Jul 31

New Pork Naming System + Giveaway #GrillPorkLikeASteak

Grilled Lemon-Basil Pork Chops

As I mentioned a few weeks ago when I shared my Grilled Lemon-Basil Pork Chops with Lemon-Basil Orzo recipe, the National Pork Board recently introduced a new naming system nationwide. This new set of names for your favorite fresh cuts of pork more closely match the names of popular cuts of beef.

Have you seen this naming system at your local grocery store yet?

New Names for Pork

I don't know about you, but pork has always been a little bit intimidating for me to prepare, with all of the internal temperature recommendations for cooking. Should I worry if it's still a little bit pink? The great thing about this new naming scheme is that you can now more easily relate preparation to beef cooking methods that you're probably more familiar with.

That's right -- pork chops can be cooked just like your favorite steak!

Pork Prices

The new pork names also make it easier to compare pricing between pork chops and the comparable cut of beef. Based on the current national average pricing, it's clear that pork is the winner for feeding a hungry crowd on a budget!

If you need some fresh grilling ideas for pork, check out these 10 tasty grilled pork recipes that all clock in at $10 or less for 4 servings. Don't they all look amazing?!?

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To celebrate the new pork naming system, the National Pork Board has provided me with an awesome #GrillPorkLikeASteak Prize Package to give away to one lucky Unsophistcook reader!

#GrillPorkLikeASteak Prize Package:

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Be sure to check out the Pork Be Inspired website for tons more pork recipes! Search by cut, cooking method, dietary considerations, and more.

This post is brought to you by the National Pork Board. All opinions are 100% mine.

by Tara | 47 comments

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Marcie July 31, 2013 at 2:35 pm

I like grilled pork chops

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Carol July 31, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Definitely roasted pork loin with cider glaze

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Tabitha P. July 31, 2013 at 2:39 pm

i love fried pork chops.
omg,they are delish.

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Catherine Windholtz July 31, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Grilled with bbq sauce

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Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch July 31, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Very interesting post! Love to cook pork in so many ways!
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Bill July 31, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Definitely love to grill chops

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Becky July 31, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Grilled!

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Dirrindia July 31, 2013 at 8:24 pm

On the grill

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Cori July 31, 2013 at 8:47 pm

I love pork and apples in the fall. We grill pork in our cast iron pan and make cinnamon apples to pour over the pork chops. Love!

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Tricia July 31, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Grilled :)

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Sharon O. July 31, 2013 at 11:19 pm

I like to brine pork chops, then use a smoky chipotle rub and grill over charcoal. Thanks so much!

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amy b. August 1, 2013 at 9:01 am

We love grilling pork chops. They make a great family dinner.

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Sandra August 1, 2013 at 9:13 am

We love grilled pork chops, we use all types of marinade, teriyaki, garlic lime, bbq, it’s always a quick yummy meal

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Melissa Frances August 1, 2013 at 9:19 am

ON the GRILL, but love them baked too!!

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gina lovejoy August 1, 2013 at 9:21 am

mustard cream sauce oh love it

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Christi P. August 1, 2013 at 9:59 am

I love to grill pork loin (New York Pork Chop) outside with my very own spicy bbq sauce. It is one of my families favorite meals in the summer…of course we have to have fresh corn, green beans and sliced tomatoes to go with it

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kathleen viviano August 1, 2013 at 11:01 am

we love smothered pork chops here!

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Jessie C. August 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm

I like grilled pork chops

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Kentuckylady717 August 1, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I usually cook them in slow cooker….love them anyway you cook them tho. :)

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Sus August 1, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Grilled with some bbq seasoning

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Elena August 1, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Grilled with bbq glaze

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kindra August 1, 2013 at 3:45 pm

love grilled, with an apple sauce

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Michele August 1, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Looks delicious!

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Jessica To August 1, 2013 at 6:38 pm

I like to cook pork chops in the oven with bbq sauce.

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Kelly Greene August 1, 2013 at 8:03 pm

I love pork. These look great.

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Andrea D. August 1, 2013 at 10:55 pm

I love pulled pork sandwiches.

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Heather B August 2, 2013 at 3:38 am

Grilled pork chops with apple cider glaze. yummy!

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Yvonne August 2, 2013 at 9:58 am

I like to grill my pork chops. I also use them with red chile.

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manda August 2, 2013 at 11:49 am

I love pork chops, grilled.

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pamela = August 3, 2013 at 3:50 pm

grilled with pineapple

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Nancy August 3, 2013 at 10:17 pm

I bake/oven-fry pork chops!

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Rust August 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I love roasted pork loin wrapped in bacon

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Katy P August 5, 2013 at 6:58 pm

I like to make BBQ pork chops in the oven

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Peggy August 5, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Gotta do them on the grill, best flavor ever

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Renee M August 5, 2013 at 9:07 pm

grilled!

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Alicia August 5, 2013 at 9:11 pm

I love pork chops any way my fiance’ prepares them for me…usually on the grill!

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Lauren Nol August 5, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Grilled or fried!!

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Katie August 5, 2013 at 9:26 pm

crockpot with bbq and pineapple.

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Laura F August 5, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Pork chops with mango chutney

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Lindy August 5, 2013 at 9:35 pm

My family loves grilled porkchops

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Diana August 5, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Grilled

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rebecca August 5, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Ya know, I recently made some pork in my crock pot with wine and soy sauce and garlic. It was delicious. And completely took away any “porky” taste. But, I do love ‘em fried on the stove top as well…

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jenna b. August 5, 2013 at 10:12 pm

My husband makes the best GRILLED pork chops! I am a master of the crock pot pork chops! Mouth is watering just thinking about it!

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elizabeth miller August 5, 2013 at 10:21 pm

I love to bake pork chops sprinkled on top with shake n bake and then salsa on top.

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Kim August 5, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Grilled!

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Niecey Reid August 5, 2013 at 11:02 pm

I LOVE GRILLED PORK CHOPS! !!

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Rosanne Kinder August 5, 2013 at 11:59 pm

I love pork chops browns then baked with stuffing over them , comes out so tender

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