cooking tips

How to Roast Pork to Perfection

A perfectly roast pork, crunchy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside makes an incredible dish. But, how can you achieve this kitchen miracle? All it takes are a few special steps and some patience, and you’ll be ready to enjoy a delicious pork roast to perfection. Ready to get started?

The Only Menu You’ll Need This Christmas

Clearly, we welcome pork at any meal, and during every course. Why should Christmas be any different? A holiday dinner is your chance to shine as a home cook and pull out all the tricks! If you’re hungry for the holidays and looking to cook up a masterpiece, read on. This festive three-course meal featuring pork brings out the joy of holiday cooking and is sure to wow your friends and family.

3 Bacon Cookie Recipes You Need to Try

Bacon and cookies are a match made in heaven. If you’re dubious about the idea, think about what happens when maple syrup dribbles off of a pancake or waffle and onto your bacon. Sweet and salty with a bit of crunch, and if you’re like us, this description probably has your mouth watering and mind scheming about how you’re going to get that fix. Delicious! Cookies and bacon have a similar effect. Here are three to try.

Try this Three-Course Meal Featuring Pork in Each Dish

At Spragg’s Meat Shop, we love pork. We love everything about it. Today, we’re going to share a recipe for a delicious three-course meal featuring some of the most popular pork products: ham, pork loin, and bacon. Yum!

Pork for a Feast: Recipes That Must Have a Place on Your Thanksgiving Table

Although turkey usually steals the spotlight on Thanksgiving, there are many delicious side dishes and appetizers including pork products that will make your dinner feel like a true feast. Some even go all out and enjoy a pork roast for Thanksgiving as an alternative to the traditional bird. We love pork on Thanksgiving. Try one of these delicious recipes for a truly spectacular feast.

How to Ensure Your Thanksgiving Dinner Goes Off Without a Hitch

Thanksgiving is coming up soon, so it’s time to start making plans. If you’re hosting this important holiday meal, you may feel overwhelmed with the task. After all, this holiday is all about the food, even more so than other holidays. But, with some planning and consideration, you can pull off your Thanksgiving dinner without a hitch. Here are our best tips.

Why Making Time for a Hot Breakfast Is Well Worth It

Do you find yourself and your family rushing through breakfast, barely gulping down a bowlful of cold cereal? While this may be the trend as most hurry off to attend to the many tasks of the day, making the time for a hot breakfast may be the best change to your schedule you’ve ever made.

How to Make Fool Proof Fall-Off-the-Bone Ribs

Ribs are a delicacy that most people relish taking a bite of whenever available. However, it is interesting that we never actually prepare them that often owing to the misconception that ribs are difficult to prepare. Surprisingly, preparing delicious fall-off-the-bone ribs doesn’t require a lot of effort! All you need is a hot oven and the patience to wait the time it takes to get excellent results. This simple recipe is favourable for anyone. With that said, let’s get started.

10 Unexpected Uses For Bacon Grease

Bacon obviously makes everything better, but what about the grease? Before you ditch the drippings, try one of these unexpected uses for bacon fat. You can thank us later!

  1. Bacon flavoured crackers: Melt enough bacon fat to coat the bottom of a skillet and heat until hot. Lightly dust a flour tortilla with smoked paprika and cook until puffed, crisp, and golden. Immediately season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Best fried rice: Swap your oil with bacon grease and cook all your ingredients as usual!
  3. Fried bread: Slather both sides of a thick slice of bread with bacon fat, then cook in a skillet until golden on both sides. Enjoy the world’s greatest grille cheese.
  4. Fried potatoes slabs: Melt a few spoonfuls of bacon fat in a large skillet. Arrange slabs of potatoes about 1/3-inch-thick in a single layer, add a cupful of water, cover and cook until the water is cooked off and the potatoes are sizzling and golden brown; turn and cook until browned on the other
  5. Add into soups
  6. Sautéed cabbage: Melt a few spoonfuls of bacon fat in a hot skillet, add a chopped onion and cook until softened, then add a cored and shredded 1/2 head of cabbage and cook until wilted and soft. Season generously with freshly black p If you have the time, cook the bacon first and proceed with the rendered fat; then top the finished dish with crumbled bacon.
  7. Use instead of oil when popping popcorn over the stove
  8. Mix with cream cheese over skillet to make a cream sauce for veggies or pasta
  9. Replace up to half the oil/butter in cookie recipe
  10. Cook breakfast foods – pancakes, French toast, waffles, etc.

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About Spragg’s Meat Shop

Spragg’s Meat Shop is a family owned and operated business located in Rosemary, Alberta. Greg and Bonnie Spragg raise hogs, process, and market their pork products direct to Albertan consumers. Spragg’s works hard to produce the best pork for Albertans, from the day the pigs are born, to the day the pork chops are cut, bacon is smoked and the roast is marinated. The Spragg family hopes that you get as much enjoyment eating their pork as they do getting it to your table.