Pork Cooking Guides
Pork is the most popular meat in America, accounting for about 38% of all meat consumed in the United States. It can be used in many different recipes and provides essential nutrients such as zinc, selenium, and vitamin B12. The average 4 oz serving of pork has about 175 calories, 22 grams of protein, and less than 6 grams of fat.
|Pork Cut||Stove/Oven Temp||Avg Time||Finish Temp|
|Pork Chop||Medium Heat (sear)||7-9 mins||145°F|
|Pork Sausage||Medium Heat (sear)||9-11 mins||145°F|
|Pork Loin||350°F (oven)||1 - 1.5 hrs||145°F|
|Pork Roast||250°F (oven)||4 - 8 hrs||190°F|
Note: The above guidelines are only guardrails. Average time depends on size/amount of meat. Stoves and pans vary in performance as well; so to achieve perfectly cooked pork check temperature regularly within above time frames.
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Salt, pepper, cumin, garlic, paprika, and chili powder are good compliments to basic pork chop cooking - either on the grill or in a pan. Depending on the dish you're planning on making, pork can also benefit from a little sage, rosemary, cayenne, thyme, or coriander.
This really depends on the size of cut, the cut itself, and the cooking method. A better general reference is to use a meat thermometer and cook until internal temperature reaches 145 °F.
USDA recommends cooking pork to 145 °F.