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.

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