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?!?


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:

Follow the instructions in the widget below to be entered to win...

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

  • Marcie

    I like grilled pork chops

  • Carol

    Definitely roasted pork loin with cider glaze

  • Tabitha P.

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

  • Catherine Windholtz

    Grilled with bbq sauce

  • Very interesting post! Love to cook pork in so many ways!

  • Bill

    Definitely love to grill chops

  • Becky


  • Dirrindia

    On the grill

  • Cori

    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!

  • Tricia

    Grilled :)

  • Sharon O.

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

  • amy b.

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

  • Sandra

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

  • Melissa Frances

    ON the GRILL, but love them baked too!!

  • gina lovejoy

    mustard cream sauce oh love it

  • Christi P.

    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

  • kathleen viviano

    we love smothered pork chops here!

  • Jessie C.

    I like grilled pork chops

  • Kentuckylady717

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

  • Sus

    Grilled with some bbq seasoning

  • Elena

    Grilled with bbq glaze

  • kindra

    love grilled, with an apple sauce

  • Michele

    Looks delicious!

  • Jessica To

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

  • Kelly Greene

    I love pork. These look great.

  • Andrea D.

    I love pulled pork sandwiches.

  • Heather B

    Grilled pork chops with apple cider glaze. yummy!

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

  • manda

    I love pork chops, grilled.

  • pamela =

    grilled with pineapple

  • Nancy

    I bake/oven-fry pork chops!

  • Rust

    I love roasted pork loin wrapped in bacon

  • Katy P

    I like to make BBQ pork chops in the oven

  • Peggy

    Gotta do them on the grill, best flavor ever

  • Renee M


  • Alicia

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

  • Lauren Nol

    Grilled or fried!!

  • Katie

    crockpot with bbq and pineapple.

  • Laura F

    Pork chops with mango chutney

  • Lindy

    My family loves grilled porkchops

  • Diana


  • rebecca

    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...

  • 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!

  • elizabeth miller

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

  • Kim


  • Niecey Reid


  • Rosanne Kinder

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

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