Canned pork can be a lifesaver when it comes to quick and easy meal prep. Whether you’re short on time or simply looking for a convenient way to add protein to your meals, it is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a wide range of recipes. From classic favorites like sloppy joes and pork and bean chili to more exotic dishes like burritos and pork and rice, canned pork is a staple ingredient in many households. In this post, we’ll be sharing 17 delicious canned pork recipes that are sure to satisfy your cravings and save you time in the kitchen. 

We’ll start with some classic recipes like BBQ pulled pork sandwiches and pork and bean soup, then move on to some more creative options like Korean-style pork tacos and pork and pineapple fried rice. Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or a beginner in the kitchen, these canned pork recipes are easy to make and packed with flavor. So, grab a can of pork, fire up the stove, and get ready to enjoy some delicious and satisfying meals that will keep you full and happy all week long!

1. Peppy Baked Beans

If you’re looking for a tasty, hassle-free side dish for your next Summer BBQ, these Peppy Baked Beans are sure to impress! Made with canned pork and beans, the recipe includes a few simple ingredients like onions and bacon to enhance the flavors. After mixing everything together, the dish only takes 90 minutes in the oven to cook to perfection. With minimal prep time and maximum flavor, these baked beans are a must-try for any barbecue lover. So add this one to your favorite list of canned pork recipes!

2. Canned BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This recipe is a budget-friendly option that utilizes canned pork for convenience. It’s perfect for those who want a quick and easy meal without the hassle of measuring out ingredients. These BBQ pulled pork sandwiches are a great go-to option for a tasty lunch or dinner. Simply grab a can of pork, mix it with your favorite BBQ sauce, and enjoy a delicious sandwich without breaking the bank.

3. BBQ Pulled Pork Sweet Potato Hash

This BBQ Pulled Pork Sweet Potato Hash recipe is a delicious and healthy way to enjoy a classic BBQ flavor with a twist. Using just a few simple ingredients, this recipe is quick and easy to prepare. Begin by sautéing onions and diced sweet potatoes in olive oil until they’re cooked through and slightly crispy. Then, add in the canned pork and your favorite BBQ sauce and let the flavors meld together. This hearty and flavorful canned pork recipe is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and is sure to become a family favorite in no time.

4. Cheat Treat Instant Noodles With Canned Pork Leg

This recipe for Cheat Treat Instant Noodles with Canned Pork Leg is a quick and easy way to satisfy your cravings for a delicious meal. With Koka plain instant noodles and rice vermicelli as the base, this dish is comes together once you add the pork. Finely chopped onion and chye sim (also known as Chinese flowering cabbage) add flavor and texture, while a tablespoon of oil ensures a silky smooth finish. This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or when you’re short on time, but still want a hearty and satisfying meal that won’t disappoint.

5. Easy Green Bean with Canned Pork (Ma Ling) Stir Fry

This Easy Green Bean with Canned Pork (Ma Ling) Stir Fry recipe is a quick and simple way to add some flavor and nutrition to your meal. Made with just a handful of ingredients, it only takes 10 minutes to whip up. The green beans are chopped diagonally for a fun and visually appealing shape, while the pork adds a savory and salty flavor. The dish is rounded out with minced garlic and a drizzle of olive oil for a touch of richness – perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.

6. Pork Casserole

This is a quick and easy recipe that uses canned ingredients to create a comforting, filling meal. The dish has canned pork, potatoes, cream of mushroom soup, and green beans combined in a skillet with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. The result is a hearty casserole that is perfect for a weeknight dinner or a cozy weekend meal. The pork and potatoes provide a satisfying base, while the cream of mushroom adds richness and the green beans offer a pop of freshness.  Perfect for those who want a tasty, fuss-free meal in no time.

7. Pork Burrito With Canned Meats

This recipe is a quick and easy option for a satisfying meal. It starts with low-sodium canned pork which is mixed with onions, garlic, corn, spices, and cheese to create a flavorful filling. The mixture is then wrapped in a whole-grain tortilla and steamed until warm and ready to serve. With a cooking time of just 10-15 minutes, this recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights when you need a simple yet delicious meal. Plus, it’s a great way to use up any leftover canned meat you might have in your pantry.

8. Canned Pork Taco

This recipe is a quick and easy way to satisfy your craving for a delicious taco. With the use of canned meat, you can cut down your prep time significantly. Simply open the can, warm up the meat, and assemble your taco with lettuce, tomato, and cheese. The juicy and flavorful pork combined with the fresh toppings creates a colorful and mouth-watering dish that is sure to please your taste buds. 

9. Crispy Pork & Rice

Thisis a delicious and easy-to-make meal that can feed up to five people. Made with canned cooked pork or chicken that is sautéed with chili powder, smoked paprika, and a touch of salt and pepper until it turns crispy. The rice is cooked with garlic, onions, and oregano, then mixed with corn and peas for added texture and flavor. The dish is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a weekend lunch, and it can be customized to fit your taste preferences. It’s a satisfying and comforting meal that’s sure to become a family favorite.

10. Canned Stewed Pork with Potato

In this recipe, Yen Can Cook uses canned stewed pork and potatoes as the main ingredients to create a delicious and comforting dish. The pork is already cooked and seasoned in a rich and savory sauce, so all you need to do is simply combine it with potatoes and let it simmer for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together. The result is a hearty and satisfying dish that is perfect for a quick and easy meal. Whether you’re a busy student, a working professional, or just looking for a hassle-free dinner option, this recipe is definitely worth trying out.

11. Fried Beehoon With Canned Pork 罐头猪肉炒米粉

Fried beehoon with canned pork is a simple and flavorful Asian dish that can be made quickly and easily. This recipe combines soft and delicate rice vermicelli with tender canned pork, crunchy cabbage, and julienned carrots. The dish is spiced with a hint of garlic and seasoned with a pinch of salt, giving it a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors. To prepare, the beehoon and canned pork are stir-fried with vegetable oil and garnished with fresh herbs or chopped scallions. This dish is perfect for a quick and satisfying meal, whether for lunch or dinner, that is sure to please everyone’s taste buds.

12. BBQ Pork Loaded Sweet Potato

This recipe is a perfect way to make a quick, hearty, and delicious meal. The dish features baked sweet potatoes topped with tangy BBQ shredded pork, cheddar cheese, crispy onion strings, and fresh cilantro for a burst of flavor. The recipe is easy to make with only five main ingredients, including a can of recipe-ready Keystone Pork that adds a savory and tender texture to the dish. This recipe is a great option for a weeknight dinner or a lazy weekend lunch that will leave you feeling full and satisfied.

13. Easy Creamy Crock Pot BBQ Pork

This recipe for Easy Creamy Crock Pot BBQ Pork is perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekends when you want something delicious with minimal effort. Using just a few simple ingredients like canned pork, BBQ sauce, and cream cheese, you can create a savory, tangy, and creamy dish that will satisfy your cravings. Simply shred the canned pork with two forks and mix it with the BBQ sauce and cream cheese cubes in a Crock Pot. Let it cook on low for 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon or spatula. Serve the BBQ pork on a bun or wrap for a tasty and effortless meal. 

14. Stewed Pork Cabbage Rice 

This recipe for stewed pork cabbage with rice is a simple and satisfying meal that can be made using canned pork. The dish features tender pieces of pork that are cooked in a flavorful broth with aromatic herbs and spices. The addition of cabbage adds a healthy dose of vitamins and fiber, while the rice serves as a comforting base for the stew. This recipe is perfect for a quick and easy dinner that is both filling and delicious. It’s also a great way to use up canned pork and other pantry staples.

15. Spicy Chili Pork and Beans with Bacon and Jalapeno

This recipe is a fast and budget-friendly option that combines canned pork and beans, bacon, jalapeño, and spices for a flavorful and fiery dish. With its simple preparation, it’s a great go-to for busy nights or when you’re in need of a quick, hearty meal. The combination of savory bacon and zesty jalapeno adds a delicious depth of flavor to the chili, while the spices provide a kick of heat that’s sure to please. Perfect for those looking to spice up their dinner routine without breaking the bank.

16. Authentic Cuban Pork Sandwich

For an authentic Cuban sandwich, the key is using tender pork, and Keystone Pork is the secret ingredient. To make this classic sandwich, spread a mixture of mayonnaise, mustard, and cayenne pepper on four hoagie buns. Layer on Swiss cheese, thin slices of smoked fully-cooked ham, and thinly sliced dill pickles. Top with the tender Keystone Pork and cook with butter until the cheese is melted and the bread is crispy. Indulge in the delicious and authentic Cuban sandwich in no time!

17. Pork and Pinto Bean Soup (Lakeside Foods Canned Pork with Juices Recipe)

This hearty soup recipe, featuring Lakeside Foods Canned Pork with Juices, can be prepared and cooked in just 35 minutes. The flavorful soup combines canned pork with chicken broth, garlic, pinto beans, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, and salt. Carrots and potato are added and cooked until tender. Finally, celery, diced tomatoes, and optional peas or green beans come in to add a pop of freshness. This healthy recipe is quick, easy and loaded with protein and fiber.

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17 Hassle-Free Canned Pork Recipes

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These easy-breezy canned pork recipes will have you excited to use the convenient pantry staple for tacos, casseroles, and sandwiches!
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