Cooking Pasture-Raised Pork

Cooking Pasture-Raised Pork

Pork Chops and Pork Steaks

Grill them fast and hot. We suggest keeping them pink inside. Let rest under foil for 10 minutes. You can also sear and braise these cuts in the oven, but should be baked for about an hour to get them tender. If they are still tough after baking, keep cooking!

Pork Roasts

Cooking Pork Shoulder Roast is very different than Tenderloin or Pork Loin Roast. Shoulder is a very well-used muscle in the pig, and as such, needs time for the connective tissue to break down. At least 6 hours on low in the crockpot or at least 2-3 hours in the oven at 325. Cook until it can be pulled apart with a fork.

Tenderloin should be marinated and quickly cooked. It is a very lean, but very tender cut. It will quickly become dried out if overcooked.

Pork Loin Roast is where pork chops come from and has a lovely layer of fat across the top. It will be tastiest roasted like a chicken, cooked until the internal temperature is about 165. We suggest checking the internal temperature with a good instant read meat thermometer.