15+ Flavor-Packed Ground Pork Recipes
Sometimes all you need to add some incredible flavor to a dish is a little bit of meat. Enter ground pork: It's big on savory flavor, and best of all, a little bit goes a long way. These ground pork recipes bring some extra edge to soups, pasta, appetizers, and more.
Garlic-Miso Pork Noodle Bowl
Pick up unpasteurized miso—fermented soybean paste—for the best probiotic boost. Look for it near the refrigerated tofu products at your grocery store.
Perfect Day Pork & Black Bean Nachos
Layers of seasoned ground pork, tortilla chips, shredded Mexican cheese, black beans and scallions, baked and topped with salsa and chipotle sour cream.
Korean-Style Pork and Rice
Gochujang is a spicy, deeply savory sauce made from Korean chiles, fermented soybeans, and salt. It adds a mild heat to the finished dish so kids can still enjoy. Use the sauce as a marinade or baste for grilled meats, a dipping sauce for kebabs, or a stir-in for sandwich spreads. The pork mixture would also be fantastic in an East-meets-West sloppy joe: Pile on a toasted hoagie roll with a carrot and radish slaw, sliced green onions, and a squeeze of fresh lime.
Asian Pork Lettuce Wraps
White Chili with Avocado Cream
Try this recipe for a flavorful and satisfying white chicken chili.
Taco Truck Lettuce Wraps
Flavorful as a taco truck, but healthy enough to become part of your regular rotation. We keep calories in check by blending a mixture of higher calorie (but oh-so-flavorful) Mexican-style chorizo with leaner ground pork for the meat filling. And then we keep it light by tucking the filling into sweet, fresh butter lettuce leaves—like a cross between a taco and a lettuce wrap. The quick-pickled carrots and jalapeños add authentic taco-truck flavor. Be sure to use fresh Mexican-style chorizo sausage (found near other refrigerated bulk sausages) instead of dry-cured Spanish-style chorizo.
Pork and Charred Pineapple Sliders
Hawaii’s traditional Kalua pork requires a beach pit, a whole hog, and a day’s worth of smoking. Our weeknight version delivers all the flavor with a fraction of the effort—no shovel required. Pineapple pulls double duty in this recipe—caramelized rings add smoky sweetness, while the just-tangy-enough pineapple juice makes the slaw a tasty stand-alone side dish. Save time by picking up a peeled and cored pineapple in the produce section—the flavor is far superior to canned rings.
Szechuan Green Beans with Ground Pork
The Szechuan Green Beans with Ground Pork recipe is characteristic of the hot and spicy cuisine from the Szechuan province. You can substitute lean ground chicken or turkey for pork and asparagus for green beans.
Sweet-and-Sour Sesame Bok Choy with Pork
Our Asian stir-fry takes full advantage of bok choy's richly verdant leaves and crunchy core.
Italian Wedding Risotto Soup
Mix up traditional Italian Wedding Soup by substituting orzo for risotto.
Pork Sliders with Smashed Avocado
For smaller sandwiches like these, we prefer to smash the avocado into a spread before assembling so that no slippery slices are lost on the journey from plate to mouth.
Pasta Pork Bolognese
This pasta bolognese recipe, made with ground pork, red wine, and grated carrot will be a quick dinnertime favorite.
Brown Rice Noodle Bowls with Tofu, Pork, and Kimchi
Little bits of crisped pork belly offer chewy bites in the bowl, but easier-to-find ground pork is delicious, too. If you happen to have some leftover cooked pork shoulder, you can toss that in the soup as well.
Bev's Famous Meatloaf
Clams with Pork and Golden Garlic
Ground pork and clams are a common combination in Chinese recipes. Marcia Kiesel sautés the two quickly with slivers of garlic, then adds black-bean chile sauce (easy to find at supermarkets) to create a dish with deep, briny flavor and some heat.
Pecan-Crusted Pork Burgers With Dried Apricot-Chipotle Mayonnaise
Ground pork is becoming more common in the meat case. You can also ask your butcher to grind it. Usually the lean-to-fat ratio is similar to ground chuck. We find French hamburger buns at Publix grocery stores.