"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Beef, Pork, Lamb & Venison > Pork
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-14-2008, 08:22 PM   #1
Head Chef
Jeff G.'s Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,352
Pork Loins on sale again..

Anyone near a Krogers grocery store. $1.67lb with a Kroger card..
Can't afford to eat hamburger at those prices.

I think I'm taking a half day off work tommorrow to cook up a recipe brewing in my brain..

Roast pork loin smothered in a chipotle/tomato/roasted red pepper sauce... Hoping for a kind of sweet, tangy coating with a smoky hot bite..but not hot enough to detract from the delicate pork flavor...


Jeff G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2008, 12:01 AM   #2
Head Chef
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 1,129
Send a message via AIM to college_cook
I always want to throw a party when Kroger or Marsh has whole pork loins on sale. Great meat at an even better price. I usually buy 2, freeze one and roast 1 whole right away, and use it over the course of a week or so for sandiwches, or mole, tacos, italian food... really I just substitute that pork for whatever meat I would have used otherwise.

college_cook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2008, 01:01 AM   #3
Hospitality Queen
jkath's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 11,448
oooooooh, I'm jealous - I just bought a 2.3 lb. pork loin today for $15.

Your idea sounds great, Jeff. Will you be adding a bit of liquid smoke to your recipe?
Also, if it turns out well, please post your recipe. Sounds like something I'd love!
Come visit my foodie blog: www.SockmonkeysKitchen.com
This week's topic: Pinterest and Potatoes
jkath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2008, 06:22 AM   #4
Executive Chef
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 3,381
Sounds great, Jeff. Lots of pork on sale here this week also. Whole legs, 87 cents a lb!
Practice safe lunch. Use a condiment.
Loprraine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 02:28 PM   #5
Head Chef
Caine's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,314
Send a message via MSN to Caine
Here's two of my world famous pork recipes.

Chinese Dragon

3 ½ to 5 pound boneless dragon loin (if dragon isn’t available, you can use pork, but your guests will be able to tell the difference)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper

1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 Tbs tomato paste
2 Tbs firmly packed brown sugar
1 Tbs Chili Garlic sauce
1 Tbs grated ginger
1 tsp five-spice powder

1 cup mango, diced
1/2 cup pineapple, diced
2 Tbs rice vinegar
2 tsp lemon juice
1 small red bell pepper, julienned
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1 cup coarsely chopped dry roasted, unsalted peanuts

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce, tomato paste, chili garlic sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, and five-spice in a medium saucepan. Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Remove from heat; allow marinade to cool.
3. Trim excess fat from dragon loin, season with salt and pepper. Then place in a large plastic bag. When marinade has cooled, pour into plastic bag, squeeze out any excess air, and close with a twist tie. Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour (preferably overnight), refrigerated.
4. Place the dragon loin on a rack in a shallow roasting pan and cook for 20 to 30 minutes per pound, or until internal temperature is 160°F. Allow dragon loin to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.
5. Slice and serve dragon loin garnished with mango, pineapple, scallions, bell pepper, and peanuts.


1 5 to 7 pound pork loin or butt

1-teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoons ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
3 tablespoons peanut oil
3 tablespoons soy sauce

Preheat oven to 500F, or as high as your oven goes. Mix all above ingredients and rub into pork. Place pork in a roasting pan on a rack. Roast pork in 500F oven for 30 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350F and continue to cook for approximately 45 minutes per pound, but use a meat thermometer. The roast is done when the internal temperature reaches 145F. Allow the roast to rest, covered with aluminum foil, while you make the lechon sauce below. You can use the lechon sauce as a dipping sauce, or as gravy, depending on your taste.

Lechon Sauce


· one 4-ounce can liver pate
· 1/3 cup vinegar
· 1 cup water
· 1/3 cup sugar
· 1/3 cup bread crumbs
· 1 teaspoon salt
· 1/3 teaspoon black pepper
· 2 tablespoons cooking oil
· 1 tablespoon minced garlic
· 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion


Mix liver pate, vinegar, water, sugar, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. In a small saucepan, heat oil and sauté onion until transparent. Add garlic and cook until browned. Add liver mixture. Bring to a boil and simmer until sauce thickens to taste.
Caine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2008, 06:16 PM   #6
Senior Cook
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: northern Michigan in the forest, overlooking a waterfall
Posts: 147
pork sale

yes, I bought a pork loin as well as country style spare ribs, both for 99c /lb.
Today we used the last of the homemade sauerkraut with the spareribs. It cooked all day in the crockpot smothered in the stuff, and potatoes on top.

I cut the loin in half and I'm going to brine it and then do a rub and smoke it for 5 or 6 hours, and make pulled pork out of it. I'll put a lot of that away for future jiffy meals. I like to take some of that, and mix it with my spicy freezer slaw and cook it up for a great barbeque sandwich.

btw, what is the deal calling it "pulled" pork. I can't remember anybody calling it that 50 years ago, when we regularly made pork barbeque. Is that just somebody's high falutin' term to sell that treat more expensively or make it sound high class?

xmascarol1 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:32 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.