One Day “Porky” Giveaway!

Contest is now closed, congrats to John, entry #930 who was chosen as the winner.

Hope everyone is having a great week! I’ve got a quick one day giveaway courtesy of the National Pork Board for you today. Lots of fun goodies up for grab for one lucky Picky Palate reader. Here’s what’s in the prize ($200 Value) ….

·         Pork Chops (to be mailed separately)

·         Pork Be inspired branded Apron

·         Pork Be inspired Brochure

·         Pork Branded Digital Meat Thermometer

·         Cuisinart CCJ-100 Citrus Pro Juicer

·         Vacu Vin Pineapple Slicer

·         Norpro Grip-Ez Jalapeno Pepper Corer

·         Cuisinart Grill Pan

·         Dry Ingredients (Salt, Light Brown Sugar, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Chili Powder)

Here’s how to enter:

1. Leave a comment here and tell us, “What is your favorite pork recipe?” Pork Chops, carnitas….let’s hear it!

2. For extra entries, Follow Picky Palate on Twitter, RSS Feed and Like us on Facebook. Leave 3 separate comments for this.

3. Contest ends Wednesday June 22nd, 8am PST 🙂 Winner will be chosen by and be notified by email.

4. Disclosure, I was provided the same prize, all provided by the National Pork Board.

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  1. Judy

    Pork chops, though I’m not the one allowed to cook them. According to my fiance, I cook too dainty when it comes to cooking meat lol!

  2. Hog Farmer Wife

    I Dig the Pig! “Bacon Crack” is a favorite of my boys, aka Candied Bacon or Brown-Sugared Bacon.

  3. Jose

    Pernil asado(roast pork)

    served at every holiday or celebration in my family the smell of it cooking always brings to mind great memories

    4 Packs of pork ribs
    1 Large foil pan
    Cut up each rib individually and brown it in the broiler for 10 min.
    2 Bottles of original BBQ sauce
    2 Bottle of Hot BBQ sauce
    1 bottle of Original flavor Italian salad dressing
    1 can of sprite
    ¼ Cup of lemon juice
    Mix and pour over the ribs.
    Cook for 2 to 2 ½ hours on a baking foil pan on top of the BBQ Grill. Covered on and off with tint foil, and the dome of the grill. Mix the ribs and sauce from time to time.

  5. Shreela

    Pork chops dredged in flour with a bit of salt and pepper, then fried in a cast iron skillet. This tastes so good to me that I don’t need sauce or toppings, but a side of stuffing is lovely ^_^

  6. angel

    My husband grills pork chops that have been marinaded overnite in a HUGE variety of spices and liquids. Amazing!


  7. Allison

    Mmm. Bacon wrapped (and marinated) water chestnuts. Salty and crunchy with a hint of sweet from the brown sugar.

  8. Wendy

    I have an “Italian” pork chop recipe, pork chops braised with onions, mushrooms, and green peppers.

  9. Mellisa W.

    Aside from Bacon being a food group, I made marinated grilled pork chops for dinner last night they are my new fave.

  10. Marianne

    okay… I have tried to leave a reply via email, but it brings me back to this, have posted on FB and Twitter, LOL.. Anyway.. Baby Back Ribs or pulled pork are my favorites. Have a fantastic day!!

  11. Chinese pork, that kind that has the red coloring on the outside. Dip that in hot mustard and sweet and sour sauce and I am in heaven.

  12. Jey

    At home, my mom will buy thinly cut pork belly and cook it on a small grill. Nothing fancy, but we eat it by putting it in a lettuce wrap with rice and ssamjang (a bean & pepper paste mix). It’s simple, but so delicious! 🙂

  13. Wendy

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    Marinated Baked Pork Chops

    1 tablespoon soy sauce
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    2 tablespoons brown sugar
    2 tablespoons ketchup
    6 pork chops, trimmed

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    2. In a small bowl, thoroughly blend soy sauce, vegetable oil, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, brown sugar, and ketchup.
    3. Place pork chops in a medium baking dish, and spread with 1/2 the sauce.
    4. Bake pork chops 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Turn, and spread with remaining sauce. Continue baking 30 minutes, or until internal temperature of the chops has reached 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

    My mother in law gave me this recipe when I first got married , almost 30 years ago, and I still like these the best!


  14. I put a pork tenderloin in a crock pot add diced green chilies, brown sugar, and lime… cook until it easily pulls apart. pull apart and serve as tacos or over rice

  15. Pulled pork, Southern bbq on a whole wheat bun with lots of mustard based bbq sauce. Oh my. So good. (We actually had bbq at our wedding…it was an elegant meets backyard bbq on a lovely Charleston, SC plantation) Ahhh… Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  16. Angela

    It’s hard to choose my favorite pork recipe, because my husband and I LOVE pork! If I had to choose, I guess it would be my slow-cooked pulled pork. After 12 hours of cooking overnight, it is the BEST smell to wake up to in the morning!

  17. Lisa

    My favorite Pork recipe is Spicy Chipotle Pulled Pork (Pioneer Woman). I just made it for my daughter’s graduation party for 70 people and it was a huge hit!!!

  18. KatieD

    Love pork anything! Grilled pork loin chops on the grill, with new potatoes and sweet corn! Simplicity!

  19. Kelly Williamson

    My favorite pork recipe is stuffed pork chops–good ole plain stuffing stuffed pork chops.

    What a great giveaway!

  20. Sarah

    I could eat carnitas every day for the rest of my life and never get sick of them. Topped with Trader Joe’s corn salsa – so amazing!

  21. Christina

    My favorite recipe with pork? That is hard but I have an awesome recipe for Lime marinated pork and it tastes so good off the grill. And super simple too which is always a plus!

  22. Our family is super in love with a beautiful, tender, grilled pork loin. I like the pre-seasoned ones at Sam’s Club or various grocery stores, such as mesquite or hickory or garlic pepper. Thanks for the great giveaway, Jenny & The Pork People 🙂

  23. Laura bockoven

    Pork loin cutlets, orange marmalade, little brown sugar and some horseradish. Mix to make a glaze. Works well on grill or in oven!

  24. Sarah D

    My favorite pork recipe – pork chops topped with vidalia onion slices, pineapple rings, and two half slices of smoked bacon. Cooked in foil in a campfire. Reminds me of my family 🙂

  25. Carol

    Sadly I don’t get to eat pork enough. My step-kiddos don’t eat it for religious reasons so I don’t cook it. However, both will be moving out soon and I see lots of bacon and pulled pork in near my future!

    It’s hard to pick a favorite but if I have to choose today then it’s pulled pork. Tomorrow it could be pork ribs. 🙂

  26. Linda

    My favorite receipe is definitely pulled pork sandwiches! I found an awesome crock pot recipe that includes only pork tenderloin, BBQ sauce and root beer! YUM!

  27. Andrea F

    Pork chops cooked with chili powder, cumin, and a few other spices, lime juice and served with sauted bell peppers.

  28. shughes

    We love breakfast chops browned, then covered with a mixture of cream of mushroom, cream of chicken soups and a packet of lipton onion soup mix mixed in with a little bit of milk added. I added some baby carrots and small potatoes, covered and baked on low all afternoon…….Yummy!

  29. Camille

    Pan seared pork tenderloin (finished in the oven) with a garlic/chili lime rub and served with oven roasted garlic rosemary potatoes and garden fresh green beans!

  30. Angela Nelson

    My aunt made these pork chops. She spread them with prepared mustard and coated them in flour then fried them to crust them up, then put them in the crock pot with cream of mushroom soup and cooked them real slow. The mustard made them extra tender and tasty!!

  31. I love the marinated tenderloins! So easy, grilled or baked they are ready in 30 minutes. Thanks for such a great giveaway, I shared on Facebook!

  32. Sherri J

    My new favorite recipe is pork loin with a balsamic soy brown sugar glaze. Yum. The pork is cooked in a slow cooker and the glaze is applied in the last hour.

  33. Sara C.

    I’ve begun following you on twitter, I already liked you on Facebook, and I added you to my igoogle feed.

    My favorite pork recipe is Rosemary and sage stuffed pork…SO good.

  34. Mary Spake

    I love a pork roast with lots of herbs. Cooked just right not too done to where it is dry.. Yummy!

  35. Sonnet

    My favorite pork recipe is a garlic-infused slow roasted pork loin. Oh my gosh, I just drooled typing that out.

  36. Leanne

    My favorite pork recipe is pork chops and onions, covered in a mixture of soy sauce, butter, and brown sugar, then baked. So yummy and simple!

  37. My favorite dish is my Momma’s pork chops and gravy! She browns the pork chops then puts them in the oven with cream of mushroom and cream of celery soup and a little kitchen bouquet. Yum Yum!

  38. Lori Bollinger

    Balsamic Glazed Boneless Pork Chops, they are so yummy! Just love your blog. I have tried your recipes and loved them…keep em coming.

  39. Angela Easton

    I love bbq shredded pork loin. I just stick it in my crockpot with a bottle of root beer and seasonings…ten hours later, add my favorite sauce and I have something amazing!

  40. Pernil asado. I think someone else already mentioned it here but it is a typical Puerto Rican roast pork, that our family usually eats on Christmas Eve (Noche Buena). Great giveaway!

  41. Basil Pork Chops Rub! Mmmm
    1.5 TBS Chopped Basil
    1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
    1/2 Tsp Salt
    1/2 Tsp Chili Powder
    1 TBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil [plus extra for pan]

  42. stacia kennedy

    BBQ pulled pork sandwiches!! YUM- easy to make- lots of leftovers and my kids love- can’t beat that!

  43. Patricia E

    I love your green chili pork tacos. We make those at least a couple of times a week. I just love cooking in the crockpot.

  44. Janice Beeler

    I love pork chop & rice casserole: brown pork chops then layer bottom of baking dish. Cover with uncooked rice, cover all with Campbells Cream of Celery soup. Bake covered at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.

  45. A simple pork chop recipe is you take pork chops, and take hidden valley ranch seasoning packet and mix a little bit of salt, pepper, and garlic salt, and just sprinkle it on both sides of the pork chops and bake at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes or until no longer pink. It is so tasty!!!

  46. Erin L

    Bacon apple grilled cheese! Hubby loves it and I feel good about getting him to eat the apple part of it lol

  47. Victoria V

    Honey mustard pork chops. My hubby is a huge fan of this recipe. I really feel like I should make it more often. 🙂

  48. Teri

    My favorite are super easy, quick pork chops marinated in a locally produced greek dressing, Gazebo Room. Grill and enjoy!

  49. Vanessa

    I make a mix of all my favorite herbs & spices, rub them onto the pork chop and pan fry them. Simple & tasty!

  50. Kathy

    I make Tyler Florence’s Thick Pork Chops with Spiced Apples and Raisins again and again. My husband and I LOVE it!

  51. Lisa

    My favorite pork recipe is a pork tenderloin put into the slow cooker with crasins and pineapple and some spices and served with rice. Cooked all day it is juicy and tender. YUM!

  52. pam

    I almost always do pork chops in the crock pot. This may not be my favorite but they are tender and I dont have to cook all day.

  53. Jen

    I just adore Pulled Pork sandwiches made with Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce….okay who am I kidding? I don’t even need the bread, I’ll just eat the pulled pork. Delicious!

  54. GK

    Baked thick cut pork chops stuffed with a stuffing/dressing of hot italian sausage, chopped granny smith apples, craisins, onions, celery, garlic and Pepperidge Farms stuffing mix. Served with roasted veggies: asparagus, zucchini, colored peppers, red onions, mushrooms that have been tossed with sea salt, fresh cracked black pepper and tuscan seasoning infused olive oil. Perfect with a lovely glass of wine.

  55. Erica

    My favorite recipe is pork ribs, pineapple, and bbq sauce in a slow cooker for the day. So delicious!

  56. Heather

    Pork chops my dad’s way- sprinkled with whatever spices he pulls out of the cupboard that day and pan fried.

  57. Denise Rowe

    My favorite pork recipe has to be tenderloin rubbed with dijon mustard, rolled in bread crumbs and baked. Good stuff!

  58. Amber

    Pulled pork and green chile burrenchilito (burrito/enchilada combo – my Dad’s name for the dish)

  59. Alanna

    My favorite pork recipe is these wonderful pork chops only my mom can make. They take ALL day to cook and they have this yummy rich thick decadent homemade gravy that they cook in too. They are amazing and she only ever made them on special occasions. Now both her and I have very different dietary requirements and we probably can’t eat them anymore but they are wonderful. It’s been years since I’ve had them but I still think about them! I’m afraid to get the recipe from her because I think only she can make them as good as I remember them and I don’t want to ruin them.

  60. Lisa McCoy

    Hmmm, favorite pork recipe??? All of them! Bacon is a gift from above! Love me some ribs! Oooooh and carnitas burrito bowl … YUM! 🙂

  61. Angie

    I make a pork burger which stuff with blue cheese (or goat cheese works too) and then top with a spread of walnuts and figs soaked in white wine!

  62. Lyndsey

    My fave is an old standby – pork chops in mushroom soup. Perfect for those cold winter nights, just throw it in the crockpot and forget it. For summertime, nothing is better than grilled pork tenderloin with a homemade rub…YUM!!!

  63. pamela

    We all love Southern Style BBQ pulled pork…made in a crock pot is the easist and yummiest ever!!

  64. My favorite pork dish is grilled pork chops with a little Season All sprinkled on it. My sister can grill them to perfection. I also would have to say, pulled pork is my second! Great Giveway. Thanks!

  65. Jennifer C

    I love BBQ pork steaks. I had them twice this weekend while at the lake… I am so glad it’s summer!

  66. Amber

    Pulled pork is my favorite pork recipe for sure! Top it with some yummy bbq sauce, red onions, a tomato, and b&b pickles and it’s to die for!

  67. I love pork in a chipotle sauce that they sell at Costco. Easy peasy, just dump the sauce into the pan for the last new minutes the pork is cooking!

  68. I love to make pork chops on the grill. Make a marinate with fresh grated ginger, orange marmelade, soy sauce, and green onion!!! Yummy

  69. courtney

    favorite pork recipe?! I don’t have one… 🙁 I am very far from being familiar with how to cook pork. I think the only time I ever made anything with pork was pig-in-the-blankets. Pork/Beef mix rolled up in a dough and baked.

    Choose me so I can practice some other recipes! 🙂

  70. When I go out for mexican food I always get Carnitas but I have never fixed it at home. My at home favorite at home pork recipe is 3 cheese mushroom stuffed pork chops.

  71. Ruth Appel

    I have a recipe called “Simply Delicious Pork Chops.” The pork chops are smothered in a homemade marinade and broiled. YUM!

  72. Knittinchick

    Tacos pastor at the best taco stand in Mexico City… I can almost conjure up the flavors when I think about that place. Have to go everytime I’m in Mexico City!

  73. Michelle

    We like to marinade our pork in soy sauce and garlic overnight and then place them on the grill. YUMMO!

  74. Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin Haiku: “Oh so tender pork. I love your juicy texture. Marinade oh”

    Pork is a staple at our house. Family and friends go CRAZY over this loin. It is so incredibly wonderful. We have eaten it now for every meal including pork tacos for breakfast..

  75. I have been following you on facebook for awhile. I love the stuff that I see on your site everyday. My favorite is grilling pork chops and basting them with sweet baby rays bbq sauce. This is delicious!

  76. jan

    a good old fashioned pork chop….I’ve found the secret is brining in sugar and salt solution (to keep super moist) and then cooking in a hot fry pan with a little salt and pepper and oil.

  77. Gwyn Lysaght

    I love to grill smoked pork chops. At the same time I grill some fresh pineapple and serve it on top of the chops. Serve with some fresh grilled garlic butter corn on the cob and sweet and sour coleslaw, yummmmmmmmm.

  78. Hannah

    Does carnitas at Chipotle count? Ha ha?? Seriously, I love tenderloin in a ziploc with some brown sugar, sider vinegar and cranberry sauce. MMMM!

  79. My husband makes the most delicious pulled pork in the crockpot! It’s just porkloin, one cup of italian salad dressing, one cup of bbq sauce, a little worchestershire sauce and a little brown sugar. Cook all day and shred! DELICIOUS!

  80. Amy

    I make a dish called “pipe down pork chops” -it has potatoes, pork chops, onion soup, and cheddar cheese soup. It is really good.

  81. Debbie Wallace

    I love anything done with pork in the crock pot, but 2 of our favs our your Ranch Pork Chops and Sweet Pork.

  82. Krista

    I like classic pork chops…mmm. Wait, now I’m thinking about pork chops with a pineapple juice-soy sauce marinade. Mmm.

  83. Judy Lyle

    BACON, BACON AND MORE BACON. We have family night dinners, my mom and I cook 8-10 lbs. bacon for our “Famous BLT’s”.

  84. Pat

    My favorite pork recipes are anything made with bacon, ham or sausage! I also love Chipotle’s Carnitas! Yummy!

  85. Brandee G.

    My favorite recipe is something my Grandma used to make. A Mexican dish called Chili Meat. You can use cut up chunks of beef or pork, jalapeno (habanero if you like heat!!), avocado, tomatoes, crushed red pepper – blend, mix with browned meat – YUMM!! Carnitas are a very close second.

  86. One of my go to recipes is your Ranch House Pork and Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes! In fact, I was at the grocery store yesterday and pork chops were on sale and that recipe was the first one I thought of! Our Best Bites Cashew Sweet and Sour Pork is another favorite!

  87. I simply adore a plain old roast pork meal with lotsa scrummy crispy crackling. I dont know if it counts but a nice homemade quiche lorraine floats my boat big time also 🙂

  88. Jessica

    My favorite pork recipe is for carnitas via a Rick Bayless recipe. I also like pork tacos with pineapple salsa.

  89. My favorite is pulled pork BBQ. I love it on good quality Kaiser rolls. It’s so easy to prepare (just throw it in the crockpot and let it cook all day) and tastes so delicious. I just may have to include it in my menu plan this week! 😉

  90. Erin B.

    I make a Grilled Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Chop that is to DIE for 🙂 (if I do say so myself…ha)!!!

  91. heidi

    My favorite Pork recipe is my Herbed Pork Roast. I make a paste of herbs and olive oil – oregano, red pepper flakes, ect – adjust according to taste. I coat the pork roast with the herbs/oil and chill overnight in an oven bag. I bake it the next day according to time per pound of roast. I serve it with salad, Italian bread, garlic green beans and herbed roasted potatoes.

  92. My favorite pork recipe is Tex Mex Pork Chops. It’s seasoned with cumin, garlic, onion and other typical flavors for tacos/fajitas/etc. And cooked with salsa and cheese. It’s so good!

  93. I like to put a Boston Butt in the crock pot before I leave for work. When I get home, the house smells great, my dog is going crazy, and the pork just falls apart. I add BBQ sauce, and dinner is ready!

  94. Heidi Jo

    Mmmm…. Fine Cooking’s “Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder with Carrots, Onion, & Garlic” from 12/2008! Tasty!!

  95. Danielle

    My favorite way to eat pork is bacon. Mmmm. But my favorite recipe for pork is a cheap pork roast cooked in my slow cooker with onions and potatoes and just a little salt and pepper. Maybe some garlic cloves if I’m feeling wild and crazy.

    And I just re-read my comment about subscribing to the RSS feed. I am so not coherent in the mornings. 😀

  96. Rachel

    We love, love, love BBQ pulled pork sandwiches. We throw everything in the crockpot in the morning and it’s yum yum time right when we get home!

  97. Mandy Kirk

    My favorite is the sweet pork that they serve at Cafe Rio and Costa Vida. My mom has an awesome copycat recipe, so yummy!

  98. Jan

    My favorite pork chop recipe is just to season with salt, pepper and some thyme. Then brown them in a hot skillet and bake them.

  99. Mrs. Hunter

    My favorite pork recipe is a modified-for-the-crock pot version of Paula Deen’s pepper and onion smothered pork chops.

  100. Alyssa Womack

    I loooooove anything bacon. But my new favorite is grilled pork kabobs with tzatziki sauce and grilled flatbread! Yummy!

  101. Lynne from PA

    Slow roasted pork sandwiches on a crusty roll with broccoli rabe and provolone cheese. Ok, now I’m hungry and there is no pork shoulder in the house!

  102. Lisa

    chicken fried pork chops! And I won first place at a pork cook off with empanadas stuffed with ground pork with spices, chipotle peppers, onions and jalepenos!! They were so good!!

  103. Jama

    I can’t get enough pork tenderloin. It doesn’t matter what seasoning you pair it with; it turns out great every time.

  104. Lauren

    i just looove pork tenderloin, simply cooked in a pan atop the stove with plenty of salt and pepper (inspired by the joy of cooking, naturally)

  105. Emily

    Last night I tried a new pork recipe and it just may be my all time favorite! I grilled marinated pork loin along side a few fresh peaches and made a peach salsa-like topping with peaches, a grilled hollowed jalapeno, grilled onions, and a few spices. Delicious!

  106. dawn

    My favorite pork dish is cuban pork roast… although roasted pig on the spit is definitely yummy… So i guess its a tie… Both are super juicy and super flavorful

  107. MaryLee

    I found a new recipe for crock pot carnitas that’s just wonderful. I even made them for my Girl Scout troop on our recent trip to Santa Fe. Delish.

  108. I love making pulled pork sandwiches. Just throw a pork roast and a bottle bbq sauce in a crock pot and let it go. They are so easy and so yummy!!!

  109. we love pork fajitas at home,,,,oooo and chipolte lime pork….and mojito marinated pork… we do a lot of pork roasts, then strip it out, marinade and “stir fry” and serve in tortillas……also I make a killer apple stuffed pork roast… ~grin~

  110. Renee

    I love breaded pork tenderloins. My Granda always made them for me (hers are the best!) and finally taught me how to make them. Yum!

  111. Billye Johnson

    Crock Pot favorite: Chili Pork. Make a rub of garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cumin, salt and freshly ground pepper. Rub all surfaces of a pork loin or pork roast and refrigerate overnight or for several hours. Place pork in a crock pot and top with chopped green chilies and water just to cover. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. Remove from crock pot and shred pork. Serve with flour tortillas, spicy coleslaw and guacamole.
    Reserve liquid and any bits of leftover pork to make posole the next day.

  112. Robin

    Carnitas tacos! Pork shoulder in the crock pot and then shredded, add home made guac, queso fresco on a warm corn tortilla. FAVORITE!