Ground Pork Recipes

Flavorful and kid-friendly, our ground pork recipes cook quickly and are fast, easy weeknight meals. Try our pork fried rice, pork burgers, inside-out dumplings, juicy pork meatballs, a rich ragu, Scotch eggs, empanadas, and many more delicious meals.

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Classic Meatloaf

Rating: 3.5 stars 705
Good meatloaf is about as comforting as comfort food gets. Thankfully, meatloaf doesn't have to be complicated to be good. It just needs to be tender (from breadcrumbs soaked in milk and gentle handling) and flavorful (from onion, garlic, and ketchup). We use a 50-50 mix of ground beef and ground pork and if you're wondering how long to cook meatloaf, this fan-favorite recipe takes 45-55 minutes at 400°F.

Simple Homemade Sausage Patties

Rating: 3 stars 368
Assembling pork sausages is a snap and, as always, if you use best-quality ingredients, it's hard to beat homemade.From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).

Stuffed Cabbage

Rating: 3.5 stars 564
Stuffed cabbage is not only filling, but it's also simple to prepare. Our hearty stuffed cabbage recipe calls for meat, veggies, and more. Serve stuffed cabbage with hot tomato sauce and sour cream for the ultimate comforting winter meal.

Classic Meatloaf

Rating: 3.5 stars 510
Not your average blue-plate special, this meatloaf recipe brings three ground meats together with a sweet-and-sour glaze to form a tender and moist mealtime favorite.

Dan Dan Noodles

Making 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.

Bolognese Sauce

Rating: 3.5 stars 228
Martha's traditional Bolognese sauce recipe is not as heavily based on tomatoes as typical Italian-American meat sauces. In fact, the meat is cooked with white wine, milk, and chicken stock in addition to tomatoes.

Ginger-Peanut Turkey Stir-Fry

For a fast—and satisfying—weeknight dinner turn to this stir fry. It's also a fresh answer to the age-old question of what to do with that package of ground meat in the freezer. A bold and silky sauce made with lime juice, fish sauce, peanut butter, and chili compliments just about any type of ground meat you have on hand. Serve it up with rice, loads of fresh herbs, and big, wrap-able greens.  
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Brothy Orzo and Pork Meatballs

In this one-pot dinner recipe, meatballs are given a makeover for spring. Ground pork, fennel seed, and Parmesan are mixed togther and formed into meatballs that cook in a light, bright broth with orzo pasta, lemon juice, and fresh dill. 
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Pork Egg Rolls

Rating: 3.5 stars 94
Plenty of ground pork and veggies make this take-out favorite quicker and tastier than delivery. The egg rolls can be fried or baked; surprisingly, calorie-wise, both are about the same.

Pork Pie

This savory, double-crusted pie is delicious served warm or chilled.

Swedish Meatballs

Rating: 3 stars 554
Made from a combination of beef and pork, these meatballs are a Scandinavian favorite that goes from appetizer to main in a flash (just add noodles). It's a tradition to serve them with sweet-tart lingonberry jam; if you can't find it, grape or red-currant jelly is a good substitute.

Classic Meatballs

Rating: 3.5 stars 41
With a savory blend of meats, flavorful cheese, and garlic, these meatballs are sure to be an instant favorite. The meatballs can be cooked without the sauce: Just reduce the heat to medium once they've browned, and cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
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Inspiration and Ideas

These 15 Quick Pork Recipes Are Weeknight Dinner Heroes
Put dinner on the table in under an hour with these quick and easy pork recipes including broiled pork chops, dan dan noodles, and meatball skillet bake.
Pork Bolognese
Rating: 3.5 stars 38

This bolognese pasta dish uses ground pork, but you can swap it out for beef, turkey, or lamb.