27 Easy to Make Ground Pork Recipes

A simple pork dish is just what you need for a quick evening meal. Treat yourself to a meaty feast with succulent pork meatballs or how about Bolognese made with pork rather than beef for an interesting change. Or have you ever had a pork burger?

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Pork mince is cheap and nutritious. Even if you usually enjoy eating fish, beef or other meats, you should mix things up and try some ground or minced pork. It is packed with nutrition and flavor and goes great in Asian dishes.

Ground pork dishes are delicious, satisfying, and very adaptable. There are plenty of dishes where ground pork is used, including meatballs and meatloaf. Moreover, it’s very price-friendly, meaning you can afford an excellent dinner even on a tight budget!

The family will love to see some new recipes added to the family’s weekly dinner planner. 

If you have been wondering what to make with ground pork, we’ve put together a selection of easy ground pork recipes.

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1. Dan Dan Noodles

Hot, savory dan dan noodles are spiced with a Szechuan meat combination that includes a generous amount of savory meat.

It’s true that this recipe requires time and work, but it is worth the effort.

Every mouthful of these noodles will provide a full-bodied, savory, umami flavor with a spicy, almost mouth-numbing bite. So beware!

Learn this recipe, and you will never return to Chinese food delivery again!

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2. Tacos

With this recipe, Tuesday Tacos won’t concern you in the slightest.

It will only take you thirty minutes to get them ready, and before you know it, you will have tacos topped with tomatoes, avocado, apple slaw, and of course, ground pork.

For me, beef tacos are hard to beat, but ground pork is a simpler substitute since it just takes a little time to prepare.

Another reason is that it’s also cheaper, so you can help feed a hungry family.

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3. Pork Chili

The moment to give chili made with ground pork a try has arrived. When it comes to beef, the traditional form is outstanding, but adding pork works just as well for a more intensive taste.

The best part about ground pork is that it doesn’t cost much, so you can cook this delicious chili any time without scrimping on your finances.

You’ve come to expect your typical chili components when you order this meal. And while you’re at it, serve it with some cornbread to sop up the sauce and flavors.

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4. Lasagna Soup

Lasagne soup could be the epitome of ultra-comfort food in a bowl. This delicious bowl of soup contains all the components of your favorite Italian dish. Cheese, pasta sheets, tomato sauce, and traditional Italian seasonings are blended together is a taste explosion.

Of course, the recipe would not be complete without ground pork. For lasagna, you know and love, it’s great to mix it up to try something new.

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5. Pork Bolognese

Ground pork tenderloin is simmered in a savory bolognese sauce in this recipe.

For an earthy spaghetti sauce, mix chopped celery, carrots, garlic, and tomatoes.

This dish offers a new twist on the classic beef bolognese. It only takes about 30 minutes to prepare, and the reward is sweet and gratifying.

Instead of spaghetti, serve zoodles (zucchini noodles) topped with warm sauce, and you will have a delicious and nutritious dinner.

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6. Spring Rolls

A great selection of spring rolls can be found at every Chinese restaurant. But, why must you settle for takeout when you can easily make your own tasty and budget-friendly version at home?

Until I discovered this recipe for spring rolls, I wasn’t sure if it could even be done.

These rolls are filled with ground pork, vegetables, and mushrooms, and are just wonderful to eat.

When you want crispy, flavorful nibbles, you’ll be able to create these spring rolls again and over again with practice.

Dip these delicious spring rolls in a sweet and sour sauce will provide a huge flavor blast!

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7. Pork Stir Fry

This Szechuan-inspired stir fry is filled with highly flavored spices. You’ll wow your guests with this quick and easy recipe that takes less than 25 minutes to make.

Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry can be used to marinate the meat for this dish. Meanwhile, the combination of the spicy-sweet sauce and the leafy greens will give the food an interesting, complex taste.

This meal would benefit from being served over white rice to balance out the salty tang in the sauce.

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8. Pork Burgers

Beef burgers are great, but ground pork is even better! Pork burgers are just as delicious, juicy, and satisfying as any burger you’ve ever eaten.

This is the ideal dish if you want an inexpensive but delicious supper.

Add whatever toppings you prefer to the patties and these pork burgers will become a family favorite.

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9. Pork Ragu

A traditional Italian meal prepared with ground beef, spices, and vegetables is known as Ragu. This sauce is thicker than normal sauces and is often used in pasta meals.

Of course, you must try ground pork in this dish. Even better, add some chopped bacon for a meatier and enhanced flavor. It also compliments the red wine, tomato paste, and chicken stock.

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10. Pork Meatball Banh Mi

A common sight on the streets of Vietnam is the banh mi sandwich. It is famous for the savory and sour ingredients within crispy bread.

This sandwich gets an extra boost from well-seasoned pork meatballs.

In addition, try it with chili mayo, it gives the sandwich an extra boost.

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11. Nachos

This nacho bake includes servings of olives, red peppers, onions, and mozzarella cheese. A nice blend of both healthy and tasty ingredients.

Comfort food lovers will find this meal perfect for gatherings or whenever they want a very warming dish of tacos. Once assembled, you will need to bake the nachos for 10 minutes in the oven.

When the cheese has melted, they’re ready. No specific culinary abilities are required, but you get a pile of loaded nachos bursting with all kinds of incredible tastes!

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12. Thai Pork Salad

In Thai, ground pork is recognized as a powerful protein, and it is often used in Thai cuisine. A terrific example is this delicious pork dish called Nam sod.

Normally, this salad is made really hot. However, if you prefer less of a kick, leave out some of the spices. This will give the salad a milder taste.

The dressing combines the strong taste of ginger with a hint of chili and garlic. Add some lime juice and this is what gives this salad a robust and flavorful taste.

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13. Egg Roll Bowl

This keto-friendly one-pot meal is perfect for people who adhere to a strict ketogenic diet. Ground pork, cabbage, and spices are all ingredients in this meal.

Sriracha and green onions are also used to spice the dish.

To replace the egg roll wrapper, you simply add a scrambled egg to the bowl before proceeding with the recipe.

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14. Pizza Sausage

When it comes to ground pork sausage recipes, this recipe is hard to beat.

Homemade pizza is never that far away, even when time is tight. And if you’re interested in trying something new, this is it.

You may have a pizza that includes sausage, green peppers, mushrooms, and olives, which is a nice change from the regular pepperoni pie. It has such a distinct taste!

But how do you use the ground pork to create the sausage? It’s so easy. Simply mix together the already-ground meat, seasonings, and herbs. Cook it until it goes dark brown, pour off the excess liquid, and use it as a topping.

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15. Empanadas

Empanadas stuffed with ground pork picadillo are simply delicious.

The meat is seasoned with a range of spices including oregano and sazon. 

Now imagine all t.hose spices when combined with all the other ingredients such as capers, olives, yukon potatoes, and tomato sauce. Oh my! That’s what I call a stuffing loaded with taste!

Empanada dough is required for this recipe which is easy to make. Allow them to cool down completely, then deep-fry them until crispy. For extra-crazy delicious turnovers, serve them with some spicy sauce.

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16. Sausage Queso Dip

The components I like most are sausage and cheese, and this easy-to-make dip includes them both. It also includes green chilies, maize, and tomatoes, making it a substantial dip.

Taco seasoning mixed into the queso base will transform the result into a delicious taco-flavored dip.

Invite a bunch of tortilla chips to the party because this light and creamy dip is the best there is.

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17. Lasagna

You know, in order to bring this subject full circle, I should offer a traditional recipe for the original Italian pasta meal, lasagna. Yes, you can use ground pork in this recipe.

The meat complements the parmesan white sauce, which is packed with creamy taste. You can guarantee that you’ll love each and every mouthful are remember the melted mozzarella cheese.

With this delicious lasagna recipe, you’ll never have leftovers!

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18. Gingery Pork Ramen

This pork ramen is going to blow your mind. Using ground pork in this recipe turns ramen into a substantial meal of epic proportions.

Adding plenty of ginger makes this one noodle dish you won’t forget in a hurry. Throw in some Asian greens to ramp up the veggie content and make it super healthy.

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19. Asian Pork Cabbage Rolls

This meal is my go-to throughout the cold months. There’s nothing better to warm you up than these Asian-flavored cabbage rolls.

Ground pork is the least expensive choice, but you may use turkey, chicken, or beef to create these rolls.

Garnished with scallions, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce, the filling is even more delicious. Brown rice and eggs are an excellent combination when served with cabbage rolls.

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20. Stuffed Jalapenos

Looking for an easy yet straightforward snack to provide at your next get-together? These stuffed jalapenos are for you!

Because the seeds are removed and replaced with a sausage and cream cheese combination, these shelled peppers are not hot.

After 20 minutes in the oven, these filled peppers will be baked and ready to eat. In order to get the most taste, serve this salad with ranch dressing.

Instead of using plain cream cheese to fill the peppers, add some shredded cheese for a different texture and flavor.

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21. Pork Meatballs

When you serve tender, juicy pork meatballs during a family meal, everyone will love it. Despite having very few ingredients, these meatballs are packed full of tasty flavors.

As well as using ground pork, you’ll need to add other spices and herbs for a fabulous flavor combination.

The types of herbs, spices, used in meatball recipes include garlic powder, onion powder, coriander, paprika, and cumin.

After combining the ingredients, wash your hands are while they are wet, shape the meatballs. You’ll find it far easier.

Although meatballs are normally fried you’ll find that baked meatballs are a healthier alternative to fried meatballs. Serve with a sweet potato cut into fries.

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22. Egg Roll Soup

This egg roll served in soup form, is a belly-warming and nutritious meal. Complex but delicious, this recipe combines chicken broth and ground pork to create a comfortable union of tastes.

A variety of vegetables provide the soup with full nutritional content. A little bit of heat is provided by the ginger, while the coconut aminos provide a salty, savory taste.

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23. Sausage Hash

This sausage hash is a simple but tasty last-minute supper option.

Carrots, potatoes, onions, and green peppers contribute to this highly nutritious meal. Add zucchini, corn, and carrots for extra veggie goodness.

I believe this is one of the simplest dishes to prepare from ground pork. In all, it will take a little over 30 minutes to make.

Add rice to create a complete dinner or eat for breakfast. Either way, it’s a delicious meal.

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24. Lettuce Wraps

Try making this tasty, nutritious dish by using lettuce leaves in the place of a wrap.

This is quick and simple to prepare, you won’t need more than 20 minutes to make this dish. Cook the ground pork in a wok, adding spices as needed, until the meat is completely cooked through.

Add some chopped scallions, sesame seeds, and carrots to the ground pork and stir well before serving.

If you like heat, drizzle some sriracha on top.

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25. Sausage Egg Cups

When you say “sausage and egg,” it reminds me of a delicious breakfast. Stir some greens and parmesan cheese into the cups, and be prepared to have a hearty meal early in the morning.

It takes just a few minutes to combine the sausage and egg.

If you want your cups to be really cheesy, then top them generously with a grated cheese topping. The spinach may be omitted for a kid-friendly dinner and afterwards, serve fresh fruit in the now empty cups.

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26. Sausage Egg Casserole

Sausage, cheese, and an egg form a heartwarming dish that brings the elements together. This will quickly become a family favorite for weekend breakfasts.

You can serve this stew with French toast or cinnamon buns if you want a change from bread. Or leave the bread out if want a light breakfast and eat it as is.

Preparation is simple, and you can even cook the sausage the night before if you want. Use green chilies or add Italian spices to suit your taste.

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27. Pork Fried Rice

Ground pork is a very common ingredient in fried rice dishes, and I’ve eaten some of the best.

Add scrambled eggs and chopped vegetables and this fried rice will keep you full for hours.

Everything comes together in fifteen minutes. All you need to do is fry it up in a pan and mix everything together.

To get the best results, use day-old rice, but also fresh rice works if it has been chilled first. Using brown rice instead of white is a healthy twist on this meal.

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