable skillet and get cooking!

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Pork Braciole

Pork Braciole in Tomato Sauce Recipe, Crispy pig skin braised in italian tomato sauce

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Impress your guests by serving classic Italian braciole or braciola with this easy pork dinner recipe! For this one, the five main ingredients are pig skin, breadcrumbs, grated parmesan cheese, onion powder, and Italian tomato sauce. You’ll also need to grab some basic stuff from your pantry, such as black pepper, oil, and butter. 

You should know that this dish requires a bit more time and patience, but the end product would definitely be worth the wait. Cut into crispy cheese-stuffed pork skin rolls simmered in tangy Italian tomato sauce for an incredibly gratifying meal.

Recipe for Inspiration: Pork Braciole in Tomato Sauce

Pork Chops With Molasses

 Mahogany Pork Chops Recipe - Pan seared pork chops that have been marinated in a mixture of teriyaki sauce and molasses.

Pan seared pork chops are always a good idea. For a unique take on this crowd favorite, try this dish that’s marinated in a sweet and savory blend of teriyaki sauce and molasses. Nothing will be as appetizing as a juicy cut of meat with a caramelized exterior.

Recipe for Inspiration: Mahogany Pork Chops Recipe – Pan-Fry & Skillet 

Pork Steaks With Lavender

lavender pork steaks recipe

Apart from smelling great, who knew that lavender can do wonders for your easy pork recipes? This dish proves just that! Combine fragrant lavender with rosemary, thyme, and oil to use as a marinade for meat. In under one hour, you’ll have uniquely aromatic grilled pork steaks to pep up your dinner rotation.

Recipe for Inspiration: Lavender Pork Steaks

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Bacon-Wrapped Pork Medallions

Bacon Wrapped Pork Medallions Recipe - Pan-seared bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin cuts

This recipe calls for a basic yet reliable combination of salt and pepper seasonings to highlight the meaty flavor of the pork medallions. Wrap each individual piece in juicy bacon strips, and simply pan sear to perfection to achieve a star quality dish with minimal effort.

Recipe for Inspiration: Bacon Wrapped Pork Medallions

Deep-Fried Pork Belly

crispy deep fried pork belly

You don’t need a lot of ingredients to achieve a decent pork dish. This deep-fried recipe only calls for only salt and vinegar, just enough to give the pieces of pork an extra flavor boost that isn’t overpowering. Follow this recipe so you can savor the natural meaty taste of pork belly, with all its crispy and crackly goodness.

Recipe for Inspiration: Crispy Deep-fried Pork Belly Recipe

Sous Vide Pork Chops

Pork Chops Sous Vide Recipe - Pork chops sous vide with herbs and spices, then grilled to finish.

This one requires an additional process to help you achieve the same seared consistency, but better! Simply sous vide a few pieces of bone-in pork chops with a handful of herbs, salt, black pepper, and oil instead of directly cooking them on a stovetop. This method will help you reach the perfect internal temperature for the meat first, all the while evenly flavoring and tenderizing every part. To finish, give the pork chops a good sear for a more appetizing, caramelized exterior. 

Recipe for Inspiration: Pork Chops Sous Vide

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Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce

Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce Recipe

Sure, a pan-seared pork tenderloin is already delicious as a standalone dish. Like in this recipe that calls for a simple combination of salt and freshly-ground black pepper, the meat has just the right amount of flavor to satisfy your palate. It’s also juicy and satisfying! But instead of serving the tenderloin as is, you can stir together a mixture of Dijon, whole-grain mustard, and sour cream to take the dish even further. Use this concoction to drizzle over the meat before serving, and it’ll lend a deliciously creamy and tangy flavor to the seared pieces of pork.

Recipe for Inspiration: Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce

Fried Italian Sausage

fried peppers onions and sausage with port balsamic vinegar

Pork sausages are an excellent quick yet tasty meal option for days when you don’t really feel like doing much. Pan-frying is the easiest way of preparing them, although this can get quite repetitive. Luckily, this recipe is here to switch things up!  

For a change, serve some slightly sweet Italian sausages stirred together with sautéed red bell peppers. This additional component is cooked with minced garlic, onions, and balsamic vinegar to provide heat, acidity, and variety to your otherwise solely meaty dish.

Recipe for Inspiration:  Fried Peppers, Onions, and Sausage with Port Balsamic Vinegar

Breaded Pork Chops

breaded dijon pork chops

This recipe might call for unique ingredients, but it doesn’t veer away too much from the traditional breaded pork recipes. So, this is perfect if you want something different but not completely experimental.

Enjoy pork chops primarily dipped in spicy dijon mustard before frying. Each piece is also then coated with a special breadcrumb mixture that consists of saltine crumbs, thyme, sage, and black pepper. You can expect that the flavors of this dish are everything but dull! 

Recipe for Inspiration:  Breaded Dijon Pork Chops

Oven-Baked Easy Pork Recipes

Some say that baked meat dishes are healthier compared to ones that are fried. Meanwhile others prefer this cooking method because it’s capable of thoroughly cooking the ingredients. Whatever the reason, you’ll surely enjoy these easy pork recipes that you can add to your meal rotation:

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Garlic and Glazed Pork Chops

Glazed Brown Sugar And Garlic Pork Chops Recipe, Sweet and tender roasted garlic pork chops with brown sugar glaze

Got a weekend potluck coming up? Well, there’s no better way than to go with the easiest dish on the menu — pork chops. Our one-pot recipe makes it quick and easy but still full of that mouthwatering bite your guests can’t resist. 

The brown sugar glaze and the garlic seasonings bring a savory zest to the meat from the outside all the way to the inside. To avoid getting dry and tough pork chops, you need to let the meat marinate for a bit so that it absorbs the flavoring. Not only that but using a tenderizing marinade, like this brown sugar glaze, helps to penetrate through the meat so that you can slice through it like a hot knife through butter.

Recipe for Inspiration: Glazed Brown Sugar And Garlic Pork Chops 

Pork Chops and Apples

Pork Chops and Apples Recipe - Pan-seared pork rib chops oven-baked over apple slices that have been flavored with brown sugar and cinnamon, garnished with herbs

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This dish is a sure-fire way of satisfying the cravings of fall-enthusiasts! Cut into pieces of juicy pan-seared pork rib chops that have been oven baked with sweet cinnamon-sugar flavored apples. And yes, this dish only calls for four ingredients which makes it easy to recreate at home! For the best results, we highly recommend using cooking apples because they won’t crumble as much compared to the regular dessert kind.

Recipe for Inspiration: Pork Chops and Apples

Pork Steak with Potatoes

Pork Steak with Seasoned Potatoes Recipe, Cooked pork in brown sauce with potato slices

This pork recipe takes its cues from the classic pork and potato pairing. Sink your teeth into incredibly succulent and flavorful bone-in pork steaks that have been slowly marinated and baked in a mixture of Worcestershire sauce, grated garlic, and crushed rosemary. They’re delicious on their own, but a batch of baked russet potatoes on the side would definitely tie your meal together. Feel free to incorporate this dish into your regular meal rotation, or save it for the holidays! 

Recipe for Inspiration: Pork Steak with Seasoned Potatoes

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Sweet and Sour Pork

 Easy Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe, Pork and vegetable strips coated with an orange sauce

Want more unconventional pork dinner ideas? Instead of getting takeout from a Chinese restaurant, how about trying your hand at recreating this pork recipe inspired by an Asian-American fusion that we all know and love! Unlike the original stir-fried orange chicken or pork that calls for traditional oriental seasonings, you can make this dish with three ingredients that are more accessible! 

Savor the taste of succulent pork chops smothered with a sweet and tangy sauce that is unlike any other. Simply bake the pieces of meat together with a topping of deeply saccharin apricot preserves and zesty Italian dressing for a dish that you won’t forget.

Recipe for Inspiration: Easy Sweet and Sour Pork

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin (Grilled or Baked) - Grilled or baked pork tenderloin wrapped with bacon

Meat lovers will surely appreciate this pork on pork dish. Not only does this recipe call for only three ingredients, but you also have the choice of cooking this dish in two different methods. If you don’t want to fire up your grill, you can easily bake it indoors (or vice versa). After that, you’ll get to enjoy a juicy bacon-wrapped tenderloin that cuts like a hot knife through butter.  

Recipe for Inspiration: Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin (Grilled or Baked)

Italian Pork Chops

Italian Pork Chops Mozzarella Recipe - Baked boneless pork chops baked in spaghetti sauce with mozzarella cheese

There’s something truly comforting about the familiarity of Italian flavor combinations! If you love their cheesy tomato-based dishes, then this easy pork recipe might just be up your alley. Have a taste of crispy seasoned boneless pork chops swimming in warm spaghetti sauce and melted mozzarella cheese for a fun twist on classic culinary favorites.

Recipe for Inspiration: Italian Pork Chops Mozzarella

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Stuffed Pork Chops

Smoked Pork Chops Stuffed with Gruyère Recipe - Pork chops stuffed with gruyere and mustard, then baked until done.

This pork recipe features chops stuffed with gruyere and mustard. Simply assemble the ingredients and pop it in the oven for 15 minutes until the meat is perfectly cooked. We highly recommend serving it hot so when you cut each piece, you’ll be greeted with the pockets of oozing melted cheese. 

Recipe for Inspiration:  Smoked Pork Chops Stuffed with Gruyère

Ham With Apple Jelly

ham with apple mustard glaze

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While a smoke-cured ham is already tasty in and of itself, you can take it even further with this simple recipe! 

First off, score the piece of pork and stud it with cloves to achieve a festive holiday look. And when you proceed to glaze it with the mixture of fruity apple jelly and sharp-tasting Dijon mustard, the blend will seep into all the nooks and crannies of the meat effectively imparting a bolder, more complex flavor to the dish. Serve relishes and brandied fruits on the side to tie it all together!

Recipe for Inspiration: Ham with Apple-Mustard Glaze 

Tasty Roast Pork Dishes to Try

Roasts are among the best types of food to serve for guests during feasts and large gatherings. From more traditional recipes to fun and experimental ones, we’ve got it all for you. Get inspired with these dishes:

Garlic Roasted Pork Neck

Garlic Roasted Pork Neck Recipe, Roasted pork neck on a plate

When it comes to flavor, not only is the pork neck a slice of soft meat, but once you cook it, you get this amazing meaty taste that brings life to the dish. It’s the meat’s marbled fat that locks in all those juices which will delight you with every bite. And as it’s a versatile meat, it can be cooked in several ways whether grilled, roasted, in a casserole, or in woks. For this dish, a simple seasoning of thyme and rosemary, plus some added garlic, enhances the taste of this juicy meat.

Recipe for Inspiration: Garlic Roasted Pork Neck 

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Juicy Pork Roast

Pork Roast Recipe

After a bite of this irresistible pork roast, we know you’ll want more. Us too! Prepare a scrumptious feast around this delicious roast on any special occasion. When the holidays are nearing, prepare your seasonings and garnishes and be ready to serve up an aromatic piece of meat at the dinner table.

A tip to help keep the meat from drying out in the oven is to cover it with aluminum foil so the meat comes out juicy, soft, and succulent.

Recipe for Inspiration: Juicy Pork Roast

Pork Loin with Applesauce

Pork Loin with Applesauce, Jelly, and Horseradish Recipe - Roasted pork loin glazed with a mixture of applesauce, redcurrant jelly, and horseradish, then garnished with rosemary sprigs

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Applesauce aren’t just for toddlers because you can now use it to switch up your easy pork recipes! Enjoy a sweet and tart combination of chunky applesauce and redcurrant jelly, spiced with a bit of horseradish and rubbed on the crispy skin of roasted pork loin. Glaze everything together in an oven for 15 minutes, and you’ll have a dish that’s everything but ordinary.

Recipe for Inspiration: Pork Loin with Applesauce, Jelly, and Horseradish

Pork Loin Roast With Garlic

Ultimate Garlic Pork Loin Roast Recipe - Succulent roast pork loin rubbed with basic spices including garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper.

If you’d rather not stick to familiar flavors, then this is for you. Despite using basic ingredients, you can guarantee that this roast pork recipe has all the trappings of a tasty home cooked meal! What could be better than a perfectly cooked cut of pork loin that’s juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside? You just need garlic, salt, pepper, and paprika to whip up this dish! 

Recipe for Inspiration: Ultimate Garlic Pork Loin Roast

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Glazed Pork Roast

maple mustard glazed pork roast

No, we’re not exaggerating when we say that this pork roast is very easy to recreate. All you have to do is combine maple syrup, mustard, vinegar, soy sauce, and a bit of salt and black pepper from your pantry to create a sweet and tangy glaze. Use this concoction to coat a piece of boneless pork loin before baking. 

Then, pop it in the oven and you can do other things while you’re waiting for it to cook. Once it reaches the ideal internal temperature, you’re done! Needless to say, this is the perfect centerpiece to your table spread if you don’t have much time in your hands to focus on a single dish.

Recipe for Inspiration:  Maple-Mustard Glazed Pork Roast

Herb-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Pears

Herb-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Pears Recipe

Fruit and meat join together to form a delicious dish with well-balanced flavors in this easy pork recipe! Off the bat, the tenderloin itself is already very tasty because of the spice and herb rub that it’s cured with. You can achieve this by scoring the meat and stuffing the pockets with garlic and thyme so that they penetrate the meat better. Season with salt and pepper, then pan-sear the exterior to lock in the juices and the flavors within. To finish, bake it in the oven with sweet pear slices until the meat is done. Before you know it, you’ll have a decent roast pork dish to serve for any occasion! 

Recipe for Inspiration: Herb-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Pears

Easy Pork Recipes for Outdoor Barbecues

We’ve collected these easy pork recipes that are perfect for an outdoor dinner or barbecue party. Take a look at the list below for more information about these pork dinner ideas:

Barbecue Pork Wraps

 Barbecue Pork Wraps Recipe, Tortilla wraps stuffed with meat and vegetables

Take a shot at making this easy pork recipe for your next outdoor barbecue! Why stop at serving plain roasted meat when you can switch it up with this Mexican-inspired dish made easy? Munch on a meaty tortilla wrap stuffed with a combination of pork strips, peppers, and onions stir-fried together in smoky barbecue sauce. You don’t need many ingredients, and you won’t even have to fire up the grill to try this dish in all its glory! Because this requires very little time to make, you can also easily whip up this pork wrap as a quick meal or snack the next time you’re craving something more filling.

Recipe for Inspiration: Barbecue Pork Wraps

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Teriyaki Pork Barbecue

Barbecued Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin Recipe - Grilled pork tenderloin medallions topped with teriyaki sauce and vegetables on the side

Treat yourself to succulent grilled pork tenderloin medallions that have been slowly marinated for hours beforehand in a sweet and umami teriyaki and onion sauce. Serve these morsels of meat with caramelized grilled onions, sesame seeds, and chopped scallions for one of the more flavorful pork dinner ideas to serve for your family.

Recipe for Inspiration: Barbecued Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

Ranch Pork Chops

Ranch Pork Chops Recipe - BBQ & Grilled Recipe - Grilled pork chops seasoned with ranch powder

Use one of America’s most beloved flavors and incorporate it into your pork recipes for dinner. Aside from being pleasantly juicy, these pork chops are packed with flavor because they have been peppered with tangy and sweet ranch seasoning. Top them with chopped parsley, and serve it alongside a side dish of your choice to complete your meal.  

Recipe for Inspiration: Ranch Pork Chops Recipe – BBQ & Grilled

Grilled Pork With Mexican Adobo Rub

Mexican Adobo Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin Recipe - Grilled pork tenderloin seasoned with Mexican adobo rub on a wooden board

Make your barbecued pork recipes easy with this simple dish. Say goodbye to inconsistent marinades because you’ll only need premixed dry Mexican adobo seasoning for this one. Evenly rub a piece of tenderloin with the mixture, salt to taste, and you’re all set for the grill! You’ll be able to enjoy a juicy cut of pork with classic smoky and savory flavors in no time. 

Recipe for Inspiration: Mexican Adobo Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin

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Honey Pork Tenderloin

Butterfly Honey Pork Tenderloin Marinade Recipe - Pork tenderloin marinated in honey with Worcestershire sauce, and grilled.

A simple mixture of saccharin honey and tangy Worcestershire sauce can transform a piece of tenderloin into a show stopping dish! Marinate the meat in this sweet and sour blend before grilling to make sure that it soaks up the flavorful juice, and each bite of these butterflied tenderloins will be just as flavorful and mouth-watering as the last.

Recipe for Inspiration: Butterfly Honey Pork Tenderloin Marinade

Grilled Sherry Pork Chops

Grilled Sherry Pork Chops Recipe - Pork chops marinated in sherry, molasses, and soy sauce, then grilled until done.

Have you ever tried experimenting with marinade combinations? If you haven’t yet, now’s the time to start doing so! Go above and beyond your usual barbecue sauce with this sherry-infused blend of soy sauce and molasses. This mixture will impart a unique sweet, salty, and nutty flavor to your grilled pork pieces.

Recipe for Inspiration: Grilled Sherry Pork Chops

BBQ Pork Chops and Rice

Bbq pork chops with rice

This dish can be made with center-cut pork chops or pork tenderloin. It’s easy to put together and a breeze to cook with no hassle. The BBQ marinade is simply divine. You can even make your own version of the BBQ marinate to your preference. Since BBQ sauce is a staple condiment in the United States, it’s no surprise that the smokey-peppery flavoring can also have different variations. Feel free to mix in some mustard, ketchup, honey, or even molasses to give the meat a sweet and savory touch. Just make sure to grill the meat for a good 8 to 10 minutes so it doesn’t dry out. Good for any time of the year – it is a light and satisfying dish. You can opt to serve the pork with some simple blanched vegetables or in a sandwich.

Recipe for Inspiration: BBQ Pork Chops and Rice 

Easy Pork Recipes for Your Slow Cooker

What could be more effortless than combining the ingredients of your dishes and leaving them to cook inside one kitchen appliance? With these slow cooker pork recipes, you’ll be able to do that and more! Get inspired with the list below:

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Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork

slow cooker pork recipe

Cranberries are one of the many fruits that are often found in dishes during the Thanksgiving season. The berries have a unique natural sweetness with a tinge of a contrasting tart taste. European cranberries are more sour while cranberries that grow in Northern America have a more delightful sweetness to them. Aside from using them for Thanksgiving desserts and dishes, why not try it out on a slab of pork meat? Fruits and meat have a yin-yang relationship when it comes to their flavors. For this recipe, the sweetness of the cranberries compliments the savory palate of the pork.

Recipe for Inspiration: Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork 

Pork Chops Supreme

pork chop recipe

We’ve got another from our pork chop recipes but with an added twist. Trade in the usual fried pork chops with something more juicy and flavorful. For this recipe, all you need is a slow cooker to get things done. Let the pork chops simmer in a delicious mushroom or celery soup broth for a couple of hours. You will then get an incredibly juicy piece of meat. Plus, you can also use the remaining juices as a sauce over your pork chops. It’s so simple to do and doesn’t require any effort at all. The whole family will love this dish you’ve prepared for them over dinner.

Recipe for Inspiration: Pork Chops Supreme 

Glazed Crockpot Ham

 Dr. Pepper And Brown Sugar Glazed Crockpot Ham Recipe, Cut of pork ham with asparagus and a slice of lemon on the side

Reinvent your traditional honey-glazed ham by incorporating Dr. Pepper into your marinade! It may sound a bit unconventional, but this easy pork recipe plays on the same salvo of sweetness and savoriness that holiday hams tend to give off. 

More than that, the soda will impart more complexity to your dish with its signature cherry taste. The five main ingredients for this dish are a piece of ham, Dr. Pepper, mustard, honey, and maple syrup. You’ll also need half a cup of brown sugar, although you can probably already get it from your pantry. When it’s done, you’ll be able to enjoy very tender cuts of pork in a treacly, caramelized sauce that might just take your guests by surprise. 

Recipe for Inspiration: Dr. Pepper And Brown Sugar Glazed Crockpot Ham

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Crockpot Pork Loin Chops

Crockpot Pork Loin Chops, Pork loin chops swimming in creamy mushroom soup

Have a taste of soft loin chops swimming in creamy mushroom soup with this tasty yet effortless dish! This is another one of those easy pork recipes that you can simply throw together in your slow cooker and forget about until it’s ready to serve. 

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All you need is a can of mushroom soup, your main protein, and salt and pepper to taste. So, you can easily prep this loin chop dish even during busy days when you don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen. Or when you don’t have much food in your pantry. For a more balanced meal, serve your loin chops with veggies on the side!

Recipe for Inspiration: Crockpot Pork Loin Chops

Crockpot Pork Barbecue

Crockpot Pork Barbecue Recipe, Skewered pork barbecue pieces

Who knew that you could achieve a barbecue dish without firing up the grill? With this pork recipe, you absolutely can! The bonus part is, you don’t need any special ingredient for it. Simply slow cook pieces of pork shoulder in a cup of cola to tenderize, shred the meat, and pour in barbecue sauce according to your own preference. You can enjoy it on its own, although this smoky Crockpot pork barbecue tastes even better sandwiched in between pork buns.

Recipe for Inspiration: Crockpot Pork Barbecue

Crispy Pork Shoulder

Slow-Cooked Crispy Pork Shoulder Recipe

One of the best perks of using a slow cooker is that you won’t need to put in much effort and caution into tenderizing some of the chewiest meat parts. And this easy recipe is the perfect testament to that! After all, pork shoulders are notorious for requiring longer cooking times. 

With this recipe, you’ll be able to serve a meat dish that is incredibly tender inside, while maintaining a satisfyingly crispy and crackly exterior. Although it might require more time, the end product is definitely worth the wait. You’ll only need a cut of pork shoulder and two tablespoons of kosher salt for this endeavor.

Recipe for Inspiration: Slow-Cooked Crispy Pork Shoulder

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Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin

Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin Recipe

This is one of the best easy pork recipes to make at the start of the day, so you can enjoy a flavorful meat dish for lunch or dinner. Make the flavoring by stirring together barbecue sauce, mustard, chili powder, and kosher salt for a savory and tangy marinade with a kick of heat. Pour it over your tenderloins and let it simmer for a few hours. Do some errands while you wait and come back when the tender pork cuts are ready for serving.

Recipe for Inspiration: Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin

Slow Cooked Kalua Pork

Hawaiian Slow Cooker Kalua Pork Recipe - Slow cooked pork shoulder that has been seasoned with salt and Worcestershire sauce

Kalua pork is a traditional Hawaiian dish that everyone has to try at least once in their lives. The only problem is, not everyone has access to an “imu” or underground oven that is needed for making the real thing. Luckily, you can refer to this recipe for a version that you can recreate in the comforts of your own kitchen. All you need is a slow cooker, and you’ll get to serve salt-seasoned tender pork shoulder meat that satisfyingly falls apart in your mouth with each bite. 

Recipe for Inspiration: Hawaiian Slow Cooker Kalua Pork

Ham in Maple Syrup

Ham in Maple Syrup

No oven? No problem! There are lots of reasons to be thankful for your Crockpot, and being able to achieve this ham recipe is one of them. Simply season a juicy piece of smoked pork with garlic cloves, and cook it on low with a splash of cloying maple syrup, mustard powder, and water. Wait for a few hours until the dish is done, and your mouth watering meal will be ready before you know it! 

Recipe for Inspiration: Ham in Maple Syrup 

Pork Filling Recipes for Sandwiches and More

If you didn’t already know, you can absolutely use pork as the main protein for sandwiches, tacos, and other similar recipes! Discover some of them below:

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Pulled Pork

Instant Pot Pulled Pork Recipe - Tender pulled pork in a bun

With just five ingredients and an Instant Pot, you’ll be able to make this easy pork recipe without breaking a sweat. This kitchen appliance is perfect for the job because it has all the functions that you’ll need for the dish. Give the seasoned pork cubes a good sear, and finish off by using the Instant Pot’s pressure cooking function to tenderize it. You’ll have no problem shredding the meat when you’re done! Douse the pieces with barbecue sauce, and serve tender pulled pork for your sandwiches, sliders, and more!

Recipe for Inspiration: Instant Pot Pulled Pork

Pork Tacos

Sweet Pork Tacos Recipe - Tortillas stuffed with slow-cooked, shredded pork and topped with herbs and minced white onions.

With this easy pork recipe, you can make a flavorful filling for your corn or flour tortillas! Enjoy shredded pork roast that has been slowly cooked and marinated in a smoky, sweet, and tangy blend. You’ll be surprised that this salvo of flavors can be achieved with only four ingredients! 

Recipe for Inspiration: Sweet Pork Tacos

Pork Sandwich

healthier bbq pork for sandwiches recipe

Say goodbye to plain patties and hello to healthier barbecue-flavored sandwiches! With the help of your slow cooker, you can tenderize your pork ribs in savory beef broth until they turn incredibly tender for shredding. Finished in the Dutch oven with carrots and a few seasonings, this will surely make for a hearty and flavorful filling for your homemade sandwich.  

Recipe for Inspiration: Healthier BBQ Pork for Sandwiches

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Abby is a writer, editor, and a fan of ASMR mukbang and cooking videos. Her family has been in the food industry for years and she has been working for their business as a part-time quality assurance officer and content creator. She is addicted to all things dairy and carbs, most especially cheese and bread.

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