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31 Easy Recipes with Ground Pork for Every Day This Month

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Are you looking for ways to spice up your dinner menu? Do you have a pack of ground pork in your fridge but are clueless about what to make with it? Here are 31 of the best recipes with ground pork for you to try.

If you’re new to cooking ground pork, know that it is a versatile ingredient that can be incorporated in a wide variety of dishes across different cuisines. You’re in for a treat!

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31 Best Ground Pork Recipes of the Year

Chinese Pork Dumplings

pork dumpling fillings

Dumplings are always a hit, and these yummy pork dumplings are one of the best recipes with ground pork. So easy to make too!

It will only take about an hour, and you can serve them as an appetizer or the main course. It is one of the most popular ground pork recipes that will never fail to please.

Swedish Potato Sausage

Baked Homemade Swedish Potato Beef Pork Sausage With Spices And Herbs, Close Up, Spiral

Also known as Värmlandskorv or Potatiskorv, this Swedish potato sausage is a delicious and flavorful dish.

You can bake, boil, grill, or fry it – it tastes great no matter how you prepare it. The sausage combines ground pork, beef, potato, and other ingredients.

Easy Banh Bao

Banh bao

Banh Bao is a Vietnamese steamed bun cake that’s become very popular internationally because of its simplicity and versatility.

This Banh Bao recipe uses a tasty filling of ground pork and oyster sauce, creating an delicious mixture of sweet and savory flavors that works wonderfully with the bun cake.

Korean Ground Pork

Sometimes, the proof of a good recipe is when your kids love it, and this Korean ground pork recipe fits the bill. It’s delicious for all ages, which is rare in such a healthy meal. To make things even better, it uses a combination of basic ingredients that are easy to source if you don’t have them in your home already.

Teriyaki Pork Meatballs

These homemade ground pork meatballs are pan-seared and coated in a sticky-sweet Asian sauce, making a taste combination to die for! The meal is quick and easy to make, even on a busy weeknight, and it’s a real treat for the whole family to enjoy.

Pork Ragu Pappardelle

Despite its complicated-sounding name, this is a simple pasta dish covered with a delicious Bolognaise sauce and ground pork. It’s quick and easy enough to serve within only about 45 minutes, but it’s an absolute hit despite its simplicity.

It’s one of my favorite easy ground pork recipes when I want something out on the dinner table fast and easy!

Kotlety Mielone (Polish Ground Pork Patties)

These ground pork patties are a popular staple in Poland and one of the country’s best-kept secrets. They are tender and juicy cuts of meat made of ground pork and a few spices. Due to their versatility, you can serve Kotlety Mielone as a replacement for hamburgers or meatballs.

Juicy 15-Minute Pork Burgers

If you want a pork burger, this is the best ground pork recipe for you. Pork burgers are slightly unconventional, but these will make you reconsider your preference for beef burgers. They are juicy and tasty, with a delectable sauce, and they take only 15 minutes to prepare.

Ground Pork Noodles

This Asian fusion recipe might be the easiest ground pork recipe on this list. It uses mainly ingredients that you will likely already have at home, and it’s one of the fastest meals to prepare. You will love it!

Caramelized Vietnamese Pork Bowls

Vietnamese dishes are popularly served in bowls containing various ingredients for a burst of flavor. This recipe takes the best from those Vietnamese influences and adds them into one simple ground pork stir fry, similar to Vietnamese Caramel Pork but much easier to prepare!

Swedish Meatballs

This Swedish recipe combines the flavors of pork and beef with delicious results. The meatballs are made of lean ground pork, so they are tasty on their own, but the beef sauce adds an additional flavor to them that makes them irresistible with noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes.

Pork Fried Rice

Fried rice is a popular dish worldwide, but the flavor combination in this meal is unique and very tasty. And, even better, it takes only 20 minutes to prepare! All it takes is some ground pork, pineapple, frozen veggies, and a few eggs to make a quick, simple meal for weeknight dinners.

Pork And Shrimp Siomai

When you are in the mood to impress, these steamed Filipino dumplings will do it. Even though they are impressive and very tasty, they are also effortless to prepare, requiring only ground pork, shrimp, cornstarch, green onions, and a few flavorings.

Stir-Fried Vermicelli With Pork

Also known as Ma Yi Shang Shu, this perfect fusion dinner is quick to assemble, only taking about 20 minutes. Yet it has a burst of flavors that will leave your family or guests wanting more. Some of the ingredients require going to a specialty grocer, but it’s worth it!

Pineapple BBQ Meatballs

Nobody can deny that pineapples pair brilliantly with pork, and this Pineapple BBQ Meatball recipe makes the best use of that fact. T

he combination of sweet, sour, and savory hits the spot every time! It works well on rice, in wraps, or with an Asian salad on the side to add even more flavor to the meal.

Ground Pork Stir Fry

A stir fry is always a quick and easy way to prepare a good meal, and with the right combination of ingredients, it can be an absolute hit.

This ground pork stir fry is about as simple as it comes, but the subtle combination of flavors makes it a popular dish to whip together in 20 minutes after a busy day at work. I like using a combination of bell peppers, celery, carrots, onions, and mushrooms!

Crispy Ground Pork Tacos

Taco Tuesdays are always great, but sometimes you want to add some variation to the traditional chicken or beef options. This ground pork taco recipe hits the spot! The Mexican spices combined with pickled red onion and cilantro make it a hit that your family will want to come back to every time you make tacos.

Teriyaki Pork Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are an all-time favorite in many households, but like tacos, it would be great if we could switch them up a bit.

This Teriyaki Pork Sloppy Joe recipe might be just what you’re looking for. The Teriyaki adds a sweet and sour flavor to the pork, making the Sloppy Joe entirely different but still unique and finger-licking good!

Pork Lettuce Wraps

If you’re looking for a healthier and gluten-free alternative to traditional tacos, you probably already know about lettuce wraps. This ground-pork-based lettuce wrap adds a new swing to a well-known dish that will leave you wanting more! It’s ready in just 20 minutes, so it’s great for a quick lunch or a small dinner after a busy day.

Pan-Fried Pork Dumplings

These pork dumplings don’t have the same Asian feel as some other recipes, so they might be perfect if you want something similar but different. They are juicy and unbelievably full of flavor. Though they are still undeniably Asian, these dumplings offer a well-balanced flavor that is truly unique.

Honey BBQ Meatballs

We’ve already looked at a few ground pork meatball recipes, but meatballs are so versatile that we can always do with more options. This recipe uses honey, grape jelly, and BBQ sauce to add a unique sticky, sweet, and tangy touch to the ground pork meatballs that will please everyone in your household, including the kids!

Authentic Thai Larb (Larb Moo)

This authentic Thai Larb recipe is another healthy option that’s brilliant on the tastebuds. To prepare this meal, you will need some ground pork, cilantro, green onions, fish sauce, and lime juice, among other condiments. Though it’s not the fastest meal, it is easy, healthy, and irresistibly tasty!

Crispy Pork Egg Rolls

Few people realize how easy egg rolls are to make at home; these crispy ground pork egg rolls are perfect examples. The filling only requires some ground pork and napa cabbage, but it makes a delightful side dish to any Asian-inspired meal!

Juicy Pork Meatloaf

If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly alternative to a traditional meatloaf, this glazed meatloaf made from ground pork is perfect. The glazing gives it a sweet side taste that beautifully accentuates the juicy flavors of the pork. You can easily exchange some of the ingredients for others if you want; the recipe is perfect for experimentation.

BBQ Pork Burger Sliders

This easy recipe uses just nine ingredients, but it is one of the most irresistible meals on this list. Nothing beats a simple but satisfying meal like a burger slider, and the combination of ground pork and BBQ sauce works so well that the entire family will be coming back for more. The sauteed onions and mozzarella cheese makes it even more incredible! It’s simple but delicious.

Ground Pork Penne Pasta

Pasta dishes are a popular go-to for something quick and easy, but they can often end up disappointing. But a tried-and-tested comfort food like pasta with ground pork, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes will always be a hit. This recipe meets the standard of simplicity, but it’s guaranteed to be a hit with the whole family. You can also swap out the penne for whatever pasta you have.

Crispy Filipino Lumpia

If you like spring rolls but want to try a different take on them, this crispy Filipino lumpia recipe will work nicely. It uses authentic Filipino ingredients along with ground pork and mixed vegetables to make a crispy, crunchy meal that will work well as a side dish (or the main course if you like; there’s no judgment here!)

Pork And Peanut Dragon Noodles

This recipe is fast – it only takes about 20 minutes to prepare. It’s also cheap, with all the ingredients only costing around $5. But it is one of the tastiest ground pork recipes you will find. It’s pretty spicy, which won’t work for everyone, but you can half the amount of chili garlic if you want a milder version. But no matter how spicy you make it, it is a flavor extravaganza!

Romanian Mici

Mici, also known as Mititei, are Romanian grilled meatballs. They are a simple mixture of ground pork and a few spices and condiments, but they taste (and smell) great when you put them on the grill on a hot summer’s day. Instead of the traditional burgers, why not grill up some ground pork mici for a change of pace?

Dr. Pepper Pork Tater Tot Casserole

This simple but delicious casserole has a bit of a twist. You cook the ground pork in Dr. Pepper and BBQ sauce to give it a unique flavor and texture that tastes even better than it sounds. Top it off with some tater tots and a bit of cheddar cheese, and you have a meal that your kids (and the grown-ups, too) will go crazy for!

Italian Ground Pork Skillet

This meal resembles a stir-fry but with an Italian spin rather than traditional Asian flavors. It’s simple to prepare in just a few minutes and entirely gluten-free since it only contains ground pork, rice, tomatoes, squash, mushrooms, onions, and a few herbs and spices.

What dishes can be made from ground pork?

A variety of recipes can be prepared using ground pork – it’s such a great ingredient! In case you want even more than these 31 recipes listed, here are a few more ideas on what to do with ground pork:

  • One classic recipe with ground pork is Dan Dan noodles, a Chinese restaurant favorite that pairs ground pork with spicy sauce, soy sauce, and sesame oil.
  • Another one of my fave tasty ground pork recipes includes juicy pork meatballs, which can be flavored with garlic powder, red pepper flakes, Italian seasonings, and sesame seeds.
  • You can make easy ground pork stir fry with crunchy bell peppers, carrots, and baby bok choy.
  • You can also make classic pork burgers or Italian meatballs with ground pork, parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, egg, and spices for family dinners.
  • Ground pork is also a key ingredient in cabbage rolls.
  • Use it as a filling for pizza sausage or just crumble it on top of pizza dough and marinara sauce.
  • Make ground pork chili and or pork tortilla soups by combining it with spices like cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and more. Add kidney beans or black beans if you like it!

Basically…a pound of ground pork can mean endless variety of delicious meals!

Which one of these 31 best ground pork recipes is your favorite? And did we miss any you think should be included in this guide? Please leave a comment below – I’d love to hear!!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is ground pork healthier than ground beef?

Both ground pork and ground beef have their nutritional benefits and can be part of a healthy diet. However, the healthiness of these ground meats can depend on the specific cuts used and the lean-to-fat ratio.

Generally, lean cuts of either meat will be healthier. Ground turkey and ground chicken are other alternatives that are often leaner and can be used as substitutes.

Is ground pork good in Hamburger Helper?

Yes! Ground pork is a great option to replace the classic ground beef in Hamburger Helper.

Keep in mind that it does have a different flavor profile, but this can add a delicious twist to the classic recipe.

Does ground pork cook faster than beef?

Ground pork and ground beef typically cook at similar rates, especially when prepared over medium heat in a large skillet.

Factors such as the size of the meat pieces and the exact temperature can cause slight variations in cooking time. But, generally, either kind of ground meat should be cooked until it is no longer pink inside for safety reasons.

Does pork meat cook fast?

Yes, pork, especially when it’s ground, tends to cook fairly quickly. This is especially true when you’re cooking it in small pieces over medium to high heat, as you might for a stir fry or when browning it for use in a recipe.

Can ground pork be healthy?​

Ground pork can indeed be part of a healthy diet, especially when balanced with plenty of vegetables and whole grains like brown rice or cauliflower rice.

Opting for lean ground pork, when available, can also make for a healthier choice.

Are pork and beef interchangeable?

In many recipes, ground pork and ground beef can be used interchangeably. However, they do have distinct flavors, and this should be taken into account.

For example, using ground pork in Italian sausage or Italian meatballs may result in a different flavor compared to traditional ground beef or a mixture of beef and pork sausage.

How do you know if ground pork has gone bad?

Ground pork that has gone bad often has a strong, sour smell. The color may change to a grayish hue.

It’s always important to check the expiration date and store the meat properly to ensure safety. If you’re ever in doubt, it’s best to err on the side of caution and not eat the meat.

Can you keep raw ground pork in the fridge for a week?

Raw ground pork should typically be cooked within one to two days of purchase if stored in the refrigerator.

Beyond that, it is best to freeze the ground pork to maintain its freshness. Frozen ground pork can be thawed in the refrigerator when you’re ready to use it in your next delicious ground pork recipes.

31 Easy Recipes With Ground Pork For Every Day This Month

DWELL by Michelle
Are you looking for ways to spice up your dinner menu? Do you have a pack of ground pork in your fridge but are clueless about what to make with it? Here are 31 of the best recipes with ground pork to try this month.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course dinner, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Asian, European
Servings 4 servings
Calories 102 kcal

Instructions
 

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Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal
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