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Heinen's Heritage Breed Duroc Pork

After four generations in the meat industry, we know what quality protein looks like. When it comes to Heritage Breed Duroc pork, we’ve found the best on the market!

Single source, highly marbled, undeniably tender and surprisingly easy to cook, Heinen’s CARE Certified Heritage Breed Duroc pork is the perfect protein to serve any night of the week.

Meet Our Farmer: Leidy’s Premium Pork

We believe that great pork doesn’t just happen – it takes an unwavering commitment to quality and care at every step.
This philosophy is shared by our partners at Leidy’s Premium Pork, a highly respected producer since 1893.
Thanks to our close partnership with Leidy’s, we’re able to offer premium quality Heritage Breed Duroc pork at an exceptional value.

CARE Certified for Quality

Leidy’s is CARE Certified through Heinen’s third party verification partner Where Food Comes From. From farm to table, this certification guarantees that every package of Heinen’s pork meets the highest standards for quality and animal welfare.

Animal Welfare As a Priority

For Leidy’s and their network of Pennsylvania farmer partners, raising consistently delicious natural pork is possible because of their continuous commitment to promoting animal health and welfare through feed and farming practices.

Discover Heritage Breed Duroc Pork

Heinen’s pork is the gold standard for superior taste and marbling because it comes from
Heritage Breed Duroc animals. This breed is known for its superior genetics, which results in
cuts that are highly marbled, flavorful, tender and easy to cook.

How to Cook Pork

Pork has a reputation for being challenging to cook, but that’s simply not true!
Discover the basics of cooking our cuts of pork at home.

Pork Chops

Bone-in pork chops on a wooden board

Cooking Methods

For tender and juicy pork chops, cook to a 145°F internal temperature.

  • Bake 425°F for 10 minutes
  • Air Fry: 400°F for 10 minutes
  • Stir Fry/ Sauté: 5-10 minutes
  • Grill:
    • Bone-In (3/4-inch): 8-12 minutes
    • Bone-In (1 1/2-inch): 22-35 minutes
    • Boneless (3/4 inch): 8-12 minutes
    • Boneless (1 1/2-inch): 12-22 minutes

Pork Steaks

Cooking Methods

Cook pork blade steaks to a 145°F internal temperature, followed by a 3-minute rest to ensure juiciness.

  • Grill: Covered on low heat for 12 minutes per side + an additional 5 minutes per side uncovered
  • Stovetop: Sear for 2 minutes per side, then simmer for 8-10 minutes


Barbecue ribs with sauce on a cutting board.

Cooking Methods

Cook to an internal temperature of 190-200°F to ensure fall off the bone tenderness.

  • Grill: Medium low heat for 1 ½ – 2 ½ hours
  • Bake: 275°F for 3 ½ to 4 ½ hours
  • Braised or Slow Cooked in liquid:
    • Low: 7-8 hours
    • High: 4-5 hours

Pork Roasts

Herb crusted quality pork tenderloin roast being sliced on a cutting board

Cooking Methods

Pork Shoulder Roast:

  • Braise or slow cook pork shoulder in liquid on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours to a 170°F internal temperature. Let rest for 10-15 minutes before shredding.

Pork Loin Roast:

  • Roast or grill using indirect heat for 20 mins per lb. to a 145°F internal temperature.  Let rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing.  Tip: Pork loin roasts should not be braised or stewed as they become tough when cooked using moist heat.

Pork Tenderloin Roast:

  • Roast, grill or sauté using high heat for 20-25 minutes to a 145°F internal temperature.  Let rest for 3 mins before slicing. 

Pork Cutlets

Grilled pork cutlet with spices and bread on wooden background

Cooking Methods

For tender and juicy pork cutlets, cook to a 145°F internal temperature.

  • Bake: 400°F for 12-15 minutes
  • Stovetop: 4-5 minutes per side on medium-low heat
  • Air Fryer: 360°F for 9 minutes, flipping halfway through

A Temperature Guide for Cooking Pork

To ensure that your pork is cooked to perfection, it is best to adhere to the recommended cooking temperatures with a food thermometer.

Recommended Temperatures

Medium-Rare: 145-150°F

Medium: 150-155°F

Medium-Well: 155-160°F

Well: 160°F

Pork Recipe Inspiration

Feeling inspired to add Heinen’s Heritage Breed Duroc pork to your menu?
Look no further than these family-friendly recipes!

Egg Roll in a Bowl

Pork Fried Rice

Pork Chops with Apples and Pierogies

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork on Pretzel Buns

Maple Rosemary Pork Belly Bites

Pork Sausage and Sauerkraut Stew