Impress the family tonight with Guy’s Latin-inspired pork chops with a spicy rub and citrus marinade. While the total time of this recipe says it takes “1 hour 45 minutes” to make, don’t fret. The pork chops will marinate in the refrigerator for an hour, leaving you time to help the kids with their homework or to make a refreshing side salad like this Avocado Salad With Tomatoes, Lime, and Toasted Cumin Vinaigrette.
Get the recipe: Guy’s Cuban Pork Chops With Mojo
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So good it doesn’t even need a bun, making Alton’s sweet and spicy pulled pork is easier than you think. Juicy and flavorful, the pork soaks overnight in a molasses-spiked brine and is smoked with a cumin, fennel, coriander and chili dry rub for 12 hours. Need help? Watch Alton make this recipe.
Get the recipe: Alton’s Pulled Pork
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According to MSNBC and the AP: “The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service will announce today that it has lowered its temperature recommendation for cooking pork to 145 degrees. That’s a change from the agency’s longstanding guideline and means pork will be held to the same standard as beef, veal and lamb.”
Previously, the USDA recommended pork be cooked until an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit had been reached.
“With its lower temperature recommendation, the USDA also called for letting the pork rest for 3 minutes after removing it from the grill or oven. The meat’s temperature will remain constant or rise during that period, killing any pathogens,” says the AP.
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Try these 5 new pork recipes tonight or make the dish pictured above: Guy’s Cuban Pork Chops With Mojo.