New Pork Cut Names and a Porktastic Giveaway!

Porktastic Giveaway

LOOK! A Porktastic Giveaway!

Do I have your attention? Good.
Let’s talk about a little Porktastic Information first.

Have you heard about the new names for cuts of Pork?
Are you confused? Maybe a little annoyed?
Well, you shouldn’t be!

The National Pork Board has changed the names of many pork cuts to align with cuts of beef. So really, there is only one set of names to remember. That’s easier isn’t it?

What? You’re one of those people that hates change?

What if Google still called itself Backrub? How would we Google things on the internet? Saying, “Let me Backrub that real quick,” sounds downright silly. Google is way better.

Now that we have that settled, you’re excited about these new pork cut names, aren’t you? Good. Here’s a handy NEW PORK CUT NAMES GUIDE:

New Pork Cut Names
Not only do the new names for cuts of Pork coincide with cuts of beef, according to the National Pork Board, all pork chops can be cooked like your favorite steak. Now, selecting and preparing juicy, tender and flavorful pork is just as easy as selecting your favorite cuts of beef.

New Pork Cut Names
What’s more, there’s help right in the meat case! New labeling will help you determine the name, characteristics and best preparation method for your selected cut of Pork. You could practically pick out Pork blindfolded, right?

Porktastic Giveaway

OK. Back to the Porktastic Giveaway!


One lucky winner will receive the Porktastic Prize Package shown above: A Cuisinart 14-Piece Deluxe Stainless-Steel Grill Set with Aluminum Storage Case, Set of 4 Wusthof Gourmet Steak Knives, TruTemp Instant Read Digital Thermometer, Piggy Tote Bag, Clear Piggy Bank (coins not included), Pork: Be Inspired Apron and a Silicon Basting Brush. (approximate retail value $200)

You must leave a comment ON THIS POST to enter the giveaway. Because we’re talking PORK, tell me: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO ENJOY PORK?

* TWITTER: Tweet, “I entered the @averagebetty @allaboutpork #PORKTASTIC GIVEAWAY and you can too!”
* FACEBOOK: Share the giveaway on Facebook. You must tag Average Betty so we know.

CONTEST ENDS THURSDAY JULY 25, 2013 @ 11:59 PM PT. ONE lucky winner will be chosen at random and notified via email on or around MONDAY JULY 29th. Prize packages shipped to U.S. mailing addresses only. GOOD LUCK!


USDA Pork Pricing Data Chart
Want something even more Porktastic? Pork gives you the best bang for your buck this grilling season! And in honor of great savings and the new Pork naming system, you can play Pork Chop Drop for a chance to win $1,000!

Learn more and play Pork Chop Drop!

Grilled New York Pork Chops with Apple Cranberry Chutney features a variety of recipes to please every palate and pocketbook like my Grilled New York Pork Chops with Apple Cranberry Chutney Recipe.

Pork Be Inspired

With plenty of savory recipes, cooks everywhere can save money with the National Pork Board’s 10 for $10 recipe collection.

The National Pork Board’s 10 for $10 recipe collection of money saving dishes was developed by value-minded, smart shopping bloggers from coast to coast to inspire ideas perfect for any meal time.

Average Betty is proud to be one of the The National Pork Board’s 10 for $10 recipe developers and you can also find this Grilled New York Pork Chops with Apple Cranberry Chutney recipe here.



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47 Responses to “New Pork Cut Names and a Porktastic Giveaway!”

  1. Christopher Sorel
    7/18/2013 at 10:52 am #

    Love me a pork butt I mean Pork shoulder slow smoker over some apple and pecan wood for 12-14 hours. Then chopped with a bit of sauce on it. YUM

  2. John Lemansky
    7/18/2013 at 11:11 am #

    So, what is the beef equivalent of Bacon?

  3. Sherry Compton
    7/18/2013 at 3:05 pm #

    My daughter makes a wonderful barbecue pork using pork loin.

  4. Amanda Emily
    7/18/2013 at 5:03 pm #

    My favorite way to enjoy pork would be in a pulled pork sandwich. Oh and BLT’s of course.

  5. Jan Newitt
    7/18/2013 at 5:36 pm #

    Autumn Apple Chops….. Pork chops cooked in apple cider and onions… Yum!!!!

  6. james young
    7/18/2013 at 7:12 pm #

    I like pork with onions and bbq sauce

  7. Rebecca rolfe
    7/18/2013 at 7:45 pm #

    I love it grilled with baked sweet potateo and green beans

  8. Stephanie Matus
    7/18/2013 at 8:52 pm #

    Love the New York Pork Chop with butter, onion, cajun. MMM delicious

  9. Cheryl
    7/18/2013 at 8:54 pm #

    I absolutely love grilled pork chops.

  10. Amy
    7/18/2013 at 11:57 pm #

    Bbq pulled pork with a side of something just as good

  11. Mike
    7/19/2013 at 2:39 am #

    Skin on pork belly, marinated in mojo criollo, rolled, tied, and cooked on a charcoal rotisserie.

  12. Sue
    7/19/2013 at 5:53 am #

    Hard to pick a favorite, but a pulled pork sandwich ranks right up there at the top!

  13. rachel
    7/19/2013 at 7:19 am #

    BBQ pork is my fave!!!

  14. Wehaf
    7/19/2013 at 7:23 am #

    Well, my mom makes a really tasty pork chops in mushroom sauce dish.

  15. Anne
    7/19/2013 at 9:10 am #

    BBQ pork sandies for sure!

  16. Kelly D
    7/19/2013 at 12:49 pm #

    I like pan fried pork chops.

  17. Kelly D
    7/19/2013 at 12:50 pm #


  18. Tim
    7/19/2013 at 4:54 pm #

    My favorite way to cook pork is in my crock pot — toss in some pork along with sauerkraut and let it cook for 6 – 8 hours….my mouth is watering! ;-)

  19. Rust Hawk
    7/20/2013 at 1:00 pm #

    Pork Loin in a slow cooker …spicy pulled pork!

  20. Rust Hawk
    7/20/2013 at 1:00 pm #

    My FB share –

  21. Rust Hawk
    7/20/2013 at 1:01 pm #


  22. nikki b
    7/20/2013 at 10:07 pm #

    i like my pork hot and spicy! i gotta have that kick!

  23. bruce
    7/21/2013 at 5:29 am #

    Sriracha ribs with pan fried Asian noodles

  24. Sherry Lykins
    7/22/2013 at 8:37 am #

    Pulled pork is my favorite! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  25. Samantha D.
    7/22/2013 at 11:32 am #

    That’s a hard one. love plain ol’ broiled chops, or pulled pork sandwich, or garlic poor boy sandwich yuuummmoo. But some nice bbq pork ribs are a treat once in awhile.

  26. cynthia
    7/22/2013 at 12:08 pm #

    I love pork sirloin chops with bbq sauce on the grill.

  27. Livivua Chandler
    7/22/2013 at 2:03 pm #

    i like using the kraft cheese and breadcrumbs coating on pork chops

  28. Shannon Lovejoy
    7/22/2013 at 2:38 pm #

    My favorite way to eat pork is however my husband cooks it. :)

  29. Michelle McCulloch
    7/23/2013 at 2:06 pm #

    I love taking cuts of pork and grinding it up and making yummy homemade hawiian pork burgers on the grill.

  30. manda
    7/24/2013 at 7:27 am #

    I love pork chops!

  31. manda
    7/24/2013 at 7:29 am #

    I tweeted. @mandaoverturf

  32. Melinda G
    7/24/2013 at 12:29 pm #

    Roasted garlic studded pork loin basted with rosemary thyme butter. So delish.

  33. Matthew Hutchins
    7/24/2013 at 1:05 pm #

    I love to enjoy it during Chicago’s neighborhood rib fest!

  34. Nicole Martin
    7/24/2013 at 4:52 pm #

    Pork tenderloin marinated in olive oil and spices

  35. PAmela Hunt
    7/24/2013 at 7:11 pm #

    I deserve a medal for heroism,I bought “the managers special…I fried them golden and they were great! Money was tight…I like too baste chops in spicy southwestern mustard or BBQ sauce!

  36. Anna H.
    7/24/2013 at 9:38 pm #

    I love grilled pork chops with honey garlic sauce. What an awesome giveaway this is. Thanks for the opportunity! I’m so happy to be a follower of Average Betty. Great blog!

  37. Anna H.
    7/24/2013 at 9:39 pm #

    I also tweeted about the giveaway!

  38. Dorrie Turner
    7/24/2013 at 9:56 pm #

    I love to make pan seared pork chops with roasted red potatoes and green beans.

  39. Dorrie Turner
    7/24/2013 at 9:59 pm #

    I tweeted

  40. Liwei Xu
    7/25/2013 at 11:51 am #

    Looks like fun

  41. Nicole Presley
    7/25/2013 at 12:18 pm #

    I am pork’s biggest fan! I LOVE a big platter of carnitas (which I cook in coca-cola, milk, and chile) or a nice seared pork chop. Pork has always been my meat of choice, and always will be. I especially like the new labeling and names.

  42. Rose Santuci-Sofranko
    7/25/2013 at 6:53 pm #

    We just had pork tonight…baked it, then cut it up, added barbecue sauce and made tortilla wraps with it. Yummy!

  43. Dale Berman
    7/25/2013 at 11:05 pm #

    I enjoy breaded pork chops lightly pan fried in oil like fried chicken then I make an old family recipe sauce with brown sugar, lemons and all things ketchup. I then place the lightly cooked breaded chops in a oven safe glass dish with the sauce smothered all over the chops with sliced lemons, cover with tin foil and then bake at 350 for about 50 minutes. They are yummy

  44. Average Betty
    7/25/2013 at 11:59 pm #


  45. Joe R
    7/26/2013 at 4:09 am #

    I love moo shu pork!!!

  46. Kelly D
    7/31/2013 at 12:24 pm #

    Thank you so much, I was so happy to learn I won this great prize!

  47. Average Betty
    7/31/2013 at 1:39 pm #

    WooHoo! Congratulations, Kelly D!!!

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