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The Instacart guide to pork center steaks


About pork center steaks

Versatile, tasty, and nutritious pork center steaks are a good choice when you're looking for a red meat substitute. Pork center steaks are affordable and a great way to feed your family while on a budget.

Pork center steaks come from the shoulder area of the pig, while pork chops come from the rib and loin area. Pork center steaks are often called pork blade steaks because a piece of the shoulder blade is left with the meat. Pork center steaks have more dark meat, fat, and connective tissue than pork chops, and the extra fat helps to give pork center steaks their delicious flavor. Pork center steaks have a sweet flavor, and when cooked properly, are quite tender.

Pork center steaks come from the same primal cut of meat used for pulled pork. Pigs walk around and use their shoulder muscles to move. The more an animal uses its muscles, the tougher the meat becomes. Because pork center steaks come from the pig's shoulder, the meat is often on the tough side and lends itself well to slow cooking.

When picking out a pork center steak, look for ones that have pinkish-red flesh and a bit of marbling of fat interlaced in the meat. The more fat, the higher the calories, but this fat helps to add more flavor and juiciness to the meat.

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FAQs About Pork Center Steaks

Pork center steaks are quite nutritious and lower in fat than beef. A 3-ounce serving of pork center steak has 225 calories and 21 grams of protein. The total fat for the 3-ounce piece of pork is 16.2 grams, with 4 grams of saturated fat. Pork center steaks also have essential minerals such as iron, zinc, magnesium, niacin, and selenium. Other minerals include potassium, riboflavin, and thiamin. Pork center steaks also have significant amounts of vitamins B6 and B12.

Once you receive your pork center steaks, place them in a sealed plastic bag and store them in the meat drawer of your refrigerator. They can last from three to five days before you need to cook them. Once the meat has been cooked, whether you've grilled the steaks, simmered them in barbecue sauce, or slow-roasted them, the cooked pork center steaks can last for two to three days in an airtight container.

It's easy to freeze pork center steaks. Place them in a freezer storage bag or container and mark the date on the outside. Make sure to use the frozen pork center steaks within six months.
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