At-Home Cooks Invited to Shake It Up with Pork

( Smithfield Fresh Pork )

Source: Smithfield Foods

Calling all at-home cooks! Smithfield Foods is encouraging cooks to reimagine mealtime and get creative in the kitchen with pork.

The Smithfield Fresh Pork “Shake It Up” contest is taking place now through April 26. Cooking enthusiasts can visit to share a photo of their original dish and provide a brief description of how they shake up their go-to recipes by using Smithfield Fresh Pork instead of beef or chicken. Twenty of the most creative and original entries will be named finalists and win a $100 gift card, and one grand prize winner will take home $5,000.

Entries will be judged and scored on the originality and creativity of the dish, how well the dish encompasses the contest theme, and the overall photo quality. The 20 finalists will be announced on May 13 and the grand prize winner will be announced on May 20.

“We know that families often get stuck in a weeknight dinner rut and are looking for quick and easy recipe ideas that still deliver quality and flavor,” said Emily Detwiler, director of fresh pork marketing for Smithfield Foods. “Because fresh pork is so versatile, convenient, and flavorful, it’s the best base for any style of dish and can easily transform a predictable recipe into something delicious. We hope this contest helps inspire families to shake things up in the kitchen and reimagine mealtime together!”

For additional entry details and official contest rules, as well as more great recipe ideas to help reimagine mealtime, check out