- Two hand-cut pieces, frozen
- 100% Iberico pork
- Texas ranch pasture raised
- Fed on acorns and mesquite beans
- No antibiotics, Animal Welfare Approved
- Size - Approximately 3 lbs/48 oz
This delicious pork belly comes from 100% pure-bred Iberico pigs, pasture-raised on the Trail’s End Ranch in Texas. These noble animals forage the countryside together, feasting on acorns, mesquite beans and sweet prickly pear fruit. This amazing diet and an active lifestyle add a rich, full flavor to the pork belly.
This fresh pork belly will arrive frozen. It is best cooked slowly at a low temperature, by braising or sous vide until it is meltingly delicious. Right before serving, sear at high heat to create a crisp browned exterior, and drizzle with a maple glaze.
All the Texas Iberico® pigs live their entire lives outside on one ranch, wandering the pasture together with over an acre of rangeland per animal. They are never fed antibiotics and are Animal Welfare Approved.
These special animals live on Trail’s End Ranch owned by Ashly Martin, a third-generation rancher in Comfort, Texas. The Texas Hill Country ranch is studded with live oak and mesquite trees, as well as prickly pear cactus. The animals forage together, feasting on acorns, grass, herbs, sweet mesquite beans and juicy prickly pear fruit. This uniquely Texan diet adds intense flavor to the pork, and the plentiful exercise marbles the meat with tasty fat.
A few years ago, a herd of purebred Iberico pigs from Spain was flown to America– who says pigs can’t fly! The animals were released on the 1,500 acre ranch and thrived in the hill country of Texas, a similar environment to the 'dehesa' rangeland of western Spain. Texas live oaks provide plentiful sweet acorns for the Iberico pigs to feast on, and they love sweet mesquite beans and prickly pear fruit. These fruits and nuts are packed with beneficial nutrients and antioxidants and add a special Texan flavor to the pork.
The USDA recommends cooking all whole cuts of meat (including pork) to 145° F as measured with a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the meat.
Texas Iberico® Pork.
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