Everything Pig: Our 13 Ultimate Pork Recipes

What's going to get the job done on game day? Ribs, kielbasa, bacon-y bites and fully loaded nachos? These recipes are a meaty must for your football spread.

Bacon Explosion

Kapow! Combine bacon, sausage and your favorite barbecue sauce to detonate this triple-layer pork centerpiece.

BBQ'd Nachos

Why serve regular nachos when you can transform them into an amazing meal instead? Think: succulent pork, spicy jalapenos and layer upon layer of sour cream and cheddar cheese.

Beer-Braised BBQ Pork Ribs

"I'm no magician in the kitchen, but my husband sure thought so when I served these ribs last night for dinner! I will be making them for years to come."


Traditional Tamales

"These are so good. They’re a lot of work but the end result is so worth it."

-Terri F.

Tomatillo Chili Verde

Chile Verde - a favorite in Colorado - gains its rich green color from small, firm and tart tomatillos. Pork shoulder is slowly cooked until tender in the verdant broth - thinner than some bean-and-beef-based chilis - and has subtle heat thanks to milder Anaheim chiles.

Fried Ham Sandwich

"Ah, the simple joys in life! This sandwich is one of them. Love the fried onions and ham on the pillowy-soft hamburger bun."


Sweet & Sour Pork

"This recipe was the closest to what I've eaten at Chinese restaurants. What made it restaurant-quality was the breaded pork."

-H. Cato

Hot Dog and Bacon Roll-Ups

"I renamed this recipe 'Heaven' because these hot dog and bacon appetizers taste so good! The brown sugar gives them just the right amount of sweetness."


Pork Mixed Bean Chili

This crowd-pleasing chili is an awesome vehicle for your favorite leftover pork, and is super simple to make!

Jalapeno Poppers

"These poppers were a huge hit at our Super Bowl party. I made 36 and they were gone in minutes — folks literally stole them straight out of the baking dish!"


Barbecue Pork Sandwich

Let the slow cooker simmer these fabulous meaty sandwiches while you get ready for the big game. It takes just five minutes of prep time to get them started!

BLT Pizza

There are very few ways to improve on perfect game day food like pizza, but we're willing to bet a generous smattering of crispy bacon is one of them. Prepared crust makes this speedy recipe even faster.

Glazed Kielbasa Bites

"Great dish! These bites came out very sticky and gooey and yummy. My husband requested them for our Super Bowl party, and I'm sure others will love 'em as much as we did."