Smithfield has announced a collaboration with champion pitmaster Ernest Servantes to reach Latinos across the country. Pitmaster Servantes created mouthwatering grilling recipes featuring Smithfield Fresh Pork – a line of hand-selected and hand-trimmed fresh pork that offers quality, flavor, and freshness to summer grilling experiences.

"Grilling or barbecuing with the best quality ingredients is one of those things that can bring the whole neighborhood together. That's why I use Smithfield Fresh Pork when grilling for my family and friends. My goal for summer grill-outs is for everyone to have a great time and be satisfied," said Servantes, champion pitmaster. "For many years, it has been a great honor and privilege to serve the highest-quality of Smithfield Fresh Pork to my loved ones." 

Pitmaster Servantes and his Burnt Bean Co. barbecue team are long-time users of Smithfield products and 40-time Grand Champions on the circuit. Pitmaster Servantes also won Food Network's "Chopped: Grill Masters."   

Throughout the summer, Pitmaster Servantes has prepared several easy-to-grill recipes that are sure to turn up the flavor to all the grill-worthy summer days.

  • Cactus Jack Texas Spareribs - A spin-off to typical ribs, this version includes a Cactus Jack Rub, Rattlesnake BBQ Sauce, and Oak or Pecan wood for smoking. Your grill (and your taste buds) will thank you.
  • Honey Soy Grilled Pork Chops with Korean BBQ Sauce - These pork chops feature Smithfield Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops. The Korean BBQ Sauce consists of garlic, soy sauce, sriracha sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and original BBQ Sauce.
  • Jammin' Jerk Pork Burger - A new and improved pork burger, this includes cabbage slaw, Jerk BBQ Sauce, and homemade mango salsa.

Visit to explore flavorful fresh pork grilling recipes and tips.

Source: Smithfield Foods