12 Canned Pork Recipes For Beginners

Do you have canned pork in your pantry but don't know what to do with it? Canned pork is one of the versatile food options with a long shelf life and many different nutrients.

This meat is often preserved using simple spices to make the best-cooked pork. Moreover, meat is a great source of protein and can be used in many recipes.

However, if you haven't used canned pork before, you might get confused using it to create a quick meal. Therefore, we are here to help.

Canned Pork Sandwich

Dig in to explore the 12 best recipes that use this meat for an ultimate lunch or dinner treat. Try any of these and thank us later.

Recipes With Canned Pork

1. BBQ Pulled Pork Sweet Potato Mash

This is one of the tastiest and quickest dishes you can make with canned pork. The ingredients required are canned pork, onions, sweet potatoes, olive oil, and the BBQ sauce of your choice.

All the instructions are pretty straightforward and hence, easy to follow. You can serve this dish with grilled vegetables or onion rings.

If you don't fancy a BBQ sauce, we recommend using honey mustard instead. Serve the dish while it's hot, and enjoy it with your favorite chilled drink.

2. Cuban Pork Sandwich

Do you fancy a quick sandwich before a workout? This Cuban pork sandwich is delicious, healthy, and pretty quick to make.

While you can play around with different sauces to make this sandwich according to your taste, some ingredients such as mayonnaise, mustard, pork, cheese, and pickles are a must for an authentic flavor.

Make sure that you invest in fresh buns so the sandwich is soft and crunchy. Then, you can either enjoy it with a nice sauce or a plate of healthy salad.

3. Crispy Pork and Rice

Indulge in a bowl of delicious rice and crispy pork using the tagged recipe. The good thing is that you don't require many ingredients to ace the recipe.  Besides, the instructions given are pretty simple.

As per the recipe card, you can also make a delicious pear sauce to elevate the overall flavors. However, that is optional, as this rice tastes great on its own.

Garnish your dish with fresh cilantro and serve it while it's hot. You can also make the same recipe with canned chicken if you prefer it over pork.

4. Pork and Pinto Bean Soup

There is nothing more heartwarming and delicious than soup in winter. This pork and pinto bean soup is a great pick if you are fond of the combination of meat and beans.

One of the best things about this dish is that it gets ready pretty quickly. Thanks to the canned pork readily available in the market, you simply have to add other simple ingredients to the meat and some required seasoning to serve this soup on your next dinner.

Although this dish tastes great on its own, you can still serve it with bread or rice for a fulfilling treat.

5. Spicy Pulled Pork Sandwich

A quick spicy pork sandwich is always a good idea on a movie night. One of the best things about this treat is that it doesn't use many ingredients to make. In fact, you might find most of the things already available in your pantry.

While making this sandwich, take care of two important things for the best results. First, ensure to toast your sandwich properly and serve it warm. Secondly, use high-quality bread so that your sandwich turns out fresh and delicious.

6. Spicy Chili Pork and Beans

This recipe is a perfect treat for people who like spicy food. If you are one of them, spicy chili pork and beans can become an important part of your daily menu.

So, what is so special about it? This recipe doesn't contain only pork and beans. There are lots of spices, jalapenos, and bacon as well to elevate your overall food experience. In addition, all the ingredients are affordable, meaning you don't have to spend a lot to experience a nice kick.

If you want this dish to turn out great, make sure that you purchase the best jalapenos from the market. Besides, invest a good time in your spices and experience the perfect chili flavor with every bite.

7. Peppy Baked Beans

If you want to feed a crowd and also please them with your food, try making these baked beans for your next lunch or dinner. Unlike other food options, you can make a huge batch of these beans and serve everyone easily.

So, what goes in this dish? This recipe utilizes your canned pork to the fullest. Besides, there is bacon and onions as well, with all the spices mentioned in the recipe card.

Your guests will love this dish on its own. However, if you plan to serve nothing else but this dish only, try baking some bread as well.

8. Spicy Stir-fried Spaghetti

It is always a great idea to make spaghetti for dinner, especially if you can only make one dish to please people of all generations. Use your canned pork to make this recipe. This dish might be a little spicy for kids, so make sure to make a separate batch for them with only salt and pepper.

To elevate the flavors and texture of this dish, ensure to prepare a nice tomato sauce with perfect consistency. Garnish your plate with some cilantro and serve with your favorite drink.

9. Stewed Pork Cabbage Rice

This is one of the best one-pot meals to make to save time in the kitchen. We also love how easy this recipe is and it usually always turns out great. If you have just started cooking, you can always make this dish and impress your family.

You can adjust the ingredients per your choice, but we recommend following the recipe to avoid disasters.

If you want to make a vegetarian version of this dish, we recommend replacing pork with tofu and using vegetarian stock instead.

10. Instant Noodles With Canned Pork Leg

Are you feeling hungry and don't have the patience to create an extravagant dish in the kitchen? If yes, try this instant noodles recipe and thank us later.

The good thing is that you may not require many ingredients to ace the dish. A packet of noodles, canned pork leg, rice vermicelli, oil onion, and Chye sim are required to make your stomach feel full and satisfied.

You can also add a ready-made sauce to the mix and serve yourself a bowl of goodness.

11. Green Beans With Canned Pork

This is a healthy dish that works as a quick snack as well. For this recipe, make sure that you have canned pork in the shape of cubes. Stir-fry a cup of green beans with your pork using a few drops of olive oil.

Also, add minced garlic to the mix for a nice aroma and nutty flavor. While the recipe doesn't mention any seasoning, you can always add salt and black pepper to your green beans and pork.

This dish has its own distinct flavor. However, we don't mind if you enjoy it with some white rice or bread.

12. Pork Casserole

This traditional recipe is a favorite of many. Pork casserole is one of the quickest dishes to make with canned meat. Moreover, all the ingredients can be adjusted according to your preferred taste and consistency.

To make that dish, all you require are some mushrooms, potatoes, canned pork, and a few green beans. You can get a can of cream of mushroom to prepare the white sauce for the casserole. Even green beans are readily available in a can.

Whether you are a college student or a busy individual, this dish will take all your worries away by taking very few minutes to get ready. Enjoy the casserole with a glass of wine and feel relaxed.

Creamy Crock Pot BBQ Pork

This dish is extremely fulfilling and delicious. Make sure that you use high-quality canned pork and buns to enjoy a great taste.
4.83 from 17 votes
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Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ pork, Canned pork
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Author: Corrie


  • 28 oz canned pork
  • 14 oz BBQ sauce or marinara sauce
  • 8 oz Cream cheese
  • bun or wrap


  • Place pork at the crock pot's bottom.
  • Top the canned pork with cream cheese and BBQ and mix.
  • Stir the sauce and pour it on top of the chicken.
  • Cook the pork for 1 hour on high heat and stir occasionally.
  • Serve the cooked meat in a bun or wrap.


Calories: 591kcal
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3 thoughts on “12 Canned Pork Recipes For Beginners

  1. 5 stars
    Sounded good and easy until I got to Instructions Step 3. Where did the chicken come from? I was looking to make pork "Sloppy Joes". Thanks

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