People will often choose beef for a recipe that requires ground meat, but that’s not your only option. Ground pork is often a lot cheaper and it tastes really good. It goes well with lots of different styles of cooking so it is very versatile.
It has a meaty flavor without being too strong, but is nice and juicy and takes on the flavors of herbs and spices very well.
There are so many ground pork recipes available online, but to help get you started we have put together a list of the best recipes for you to try. There is a wide variety of dishes on this list so you are bound to find something that you love.
Nachos are the perfect food with crunchy tortilla chips, melted cheese, and tangy tomato- what more could you want? Tasty ground pork is the answer- the addition of some juicy spiced meat to these nachos makes them even better. Enjoy them with friends or as a side dish.
This recipe has a strange name but doesn’t let that put you off. Potstickers are dumplings and these are filled with a delicious mixture of ground pork, cabbage, green onions, and ginger.
They are a little bit fiddly but can still be ready in an hour so are a great food to treat yourself to at the weekend, or to cook for friends and family to impress them.
Szechuan Style Spicy Pork Stir Fry
This stir fry is quick and easy to make and tastes amazing. It doesn’t need many ingredients but the flavors will blow you away.
The ground pork cooks quickly but doesn’t go dry, and it takes on the Asian flavors to create a great taste with every mouthful. This recipe uses asparagus but if you can’t get hold of any then green beans will work just fine.
Korean Ground Pork Soup
This soup is the ultimate Korean comfort food. It has the perfect combination of aromatic flavors, coconut sweetness, and a spicy kick from the chili. The bok choy adds a lovely fresh flavor and some vegetable goodness, making this a nutritious meal.
The cherry on the cake is that this soup is garnished with mayak eggs- Korean marinated eggs with a soy flavor and a lovely soft consistency.
Spicy Pork Ramen
Ramen is a nourishing and comforting meal, and this recipe is no exception. Chicken ramen can get quite boring, so using ground pork gives this recipe an edge over other ramen recipes. The trick to getting the most out of the ingredients is to saute the ginger and the garlic to release all of the flavors.
Italian Wedding Soup
As the name suggests, this meal is traditionally served at Italian weddings. The ground pork is rolled into meatballs which are seared to give them a lovely caramelized flavor, before being simmered in a broth with vegetables and orzo or acini de Pepe.
Plenty of garlic is used to flavor the soup and it is finished with a generous amount of grated parmesan cheese.
Egg Roll In A Bowl
This easy recipe has all of the flavors from a great takeout but without the unhealthy ingredients, making it budget-friendly and diet-friendly. It only takes half an hour to make so you can satisfy your cravings in next to no time.
The ground pork takes on the flavors of ginger, garlic, and sesame oil and tastes fantastic. This meal is also packed with slaw which is full of vitamins and minerals, ticking off some of your five a day.
Swedish meatballs are the perfect comfort for a cold winter day. The creamy gravy has the warmth of allspice and nutmeg and the meat is soft and tender.
This recipe uses a combination of ground pork and beef, but you can swap it out for all pork if you prefer. Make sure you sear the meatballs so they go nice and brown on the outside as this adds extra flavor.
Spicy Ground Pork Chili
This recipe makes a nice change to the traditional beef mince chili by using ground pork instead. It still has a rich, meaty flavor, and warm spices and is packed with vegetables and tasty tomatoes.
You can make it in one pot and leave it to simmer while you get on with other things. This makes it the perfect recipe for a Saturday afternoon so you can prepare it in advance ready for your evening meal.
Ground Pork Tacos
Pork and pineapple is an excellent combination that really lights up your taste buds in this delicious recipe. With tangy orange and a kick of strong red onion, the fresh ingredients create an incredible flavor that really complements the pork.
The sauce is flavored with chipotle pepper, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin, and garlic. I bet your mouth is watering just reading about these tacos, so give this recipe a try and see for yourself what they are like.
BBQ Pork Slider Burgers
Picture the scene- it’s summertime, the weather is warm, and you are craving a nice meaty meal. You could have a classic beef burger, or you could have a BBQ pork slider, what do you choose? With this recipe, you don’t have to choose! It combines the best bits of both meals to create these tasty burger sliders made with ground pork.
Chipotle Pork Burgers
This is another great take on a classic burger, but this time using pork and spicy chipotle flavorings. In this recipe, the pork is paired with creamy avocado which cuts through the spice and adds another layer of flavor and texture to the dish.
The best thing about these egg rolls is that you can do all the prep in advance and even assemble them the day before. This makes them a great food to make for a party as all you need to do on the day is cook them- all the messy preparation is done.
They are also easy to eat with your fingers which makes them a great option for a buffet or a party. They are packed with ground pork and vegetables and bursting with Asian flavors that everyone will love.
Rigatoni With Pork And Peppers
In this recipe, ground pork is flavored with fennel to give that lovely flavor associated with Italian sausages. This counteracts the sweetness of the peppers and tomatoes and comes together with the pasta and the cheese to create a truly satisfying meal. This is a recipe that you will want to make again and again.
Pork Banh Mi Bowls
Spicy and salty with a bit of pickled sourness- what more could you want from a pork dish? This recipe will blow your mind and your tastebuds. One of the best things about it is that it is so customizable- you add whatever you want to your Banh Mi bowl to make it suit your preferences.
Scallion Noodles With Pork
This delicious Asian dish can be made with ingredients readily available at most grocery stores and supermarkets, so it is a convenient way to get those delicious flavors into your meal plan for the week.
The minced ginger gives this meal a real depth of flavor and the shredded carrot is an easy way to pack in more vegetables into your diet. Make sure you cook the ground pork until it is crispy and golden to really get the best flavor and texture for this recipe.
In this Filipino recipe, the ground pork is cooked in a tomato sauce with a variety of vegetables to create a simple but tasty meal. It is not hard to see why this is a staple dish in many Filipino households.
This recipe also includes hard-boiled eggs which add extra flavor, and a nice soft texture to counterbalance the meat, and brings more protein to the meal.
Latin Style Naan Pork Pizza
Naan bread pizzas are really quick and easy to make but are super delicious. This recipe draws inspiration from Latin flavors to create Italian food using Indian bread- fusion cooking at its best! The ground pork is seasoned with lime juice and cilantro and is just fantastic.
This is a great meal to cook for family and friends- just make up a few naan pizzas, slice them up, and put them in the middle of the table so everyone can help themselves.
Tuscan Pork Smash Burgers
These pressed pork burgers with taleggio cheese are flavored with fresh herbs and topped with garlic mayonnaise. When you bite into the burger you will be astounded at the depth of flavor and the beautiful textures in your mouth.
If you are hosting a BBQ and want to really impress your friends, whip up these burgers instead of a classic beef burger.
Bolognese is a classic ground meat recipe, and this one uses pork instead of mince for a lighter but equally tasty meal. It makes a nice change to beef, and the whole family will love it topped with Parmesan cheese.
Serve it with spaghetti and some garlic bread – cheese garlic bread if you are feeling particularly indulgent. It can be cooked and on the table within 40 minutes so it is an easy meal to cook on a weeknight after work.
Lasagna soup has all the much-loved flavors of lasagna but is much quicker to make. It only takes 40 minutes to make and is a bowl of steaming hot comfort, so this recipe is certain to become one of your favorites.
The ingredients are simple and you can make it in one pot, making this a very convenient meal as well as a tasty one.
Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Bowls
If you love the combination of sweet and salty flavors then you will love this recipe for Vietnamese caramelized pork bowls. All you need to flavor the meat is chili, garlic, ginger, fish sauce, and sugar. How you cook the meat is very important to get the right flavor and texture- make sure it is golden brown to get that caramelized flavor.
Teriyaki Pork Meatballs
These pork meatballs are seared in a pan for color and flavor before being baked in a sticky Teriyaki sauce. Pork is a meat that goes really well with sweet flavors, and this recipe brings these two things together perfectly.
This recipe recommends pairing the meatballs with jasmine rice, but you can put them with whatever you fancy.
Egg Roll Noodle Skillet
This recipe combines all of the things you love about egg rolls into a one-pan meal that is quick and easy to make. The ground pork is cooked with soft cabbage and crunchy vegetables like carrots and celery to create a perfect blend of flavors and textures.
Ramen noodles are added along with a sweet and sticky sauce that brings the whole dish together.
Sweet And Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps
One of the best things about going to an Asian restaurant is tucking into pork lettuce wraps. With this recipe, you can do it from the comfort of your very own home! If you are trying to eat a healthy diet then this meal is a great alternative to salad, which is much more interesting and feels more fulfilling too.
With plenty of fresh ingredients and exciting flavors, you will be surprised at how much you love this simple meal.
Pork Fried Rice
Pork-fried rice is a straightforward meal that will hit the spot every time. It isn’t greasy or overly salty like takeout rice- it’s fluffy and packed with fresh ingredients to create a nourishing but delicious meal for the whole family. And the best part is, it’s ready in only 30 minutes!
Faster than you can order takeout and get it delivered. So put down the menu for your local Chinese delivery and get out your frying pan to try out this great recipe.
Corn Chimichurri Pork Tacos
Taco Tuesday just got a whole lot more exciting in your house with this incredible recipe. With the cotija cheese, tangy lime, and juicy meat, you will feel like you are eating at a Mexican restaurant rather than from your own kitchen! The chimichurri flavors are fresh and fragrant and lift this dish to another level.
Pork Egg Roll Soup
This soup is a healthier version of the classic egg roll from your favorite Chinese takeout or restaurant. The crunchy wontons give you a nice texture to remind you of an egg roll, and the soup is packed with cabbage, onion, carrot, and ground pork.
The dish is seasoned with garlic, ginger, soy, and sesame for an authentic Asian flavor.
Juicy Ground Pork Burger
Not all pork burger recipes have to be super fancy. Ground pork is just as tasty as ground beef, and this recipe for a classic pork burger proves it. The meat is juicy and packed with flavor, topped with melted cheese, and served in a toasted bun- perfection!
Thai Minced Pork Over Rice Noodles
This is a super healthy recipe that does not compromise on flavor. The ground pork is cooked with fish sauce, rice wine, soy sauce, chili powder, lime juice, and cilantro for fresh and fragrant flavors that will leave you wanting more, so leave room for seconds!
Cuban Sloppy Joes
Cuban flavors and pork go together perfectly, and this recipe is a perfect example. The meat takes on the tangy citrus and when it is topped with swiss cheese and pickles it creates a match made in heaven.
Bun Cha is Vietnamese meatballs and if you haven’t tried them before then you need to cook this recipe as soon as possible. One bite and you will feel like you are on the streets of Hanoi.
Banh Mi Pizza
This recipe is a take on a classic Vietnamese sandwich but turned into a tasty pizza with delicious melted cheese. The textures are a great mix of soft and crunchy.
Dan Dan Noodles
Dan Dan Noodles are a classic Chinese dish that has many varieties. This particular recipe has been tried and tested to find the perfect blend of flavors.
Pork And Rosemary Lasagne
This recipe is a twist on the classic beef lasagne, with the addition of Rosemary for an earthy and fragrant flavor that complements the pork perfectly. You will love this recipe if you fancy a change from the usual lasagne.