Wild Hog Meat: Don't Knock It Until You've Tried It

If you're the type of person who is always up for trying new things and mixing up the foods you eat, wild hog meat is a delectable food worth trying.

While you might think that wild boar would taste comparable to traditional pork because of their relation to domesticated pigs, this isn't the case. Instead, it is juicy, rich, and dark meat that tastes like a savory combination of beef and pork.

You can easily substitute any recipe that calls for game or beef with meat from wild boars.

Cooking Wild Boar

Wild boar has a higher moisture content than pork, so it is lower in fat. Due to the moisture content, it cooks faster than traditional pork. It features more marbling, so you should always ensure it gets fully cooked before serving.

If you need some inspiration, here are a few recipe ideas to explore in your kitchen or on your grill.

Ground Boar Meat - Put an exceptional spin on your favorite recipes that call for ground meat. Replace ground beef, chicken, or turkey with ground boar meat in Italian dishes, casseroles, and Mexican fare.

Shoulder Roast - If you're cooking for a larger group, a shoulder roast is an excellent choice. Slow cooking at a low temperature creates a tender, juicy main dish. Serve with slow-cooked vegetables, salad, and a loaf of crusty bread for a complete meal.

Ribs - If you're already a fan of ribs, baby back boar ribs are an excellent product to prepare in your smoker, BBQ grill, slow cooker, or oven - cook with your favorite homemade or prepared BBQ sauce for a unique spin on this traditional dish. Serve with fresh grilled vegetables, roasted or baked potatoes, or other favored side dishes.

Wild Boar Steak - Choose from strip loins, steaks, and medallions. For extra flavor and tenderness, wrap them with bacon or marinate them for a few hours before grilling or pan-frying them to perfection.

Why Try Wild Hog?

Unlike traditional pork products, wild boar doesn't contain added hormones, antibiotics, additives, or chemicals. This hardy wild animal isn't susceptible to disease or illness, making it a healthier food choice for you, your family, and guests.

With a diverse nutritional profile, wild hog meat is high in iron, zinc, B6, thiamin, niacin, selenium, and low in sodium.

If you're ready to give wild boar a try, Texas Specialty Meats makes it accessible by shipping it directly to your door! Every shipment gets sent "on ice" to preserve product quality and safety. For best results, we suggest transferring shipped meat to your freezer or refrigerator promptly upon arrival at your delivery address.