Ground Pork Recipes – What to cook with ground pork? Have you considered ground pork for some of the meals that you make with ground beef or chicken?
If not, you’re in for a surprise when you come face to face with the amazing, delicious flavors you can whip up. These are some of the best ground pork meal ideas.
Ground pork is a great option for family dinners, as believe it or not it taste better than ground beef or chicken. It can carry whatever flavors you want to add into it and works really well with many different seasonings and flavorings.
It’s inexpensive in comparison to ground beef, chicken and turkey. All win, win if you ask me. We are going to show you what you can do with this meat in this fabulous collection of Ground Pork Recipes.
From regular meatballs, chilis and stir fries, to new ground pork ideas like lasagna soup and ground pork burgers, to pizzas and sloppy joes. You can cook so may new meals for your loved ones.
Go through all these recipes and grab those ground pork packets instead of regular turkey, chicken or beef the next time you go grocery shopping.
You are in for some cracking new flavors…
Ground Pork Recipes:
1. Spaghetti and Meatballs
Spaghetti and Meatball is everyone’s favorite, young and old alike. Plump, perfectly seasoned meatballs simmer in marinara sauce, then get served with fun twirly spaghetti.
Serve this comfort food classic up for a Sunday dinner, or whip it up on a weeknight to make your regular day feel special.
2. Swedish Meatballs
These Swedish meatballs are the ultimate comfort food. Tender, perfectly cooked meat spheres smothered in the most delectable sauce. You’ll keep coming back for more!
You can make meatballs with half and half ground pork and beef or entirely with ground pork.
3. Korean Ground Pork Soup
This Korean inspired soup will be your new favorite in no time. Perfectly seasoned ground pork, twirly noodles, bok choy and soft boiled eggs in a delectable coconut based broth.
It’s too good!
4. Pork Eggroll Soup
Extremely delicious and so so easy. This hearty soup tastes like egg rolls, but are so much healthier. Now you are going to slurp through that bowl very fast.
This is one of the quickest ground pork recipes ever!
5. Spanish Meatballs
Want to make restaurant-quality meatballs at home? Then, we have found the best Spanish Meatball recipe for you!
These melt-in-your-mouth meatballs are all about the flavors that are just irresistible, and it’s made using simple pantry ingredients.
6. Keftedes (Greek Meatballs)
Keftedes are beautifully flavored Greek meatballs that are slightly crispy, and totally delicious!
They’re often served as part of a mezze platter with pita bread, cucumbers, tomatoes, kalamata olives and tzatziki sauce.
7. Bun Cha (Vietnamese Meatballs)
Bun Cha are flat, caramelized pork meatballs that are popular street food in Vietnam. This recipe shows you how to make this Hanoi classic in your own home!
It’s one of our favorite ground pork recipes!
8. Giniling (Filipino Picadillo)
This pork Giniling, or Filipino Picadillo, is a classic Pinoy comfort food. Ground pork and veggies simmer in a tomato based sauce packed with great flavors.
And it’s so easy! Try new flavors with this awesome Filipino dish.
9. Eggroll in a Bowl
This Egg Roll in a Bowl is packed with flavor! This low carb meal has those familiar egg roll flavors that everyone loves.
All you need is regular Asian staple ingredients and there you have it.
10. Italian Baked Meatballs
These Baked Meatballs in homemade marinara sauce are total Italian comfort food! Serve them with pasta, bread, or make a meatball sub.
Any way you have them, it’ll be an amazing meal!
11. Spicy Ramen
Ready to ignite your taste buds and warm your soul? Say hello to this extraordinary Spicy Ramen with ground pork recipe, which is so much more than just a bowl of noodles.
Imagine a symphony of flavors – spicy, umami, savory, and just a hint of sweetness – coming together in a harmonious blend that’s sure to make you go “Wow!”
12. Loaded Ground Pork Nachos
Here’s a great appetizer for you, this Fully loaded ground pork nachos platter. It’s loaded with mozzarella cheese, olives, red peppers and spring onions making it a fantastic party food recipe to feed a crowd.
Baking nachos make them healthier, and yet so delicious. Now you know what to make for your next get together or Game day.
These Potstickers have ground pork, mushrooms, cabbage and seasonings, all wrapped in dough and cooked to perfection.
You don’t have to wait to go to an Asian restaurant to have these addictive treats. Make them in your very own kitchen. They are even better than what you’d get at a restaurant! Non stop munchings.
14. Italian Wedding Soup
This Italian wedding soup has homemade meatballs of ground pork and beef in a rich and savory broth.
This is the ultimate bowl of comfort. Serve it with some crusty bread and your favorite wine.
15. Ground Pork Chili
If you haven’t tried chili with ground pork, it’s time you give it a try! Pork gives extra special flavor to this hearty and soul warming dish, making it very special.
This would be your next go-to chili in no time.
16. Ground Pork Tacos Al Pastor Style
Orange juice, chipotle pepper sauce, smoked paprika, cumin, garlic, salt and a little cayenne pepper… All these flavors go into pork taco meat, creating delicious end results.
Serve these tacos with a fresh pineapple salsa. Try this recipe if you’re looking for new flavors for your next taco night.
17. BBQ Pork Burger Sliders
These sliders are loaded with BBQ sauce flavored ground pork and topped with sautéed onions and melted mozzarella cheeses.
So easy to make and so delicious.
18. Homemade Egg Rolls
Your Chinese restaurant take out favorite is so much easier to make than you think. It’s a great meal prep idea that you can make a day ahead and fry just before you plan to serve them.
These homemade egg rolls are filled with pork and vegetables, all wrapped up and fried to crispy perfection.
19. Chipotle Pork Burgers
Instead of grilling up regular burgers, why not grill up pork burgers? Chipotle Pork Burgers are smoky and spicy and they are perfect for your next grilling or get togethers.
Ground pork makes an extremely flavorful and juicy burger and your friends and family will be amazed with these new flavors.
20. Rigatoni with Pork and Peppers
This simple, rustic rigatoni dish is very delicious and very easy to make.
It’s a simple sauce created with ground pork and then mixed with rigatoni and topped with shaved parm… Delicious.
21. Pork Banh Mi Bowls
Pork Banh Mi Bowls with pork meatballs. With just the right amount of spicy and salty, you’re going to love these flavors.
These bowls get inspiration from famous Banh Mi sandwiches from Vietnam. Pork meatballs along with pickled veggies on bed of rice drizzled with spicy sriracha sauce… Yumm.
22. Scallion Noodles with Pork
Scallion Noodles with Pork happens with staple ingredients from your pantry ending in one delicious pot.
Save this easy noodle and ground pork recipe for busy weeknights.
23. Latin Style Naan Pork Pizza
Now how about these amazing Latin flavors on your pizza with little help from ground pork? Naan bread pizzas are the rage right now.
So easy to make without kneading the pizza dough, its perfect for busy nights or fun weekends.
24. Tuscan Pork Smash Burgers
Looking for some burger ideas? Getting tired of eating your burger the same way the last 100 times?
Try these new Tuscan Flavors next time you heat up the grill. We promise, you will come back to these again and again.
25. Pork Bolognese
This is your favorite Bolognese with a porky twist. The next time you crave Italian, give this great recipe a try.
26. Lasagna Soup
Lasagna in a bowl? Yes, your favorite comfort food in soup form!
This Lasagna Soup only takes about 30 minutes, so it’s a great option for busy weeknights that the whole family will love.
27. Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Bowls
Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Bowls! This sweet and salty caramelized stir fried pork cooks up in no time at all and is packed with great Asian flavors.
28. Eggroll Noodle Skillet
Egg Roll Noodle Skillet with Ground Pork has all of the staples of your favorite Chinese restaurant appetizer tossed together with ramen noodles.
Everything is coated with a flavorful sweet and spicy sauce. This is a one skillet meal for easy nights.
29. Sweet & Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps
Lettuce wraps are THE most trendy food right now. How about making them with ground pork instead of ground beef or chicken?
The sweet and a tad bit spicy sauce covers ground pork and veggies inside crisp lettuce cups for a low carb dinner the whole family will love!
30. Pork Fried Rice
This 20 minute fried rice recipe is loaded with pork, veggies, eggs, pineapple and plenty of flavor! Now that looks so easy and yummy.
31. Corn Chimichurri Pork Tacos
Craving some tacos? Try these Corn Chimichurri Pork Tacos.
They’re inspired by Mexican street corn and topped with a refreshing lime crema. So good.
32. Juicy Ground Pork Burger
Another great pork burger recipe. You’re in for a treat with this one. These Juicy Ground Pork Burgers are full of flavor and topped with a homemade sriracha mayo.
And they come together in about 15 minutes!
33. Thai Minced Pork Over Rice Noodles
Another quick and easy ground pork stir fry. This one features Thai seasoned pork and crunchy carrots atop a bed of rice noodles, then garnished with mint and lime.
All in under 20 minutes. One more great busy weeknight option!
34. Cuban Sloppy Joes
If you love Cuban sandwiches, you have to try this sloppy joe version! Perfectly seasoned ground pork topped with swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. So creative!
35. Dan Dan Noodles (Tantanmen Ramen)
Looking for more yummy noodle recipe with ground pork? This is IT.
Dan Dan Noodles, also known as Tantanmen Ramen or Tan Tan Noodles, combine twirly ramen noodles and ground pork in a super tasty broth seasoned with chili oil, peanut butter and sesame paste.
We are ending this list of tasty ground pork recipes with everyone’s No. 1 comfort food.., Lasagna!!
This is layered with a rich meat sauce and a creamy parmesan white sauce, plus the perfect amount of mozzarella cheese! Just one word… DELICIOUS.
Frequently Asked Questions
Place the frozen ground pork in its original packaging or in an airtight container and let it thaw in the refrigerator. This method is the safest and will typically take about 24 hours for a one-pound package. If you’re in a hurry, place the sealed ground pork package in a leak-proof plastic bag and submerge it in cold water. Change the water every 30 minutes to keep it cold. This method can take 2-4 hours for a one-pound package.
No, ground pork should be cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 165°F to ensure it’s safe to eat.
Of course! However, keep in mind that ground pork has its own unique flavor and texture. Ground turkey or chicken can be leaner options, but if you’re going for a richer flavor, ground beef could be a hit.
In the refrigerator, cooked ground pork can last up to 3-4 days. If you’re looking to keep it longer, freezing is an option, extending its life to about 2-3 months.
While it’s not recommended due to uneven cooking, you can cook ground pork from frozen if you absolutely must. Extend the cooking time by 50% and ensure that the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
Absolutely! Cooked ground pork can be a great protein base for a variety of meals throughout the week. Just remember to consume or freeze it within 3-4 days when stored in the refrigerator.
Yes, but it’s advisable to brown the ground pork in a skillet first for better flavor and texture. Then you can add it to your slow-cooker dish and let it simmer to perfection!
Aren’t they all wonderful? The things you can do with simple ground pork. Try using it more often instead of ground beef or ground chicken. It is next NEW meat when it comes to meatballs and stir fries.
Pin or bookmark this collection of recipes and you know where to find it the next time you are looking for quick and easy, yet tasty meals. Have fun with your new favorite ground meat… 🙂
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