Sunday, April 28, 2013

Da-Licious Pork Goodness

I spent the last two Saturdays in the Chicagoland area, helping promote ground pork to customers at Dominick's stores.  Many people gave me a "A What?  What's a "porkburger"?.  I've never heard of ground pork.  When you grow up on a hog farm, you never think of something like that.  Of course there is always ground pork in the freezer....seriously, you've never even heard of it?

It typically only finds its way into recipes like Ham Balls or meatloaf, but ground pork is a very versatile meat that can be used in most any recipe in the place of ground beef (or, something I have never tried, but I saw a lot of in shopping carts, ground chicken or turkey).  In honor of two weekends spent mastering the interstate tollways (which on a Saturday morning were really not that bad, or I'm just finally getting used to it), here is another great ground pork recipe.
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Teriyaki Pork Sliders
4 oz. mushrooms, sliced
2 scallions, cut-up
2 t. ginger
1 lb. ground pork
1/4 c. teriyaki sauce
1/4 c. bread crumbs
1/4 c. mayo
1/4 t. sugar
1 t. teriyaki sauce
1 pkg. Hawaiian rolls

Directions:  Combine 1st 6 ingredients & form into sliders.  Cook using broiler, saute pan, or grill.  Heat rolls.  Make seasoned mayo by combining sugar, mayo & 1 t. teriyaki sauce.  Garnish sliders with seasoned mayo & additional scallions.
Ground Pork is sold in most stores today.  If you don't see it, ask for it!

Sorry, I haven't made them in awhile (hmmm...inspiration), so you'll have to make do with the pic from the recipe, but they really do turn out looking this good too!

Another thing that struck me is that I am truly blessed to have access to all the protein I might want.  I came to realize after about the fourth person who told me their "freezer was full", that probably all most people have is the top of the frig type freezer, and not an entire deep freeze full of beef & pork in the garage.  While inspiration may not always come to me, there is always protein in the freezer to make a healthy, delicious supper for my family....speaking of which......