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I bought a pre-marinated vacuum sealed package of pork?

It was store brand, and it was one of three varieties, pork, chicken, or beef, all labelled suitable for fajitas and stir fry. It was a value pack of 4.45 lbs and cost me $8.81 for the pork. When I opened it it was in much bigger pieces than that, pretty and brownish pink, and very lean meat. No bones. I was able to prepare some and freeze two more meal sized portions of it. The tacos I made with the first round of the meat were very tasty, kind of like a spicy pork chop.

Anyway, I through the package away, and don’t want to dig it back out, so does anyone venture to guess what cut of meat I was dealing with here? I know it isn’t the oddest of the odds and ends, such as pre-hotdog stage, it was better quality than that. And I wonder if it is a particularly good bargain at $1.98 a pound for whatever this was?

Not much to go on to be sure, I appreciate all reasonable guesses.

Also if anyone has any recipe ideas for these meats?

The meat your are asking about is pork tenderloin and that’s about the average price. It is the same cut of meat you get your pork chops from.

2 thoughts on “I bought a pre-marinated vacuum sealed package of pork?

  1. LIFE LONG STEELERS FAN says:

    The meat your are asking about is pork tenderloin and that’s about the average price. It is the same cut of meat you get your pork chops from.
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  2. Cathy says:

    I would use the Pork "Country Spareribs" for Fajitas myself. Doesn’t matter – bone in / boneless – but if you get the bone ones – cut the bone off. The reason I’m saying either one is – I hit sales all the time on those country ribs. I usually can get them for about $1 – $1.25/lb. Now, when I tell Country Spareribs, you might not be familiar with that cut but we’re not talking the baby back ribs, we’re talking the meaty, big cut of pork.

    To do fajitas with pork country spare ribs, like I said, cut off the bone, cut long, thin slices of pork and then I just get the package of fajitas seasoning in the rack where they have taco season, etc. And slice up an onion and green/red/yellow peppers – if you like them.

    Another thing you can do with the pork country spare ribs – is carnitas tacos. So, if you have any fajitas meat left over, get a skillet and heat up some oil (whatever you like – olive, canola, salad) and chop up the left over pork into smaller cubes and then fry the pieces up in the skillet till they are bit crispy on the outside. And I put them in warm corn tortillas with some shredded cheese, cilantro, sour cream. I believe carnitas translated means small pieces of fried pork.

    Also, if you make a pork roast, you can use the leftovers to make either their fajitas or the carnitas. The pieces of pork in the vacuum sealed packages could be any cut of pork – butt, shoulder, ribs, chops…but this Country Rib method will give you the same results – plus like I said, I usually hit great sales on it – another cut that would work and is cheap – pork steaks. But, you’re going to have to deal with usually a lot of little bones to cut out.

    Good luck!
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