Canned pork is a versatile pantry item that is made by cooking pork with simple spices to preserve it. It increases the shelf life and makes it easy to use in a diverse range of recipes while ensuring incredible flavors! It also has a lot of nutrient value and is a wonderful source of protein.
Not only does canned pork offer convenience, but it is also good for both your health and your palate. So, if you have a can at home, give any of these delicious canned pork recipes a try to satisfy the meat lover in you.
#1. BBQ Pulled Pork Sweet Potato Hash
If you’re looking for a wonderful combination of flavors, textures, and aroma without using the slow-cooking method, you need this recipe in your arsenal. It uses canned pork, onion, sweet potatoes, BBQ sauce, and olive oil to produce a mouthwatering dish that will have you licking your fingers. Pair it with a vegetable side for a healthy meal.
#2. “Canned” BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
These pork sandwiches are low-budget and can be whipped up in just under 15 minutes! To make, simply add a BBQ sauce to pork, and mix well to combine. Serve this delicious mixture on hamburger buns/bread with cheese or pickle on top to create a meal that’ll be a hit with both kids and adults.
#3. Crispy Pork and Rice
This delicious recipe delivers a filling meal that’s a wonderful medley of flavors. Cook canned pork with chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper in a skillet and let it get crispy. Serve it up on a bed of rice cooked in pork broth with canned pork fat, onion, garlic, oregano, peas, and corn. Topped with an incredible pear sauce, this is one meal you’ll keep coming back to!
#4. Canned Stewed Pork with Potato
Looking for an easy-to-make meal that does not compromise on flavor profiles? Try this stewed pork recipe. It calls for cooking canned stewed pork and potato slices/wedges in a skillet, then adding dark soy sauce for added flavor and color. It’s a simple recipe that’s simple and brimming with delightful umami flavors.
#5. Century Egg Tofu with Spicy Pork
This spicy and savory protein-rich dish is so addictive! Steamed tofu and pork are topped with a delectable sauce to deliver a flavor boost in every bite. Finish it off with chopped century egg and spring onions, and serve it with a bowl of rice for a delicious meal. On that note, you’ll also want to check out the other two canned pork recipes listed here; they’re just as delicious and equally easy to make!
#6. Spicy Pulled Pork Sandwich
A breakfast sandwich that is bursting with flavor, you’ll want to keep making this recipe every morning! It’s made with cheese, eggs, and spicy pork cubes (drained), and comes together in just 10 minutes! It’s packed with flavor and protein, so it’s excellent for both your health and your palate.
#7. Spicy Stir-Fried Spaghetti
Another recipe featuring canned spicy pork cubes, this one combines the best of stir-fried and spaghetti worlds to produce a finger-lickin’ good meal! You’ll be using spaghetti, pork, as well as squid with tomato, ketchup, and salt to create a culinary masterpiece. Served with a garnish of coriander, it’s an absolute feast for the senses!
#8. Cheat Treat Instant Noodles With Canned Pork Leg
Instant noodles are always welcome, but when coupled with canned pork legs, they transform into something enticing! You can also add some leafy veggies to the dish to sneak some quality nutrition into this tasty cheat meal. Safe to say, this customizable recipe will quickly become a family favorite.
#9. Easy Creamy Crock Pot BBQ Pork
This toothsome crock pot dish comes together in a pinch and is a great option for an impromptu dinner party! Prepare it by cooking canned pork with barbecue sauce and blocks of cream cheese and blend everything well. Serve as-is or in buns or wraps for an ultra-satisfying meal!
#10. Peppy Baked Beans
Baked beans are a summer must-have! And this recipe makes them super simple and incredibly tasty. You just have to spread a mixture of canned pork, canned beans, Fancy molasses, white vinegar, dry mustard, and catsup in a casserole dish. Add a halfway-diced onion in the middle, followed by diced bacon all over the top. Baked uncovered in the oven for about 90 minutes, discard the onion, and serve!
#11. Pulled Pork Chili
This warm, comforting dish comes together in just 30 minutes and is super easy to make! It calls for adding canned pulled pork, beans, and diced tomatoes with chilies to sauteed pepper, onions, and garlic to build layers of flavor. Simmer it for about 20-30 minutes, and serve hot! This simple recipe will be a sure-fire hit with everyone who tastes a spoonful!
#12. Quick Hungarian Pork Stew
This recipe will fill your home with wonderful aromas, pulling everyone into the kitchen! Make it with canned pork, sauerkraut, sour cream, chicken bouillon, and spices and herbs. Enjoy it by itself or with some dumplings or egg noodles to wrap up your meal. This recipe also comes with variations, so feel free to customize it to your preferences.
#13. Stewed Pork Cabbage Rice (Rice Cooker)
This one-pot meal will be your knight in shining armor on days when you don’t have the energy to prepare a fancy meal but just want something hearty. It calls for cooking pork and rice with cabbage, mushrooms, sauces, and a few other herbs and spices. Garnish it with coriander and red chili to serve. It also comes with instructions for a vegetarian version of the same meal!