Ground Pork Recipes
Flavorful and kid-friendly, ground pork also cooks quickly and is extraordinarily versatile. It’s just the thing for fast, easy weeknight meals from fried rice to pork burgers to inside-out dumplings, and more. And it’s an economical choice for family meals. Ground pork has a higher fat content than other ground meat, and a richer flavor. Give ground beef a rest and try using ground pork instead; it’s the key to juicy meatballs, a rich ragu, Scotch eggs, empanadas, and many more delicious meals. Check out our tried and tested recipes and be sure to stock your freezer with ground pork.
Wonton SoupMaking this classic Chinese soup is a lot of fun and easier than you might think -- it's the perfect snow-day activity.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Dan Dan NoodlesMaking chili oil from scratch is easy and adds a delicious complex flavor to this dish, but you can use regular hot chili oil instead in a pinch.
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Pork Tenderloin With Honeyed ButterPork tenderloin is juicier than most other cuts of pork and is quick-cooking and lean. Browning the meat in butter and honey before roasting gives it a hint of sweetness.
Pork Fried RiceIf you have any leftover cooked rice, use it for this dish -- it won't stick together in the skillet and it's an economical, tasty supper that's faster than takeout.
Pork BologneseThis pasta dish uses ground pork, but you can swap it out for beef, turkey, or lamb.
Emeril's Pork-and-Chorizo Burgers with Green-Chile MayoIf you're looking for an alternative burger to really kick things up at your next backyard cookout, this savory pork version from Emeril Legasse will leave your guests clamoring for more.
Pork and Potato MeatloafUsing store-bought frozen hash browns cuts the prep time and the high vegetable content cuts the fat, making this convenient and healthy meatloaf recipe a great weeknight dinner.
Pork-and-Cabbage DumplingsThese juicy dumplings are easy to make. When cooking for a crowd, Eunsook Pai sears the dumplings a couple of hours in advance and then steams them just before serving. Although she makes her dumpling wrappers from scratch, store-bought ones also do the trick.
Pork MeatballsThis big-batch recipe makes enough meatballs and sauce for two meals -- use the leftovers in our Meatball Pita Pizzas or Meatball Sandwiches.
Pork Egg RollsPlenty of ground pork and veggies and it's quicker and tastier than delivery. The egg rolls can be fried or baked; surprisingly, calorie-wise, both are about the same.
Stuffed Savoy Cabbage with Beef, Pork, and Rice in a Spicy Tomato SauceThis recipe brings an old family favorite into the 21st century. Savoy cabbage becomes a wrapper for a fragrant mix of beef, pork, herbs, and nutty brown rice. The bundles, which meld with a spicy tomato sauce, are easy to make: The cabbage leaves are boiled briefly until tender and pliable, and then folded around the filling.
Barbecue Pork BurgersThese burgers take their inspiration from barbecued pulled pork, so it's no surprised that the patties themselves are made with chopped red onion and barbecue sauce.
Pork and Vegetable DumplingsDumpling wrappers can be found in the produce section of many supermarkets.
Martha Liao's Spring RollsPrepare this family recipe for spring rolls, from opera singer Hao Jian Tian and Martha Liao, his wife, for a special or everyday occasion. Also try: Martha Liao's Peking Duck
Pork Empanadas with ThymeThese savory patties can be an appetizer or part of a full meal.
Pork Boulettes with Creole MustardEmeril Lagasse makes breaded pork boulettes served with creole mustard; and plates ribs with blackeyed peas and andouille sausage.Recipe
Mapo TofuWhole Szechuan peppercorns give this dish pops of the mouth-tingling numbness that's traditional to Szechuan cuisine. Look for black bean sauce and chili bean paste in Asian markets or in the Asian aisle of larger grocery stores.Recipe
Pork and Vegetable DumplingsThese richly flavored dumplings are served with a soy and sesame oil dipping sauce.Recipe
Steamed Pearl BallsThese little pork-and-shrimp meatballs are rolled in raw rice, then steamed until the grains resemble shiny pearls.Recipe
Chinese Vegetable Soup with Egg DumplingsThese unique dumplings are like tiny omelettes cooked in a ladle directly over a burner.Recipe
Fresh Fettuccine with Quick Meat SauceThis is a satisfying pasta dish when you don't have a lot of time to spare.Recipe
Pork PicadilloWe like this versatile mixture, a Latin-American favorite, with rice; the smoky, sweet, tangy flavors of our version skew Mexican.Recipe
Meat Loaf SandwichesMeat loaf is delicious warm or cold. These sandwiches came to us courtesy of Ford Roberts of Las Vegas, Nevada.Recipe
Pork PieThis savory, double-crusted pie is delicious served warm or chilled.Recipe
Moroccan Hand Pies with Eggplant and ApricotsGet a handle on dinner with these portable pies. Dried apricots and harissa, a North African chile sauce, lend sweetness and heat to the meaty filling of these buttery, flaky hand pies. Harissa brands vary in intensity, so taste yours first. If it seems fiery, start with a little, and cook a portion of the meat to test it.Recipe
Ragu BologneseUse this rich meat sauce to make our Lasagna Bolognese.Recipe
Lemongrass Pork BurgersThe flavors of Southeast Asia were the inspiration for this lean, delicious burger, which has an alluring floral note of lemongrass and a good dose of ginger, too.Recipe
Scotch EggsThe egg in the middle makes this a protein-packed finger food,.Recipe
Grandpa Wong’s Pork and Bok Choy Wonton SoupThis recipe comes from James Wong, grandfather of Michelle Wong, associate style editor at Martha Stewart Living. Unlike most wontons, they contain ample fresh greens; you can substitute fresh spinach for the bok choy greens, if you like. Store-bought wonton wrappers are an easy, time-saving alternative to homemade ones.Recipe
Swedish MeatballsSwedish meatballs is one of the hot dishes that make up a traditional smorgasbord. Serve the meatballs alongside our Egg Noodles in Caraway Butter.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Vietnamese Kebabs with Sugarcane Skewers, Dipping Sauce, and Lettuce CupsLettuce wraps, sugarcane skewers, and add-ins such as lemongrass make tasty bundles bursting with the flavors of Southeast Asia. Sugarcane adds a hint of sweetness and an authentic touch, but wooden skewers make a fine stand-in -- just soak them in water for 20 minutes before using.Recipe
Hawaiian MeatballsA sweet-and-sour pineapple glaze brings a taste of the Pacific islands to these crowd-pleasing pork meatballs.Video
Pepper Jack Pork and Onions BurgerSarah Carey makes a delicious pork burger with grilled white onions and Anaheim chiles, layered with cheese and cilantro, it’s sure to become a summertime grilling favorite.