Why isn't ground pork more of a thing?

Why isn't ground pork more of a thing?

And not like sausages, mixed into meatballs or meatloafs--just like ground pork patties, or crumbled up in a dish. I've not bothered but I'm pretty sure ground chicken and ground turkey have a higher market share. I know those get batted around as "healthier" than ground beef, but isn't pork pretty much in that same ballpark?

>also note: "more of a thing" recognizes that it gets some use, not no use. Also recognize it is probably a thing in other culture's cuisines, not so much the US though.

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  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    this homie really put a disclaimer in his Culinaly post

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I just didn't want to see 543893458 posts that were like "In Viet-Quebecoise-Inuit cuisine literally all we eat is ground pork. We even drink it. In fact we build our houses out of it. There is nothing but ground pork"

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        To be fair, that is pretty accurate of my culture lmao

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        The Injuns used every part of the ground pig

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      see? This is the kind of moron I was trying to avoid:

      Wtf are you talking about? I'm about to use some ground pork right now for the spaghetti I'm making. People here use it all the time. Patties of it are referred to as breakfast sausage.

      Also, breakfast sausage is not plain old ground pork. There's a big hint in the name.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        pork sausage is ground pork and seasonings, how is that different to making a patty out of ground beef and seasonings

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          It's cool you think all burgers are sausages. Since you clearly have nothing of value to add to the conversation, please head elsewhere. Trolling is against the rules outside of /b/.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            gr8 b8 m8

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              I don't know what you're talking about. I'm not the one acting as though breakfast sausage and ground pork are the same products, which by extension would mean that ground beef must be a sausage as well.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                well anon, sometimes you really have to think outside the box here
                go to your nearest grocery store, buy pork, grind it up and report back to us

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Wtf are you talking about? I'm about to use some ground pork right now for the spaghetti I'm making. People here use it all the time. Patties of it are referred to as breakfast sausage.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >US culture cuisine
    no such thing, its the amalgamation of the most hip standards, if the europeans were to stop eating casu marzu or drinking milk, there sure would be a new movement in the US calling for their consumption and the population would suck it up

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >why isn't ground pork "a thing", except for all these cases where ground pork is actually already totally "a thing"
    Admit it, you were just looking for an excuse to post that epic funny Facebook meme pic.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      nah, but it was the image that popped in my head immediately to use for the thread. It's a legitimate question. I don't get why there isn't at least a subculture that has ran with it.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Like hell, I'm pretty sure that spam has a higher market share than ground pork. Why?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          spam is tasty, and in my c**t, actual meat

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw the pork threads just keep coming

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      why are you counting pork threads

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      You got me. I work for the Pork Advisory Board. I'm shilling. What can I do to inspire you to use more pig in your life?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      what are you, israeli or Islamic?

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Why isn't ground pork more of a thing?
    >Except for all the dishes where it is thing, those don't count.
    ???
    are you just asking why it isn't used exactly the same as ground beef? idk, for the same reason beef sausages aren't as common as pork, just different flavour profiles and culinary traditions. ground pork burgers ARE a thing, if you google it you will get tons of recipes. it's just not common because in most people's heads burgers=beef and they're expecting a beefy taste. same way for most people sausage=pork, even though beef sausages do exist. tradition and familiarity is probably 90% of it.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I'm aware that there's a ton of recipes for it. That doesn't mean it's commonly consumed. It's the common consumption part that I'm asking people to weigh in on. Take for instance that I've not given it a ton of thought, but the closest thing that I can think of to a fast food place centering what may kind of be considered a ground pork product (at least in the same vein that one can consider burgers necessarily "ground beef") would be McDonald's McRib. It's as strained a thing to consider chicken nuggets/the sandwhiches that are nothing but big nuggets ground chicken, but essentially every single fast food place has that. Ground turkey is the main go to for replacing ground beef. How did ground pork miss that boat? It even is getting squeezed out of it's place as "breakfast sausage" because of ground chicken making headway. I know you know what I'm talking about. It's simply not common here and I'm curious if anyone has any thoughts as to why outside of the "tradition and familiarity" which is just a vague nonanswer.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Ground turkey is the main go to for replacing ground beef. How did ground pork miss that boat?
        thats exclusively by women who think turkey is healthier for some reason, they also view pork as unhealthy

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I'm honestly surprised I saw women blamed before israelites in this thread.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            well the women did it because the israelites told them to obviously

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        like I said, 90% of it is likely just familiarity. human beings are creatures of habit. hamburgers ARE beef, that's just the established reality. you would probably have to go back to the first restaurants that popularized hamburgers in the public consciousness and ask why they used beef. the answer is probably it was easier/cheaper for them to source. then it snowballed. idk man, I think you're overthinking this.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        also ground pork didn't "miss the boat" it just has a different niche. in sausages, meatballs, pasta sauces. you may as well ask, why is pork the common sausage ingredient instead of beef or chicken? because it is. I would bet you that the areas which started making sausages had more access to pork, and again, sausages being pork just entered the public consciousness.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        another thing, when it comes to pork vs chicken/turkey as a beef substitute. it's easier to market white meats as a healthier alternative to beef than another red meat.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Friendo, pork is a white meat.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Go to Rager's in Van Wert, OH. You're welcome.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I buy pork butt and grind it myself, then freeze it in 1/2lb bags. By itself it's kind of bland honestly. I make sausage with it: breakfast, Italian, chorizo, British style (bangers?). Butt is $1.49-$1.99 per pound on sale, and chuck is at least $5, so I eat a lot of pork instead.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Do you tube your sausage or do you leave it ground like this pic?

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Koreans use ground pork all the time. What do you mean?

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Why isn't ground pork more of a thing?
    I'd argue ground chicken is equally as uncommon; That the overall disparity is merely because burgers, meatloaf, ground beef stews, etc. are as popular as they are.
    Pork is regularly found in forms that are more conductive to their more popular usages. That's why you have all those whole shoulders/butts, sausages, breakfast patties & links, bacon strips, etc..

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Mostly cultural reasons OP, plus people have a fear of parasites. It's sort of like salmonella though where the rates of it are actually about as low as any other country, but the scare campaigns here really wormed their way into the brains of your average soccer mom. So, Pork, Eggs, MSG... virtually everything good in life, it all has to be overcooked into a dry puck before being served and god help you if you season it. This creates a feedback loop, as the average person for decades would say "not only is it riskier, but it tastes like shit! I'm sticking to beef."

    Things are changing though. I can finally ask for a medium or medium well pork chop at most restaurants without getting weird looks, and pork shoulders are finding their way into lots of peoples' kitchens. Though, I suspect that has more to do with the influx of mexicans into the country, since pork is a lot more common down there and Americans are switching to cheaper proteins.

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