Total Time
26hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 26 hrs

This recipe is from the National Pork Producers Council. The cooking time includes the chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut pork and bacon into 1/2-inch pieces.
  2. In large saucepan combine pork, bacon, water, thyme, rosemary, bay leaf, and pepper.
  3. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or till only about 1/4 cup liquid remains, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove and discard bay leaf; let meat mixture cool 20 minutes.
  5. Transfer to food processor bowl or meat grinder; add cognac.
  6. Process till mixture is consistency of coarse cornmeal, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
  7. Pack mixture into a small crock.
  8. Cover and chill in the refrigerator 12 to 24 hours.
  9. Serve with melba rounds or assorted crackers.

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