by Texas Homesteader
Wild hogs are a problem here in NE Texas, their destruction is far-reaching and often severe. These destructive creatures sweep across our fields in great quantities & root huge holes in our pastures overnight. This damage not only destroys the pasture grasses we rely on to feed our cattle, but can be damaging to our equipment as well.
But the good news is these wild hogs are just pork – escaped domestic hogs that have re-bred for years in the wild. RancherMan is an accomplished hunter. Since these wild hogs are so plentiful on our homestead it’s very common for us to have an abundance of wild pork in our freezer at any given time.
I’ve written before about some of the many ways I cook this meat such as Pulled Pork Sandwiches & Slow Cooker Pork Roast w/Red Wine, But today I’m writing about that sweet rite of Barbeque-Season passage – Pork Ribs on the grill!
Harvesting Wild Hogs
A large sow was harvested and processed recently right here on our ranch, but RancherMan subsequently harvested two more sows in quick order. Those last two were sent to the processor to allow us those cuts we love such as pork chops and ground pork.
It also gave us a little time to clear out our freezer to make room for more meat. Since pork ribs take up a lot of space, RancherMan brought them out to thaw. Then we invited over a few dinner guests and he proceeded to cook up those ribs on the charcoal grill!
Preparing The Pork Ribs
He marinated them for several hours in his favorite Rub & Beer-Based Mop Sauce. When we were a couple of hours away from mealtime he brought those marinated ribs out of the fridge and plopped them on a hot grill, slathering the reserved marinade over them and closing the lid.
Ribs On The Grill
He cooked those ribs slowly for about an hour and a half turning them & repositioning them often around the heat. When they were done he brought them sizzling off the grill, cut them into single ribs and I served them along with my homemade Ranch-Style Beans and some macaroni & cheese and of course plenty of sliced jalapenos on the side.
Our guests devoured those ribs and kept remarking that they couldn’t believe they were wild hog meat and exclaiming how absolutely delicious they were. But now that’s something RancherMan & I have known for years… 😉
Pork Roast Recipes:
- Slow-Cooker Pork Roast w/Veggies
- Instant Pot Roast – Comfort Food FAST
- Slow-Cooker Pork Roast w/Red Wine
- Italian-Flavored Pork Roast
- (Easily Shredding Pot Roast in Minutes)
Recipes with Leftover Pork Roast:
- Carnitas Tacos
- (MYO Crispy Taco Shells in Minutes)
- Pulled Pork Enchiladas
- Hearty Meaty Stew
- Homemade Pork Tamales
- Pulled Pork BBQ
- (Homemade Honey-Sweetened BBQ Sauce)
- BBQ Rub & Beer-Based Mop Sauce Recipe
New Meals Remade With Leftovers
- Planned Leftovers: Easy Slow-Cooker Pork Roast
- How To Quickly Shred Leftover Roast
- Fast Food: Remaking Leftover Steak & Veggies
- Leftover Mashed Potatoes Into Potato Cakes
- Leftover Biscuit Dough? Make Cinnamon Rolls!
- Hearty Stew – Quickest Planned Leftover Meal Of All
- Pulled Pork Enchiladas From Leftover Roast
- Planned Leftovers: Carnitas Tacos From Pork Roast
- Leftover Meatloaf Made Into Quesadillas
- Leftover Chicken & Zucchini Noodles with Herb Bombs
- Chicken Tortilla Soup From Leftovers
- Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Made Easy
- Chicken & Dumplings Using Leftover Chicken
- Using It ALL – The Art Of Eliminating Leftover Food
- Leftover Navy Beans Into Delicious HUMMUS!
- Leftover Turkey & Dressing Into Patties
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I’ve wanted to go somewhere and hunt feral pigs for a long time! I know if I lived where there were any we would take full advantage of them. We have friends in Texas, hopefully we will get a chance to go hunt down there someday.
Emily, it’s been said there are two areas of hog infestation in Texas: 1) Those infested with these invasive destructive creatures and 2) Those that soon will. There’s no hunting ‘season’ for harvesting hogs in our area, it’s fair game any day of the year (pun intended… LOL) ~TxH~