There's something about the sizzle of a cast iron skillet that's intoxicating and this pork shoulder and broccoli is delish!
Not only do cast iron skillets give a more robust flavor to hearty dinners, but the versatility they afford is pretty cool.
Can I freeze pork?
Absolutely. If you find a great deal on pork shoulder steaks, freeze away!
Do I trim pork shoulder fat?
Not necessarily. My grandfather loved pork fat and I find it adds a new dimension to the overall flavor of the pork shoulder steak.
If you have a ton of fat, however, I'd say you could remove the extra bits to your preference.
Where do I buy pork steak?
You'll find it right next to the ribs and other cuts of pork. A lot of grocers are labeling them as "carnitas" (Spanish word, meaning: "little meats") on the packaging.
How do I prepare pork shoulder?
This dish begins with a buttery cast iron skillet and a nice roasting of the pork shoulder bits. If you do not have a cast iron skillet, however, no worries. Using a nice baking dish should work out just as well.
To accompany the shoulder meat, I dreamed up a creamy broccoli sauce….with a kick. The ground red pepper, butter, onion powder and cream cheese blend with the florets make the perfect addition to pork shoulder meat.
How do I cook a pork steak?
- slow-cooker: season and cook for 6-8 hours on low
- grill, pan-fry, or roast to an internal temperature of at least 145º F
What temperature do I cook pork shoulder to?
As recommended by the USDA, an internal temperature of 145º F is sufficient to ensure a fully cooked pork shoulder. I always cook mine a bit more, just to make sure.
What other sides go with pork shoulder steak?
Some common low carb and delicious side dishes for pork shoulder steak include:
- green beans
- mashed cauliflower
- peppers (yum!)
- cabbage (I love butter and bacon fried cabbage with mine)
Keto Pork Shoulder & Broccoli with a Kick
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Butter cast iron skillet and add chopped pork shoulder. Bake for 20 minutes.
- While pork is baking, melt 2 tbsp. butter with cream cheese, spices, and half and half on med-high heat.
- Add broccoli and cook until tender.
- Add broccoli mixture to pork skillet and bake another 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes, if desired.
If you like pork shoulder and broccoli, you'll love our other one-pot dinners:
This recipe was inspired by Cooking LSL's recipe for pork shoulder and my grandmother's breakfast pork shoulder (nothing better than grandma's cooking, I tell ya!)