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Tailgate with Pork
Updated: Friday, May 10 2013, 09:23 AM CDT
Park the truck and
let the tailgate down. It is football season and time to cheer for your
favorite team. Whether you are grilling on your backyard patio or at the
stadium parking lot, tailgating brings big appetites. Grilled pork is
an easy way to satisfy a crowd of hungry fans.
Make your very lean pork juicer and more flavorful.
The new cooking guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture help
make pork a winner at your next tailgate. The recommended safe end-point
for cooking pork is now 145°F. Until recently it was 160°F. Today’s
pork is extremely lean, and is very easy to overcook making it dry and
less flavorful. Cooking to just 145 results in a juicier, more flavorful
Meat thermometer - a must-have for every tailgate.
The only way to make sure you are cooking foods to their proper
temperatures is by using a meat thermometer. An instant-read thermometer
is a low-cost, must-have for every kitchen and tailgate. Simply insert
the thermometer into the thickest part of the meat (without touching any
bone), the temperature should register within a few seconds.