Recipe: Ancho Chili Grilled Niman Ranch Pork Chop

Succulent Niman Ranch pork chops prepared with an ancho chili rub and served with cremed corn and peppers and grilled pineapple salsa.
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Why We Use Niman Ranch: A Reminder

Why We Use Niman Ranch: A Reminder

One of the challenges of owning and running a restaurant is escalating food costs. My philosophy is that we do not change our standards. Instead we look for creative ways to manage these increases throughout all aspects of our operation, from how we control waste to how we purchase. After speaking with some of my colleagues who have changed all or parts of their Niman Ranch program, I started thinking maybe I should stop being so hard-headed and rethink the whole Niman relationship.
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Visit to Niman Cattle Ranch

Visit to Niman Cattle Ranch

I have been using Niman Ranch beef and pork for going on 15 years. I have been to pork farms, seen confinement houses, met the Niman pork farmers in the Midwest, including two instances that were quite emotional. I decided I needed to see the cattle ranchers that raise the Niman beef we use because a recent tasting I participated in made me realize there were other companies out there trying hard to get a piece of the pie. This due diligence proved incredibly worthwhile.
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Great food comes from great ingredients.

I was asked to contribute a recipe to the Niman Ranch Cookbook. Having had a long and productive relationship with Bill Niman and his company, I was honored and sent over the requested recipe without hesitation. At George's at the Cove, we share the same values of sustainability, support for family farms and proper animal husbandry as the Niman's. We use their pork exclusively and a good portion of our beef also comes from Niman Ranch.
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