Classic Meatballs

Less is more with these delicious Classic Meatballs. Cook Pigs Ranch ground pork combined with ground beef make these the most tender, juicy meatballs you will every taste. Plus, they are freezable a quick and easy meal on a busy weeknight. Just pair these classic meatballs with any sauce you want, and you have delicious […]


Krystina Cook – Cook Pigs Ranch

Krystina Cook, the heart and soul of Cook Pigs Ranch, never dreamed that she would become a pig farmer. Growing up in Calabasas, California, on Mulholland Highway, she always had a passion for animals but never imagined that she would make a living raising Heritage breed pigs.  She pursued the college path and received a […]


What Is Lard – Everything You Need To Know!

Lard, or rendered pork fat, is making a comeback. The once vilified cooking oil can be found once again in many restaurants and kitchens across America. If lard is not in your kitchen, here is a list of reasons why it should be. Mix lard with a few drops of essential oil for an all-natural, […]


Easy Oven-Baked Pork Rinds

Pork rinds, which are simply baked or fried pork skin, are popular in all over the world. In the U.S., pork rinds are sometimes called cracklings, which is often pronounced “cracklins.”In Latin America, they are called chicharrones. In Canada, they are known as scrunchions. In Britain, pork rinds are commonly referred to as pork scratchings. Regardless […]


Pork Skin Braciole

Pork skin braciole, or cotenne, is a traditional dish from Southern Italy. The braciole is simply rolled pork skin that is browned and then braised in marinara sauce or pasta sauce of choice for several hours. Other meat, such as pork, beef or sausage, can be added to the sauce to braise with the pork skin […]


Pork Skin Noodles

Pork skin noodles have reached a new found popularity in nose-to-tail restaurants, which are restaurants that have chefs who use the entire pig on their menus. However, pork skin noodles are incredibly easy to make at home in a crockpot with just five ingredients. Pork skin noodles are slightly chewy with an al-dente texture. They are […]


Sam the Cooking Guy

Cook Pigs Ranch recently welcomed Sam, from the television show Sam the Cooking Guy, to our ranch where he toured our land, met our pigs, and left with a selection of our pork to cook with on his show. On the show, Sam described Cook Pigs Ranch pork as “gorgeous” and “really beautiful.” While we […]

grilled pork burgers

Grilled Pork Burgers

Grilled pork burgers are the way to kick up any dinner or BBQ. Next time you are planning on turning on your grill, reach for the ground pork and make these mouthwatering burgers. Grilled Pork Burgers   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 25 mins   Author: Cook Pigs Ranch […]


Fourth Win at Cochon 555

Fourth win at Cochon 555 2015 Win for Cook Pigs Ranch Heritage Breed Pork at the Cochon 555 in Los Angeles Teamed with Cook Pigs’ Large Black pig, Chef Walter Manzke prepares winning dishes at annual culinary competition. Los Angeles, CA – March 31, 2015 —Cook Pigs Ranch, a heritage pig ranch operation based in […]