Pork Main Dish Recipes

Whether you like it quickly cooked or barbecued low-and-slow, pork is one of the most versatile main dishes -- and we have 1,700+ trusted pork main dish recipes to choose from.

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Ham and Pineapple Kabobs

Rating: 4.45 stars
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Cooked ham and pineapple chunks threaded onto skewers and coated with a zesty, sweet glaze.

Chef John's City Chicken

Rating: 4.44 stars
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This fascinating pork-on-a-stick recipe is American cuisine in a nutshell. City cooks, who couldn't get chicken, would take scraps from much cheaper, at the time, pork and build something similar to what you see here. Why this represents the true spirit of American food is that long after chicken became cheap and plentiful, people kept making and eating this anyway. Serve with honey mustard.

Grilled Pork Chops with Fresh Nectarine Salsa

Rating: 4.61 stars
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A zippy, sweet and spicy nectarine salsa goes really well with pork, particularly grilled pork, in this favorite summer recipe.

Mom's Stovetop Pork Ribs

Rating: 4.57 stars
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This is how my Brazilian mom prepares pork ribs. Boiling the ribs with the seasonings ensures that the meat will remain moist and juicy, and that the flavors will fully penetrate the meat. I hope you like these as much as I always have! Serve with lime wedges, rice and a fresh green salad.

Sweet and Sour Pork III

Rating: 4.71 stars
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My husband's grandmother was Chinese. She taught me this one. This is the way Gramma made Sweet and Sour all her life (she died 6 years ago at age 94). The secret is apple cider vinegar.

Pork Chops With Black Cherry Sauce

Rating: 4.38 stars
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Cherries and pork may sound like a weird combo, but these are amazing, and a great way to use up all those summer cherries.

Cilantro and Pork Stir Fry

Rating: 4.38 stars
16
Paleo stir-fry goodness!

Souvlaki

Rating: 4.7 stars
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Souvlaki is a Greek specialty made with tender cuts of meat. In this pork kebab recipe, the meat is marinated in a lemony olive oil mixture. Serve with rice pilaf and a Greek salad.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Spicy Peach-Glazed Pork Chops
Rating: Unrated
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"Delicious—served to company and everyone really loved it! A keeper!" – Becky Shreckhise
Chef John's Yucatan-Style Grilled Pork
Rating: Unrated
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See how to make this delicious pork tenderloin with a tangy citrus marinade.