Packed with nutrients like proteins, zinc, vitamins, and minerals, ground pork is full of exceptional flavors and textures that blend beautifully with most recipes. Not only is it incredibly flavorful, but ground pork is also very versatile that need not be restricted to meatloaf and meatballs.
Succulent meatballs, crunchy tacos, meaty noodle dishes, and classic burgers — here’s a collection of easy-to-prepare delicious ground pork recipes that you can whip up in minutes.
These delicious herbed pork meatballs are the perfect fit for a busy weeknight dinner. Have them with veggie-loaded farro salad or your favorite saucy pasta. You can even prepare a bigger batch of this meatball recipe and freeze it; you can then reheat and relish this meal on those days when you’re short on time!
Burgers are classic go-to foods. And here’s an incredibly flavorful ground pork burger recipe that you’ll crave to make week after week because of its sheer ease of preparation. Fresh chorizo paired with plain ground pork makes for a great combo in this hearty burger!
#3. Dan Dan Noodles
A popular Chinese recipe, Dan Dan noodles is a Szechuan classic that’s savory, hot, and full of umami flavors and spices. Although you need a little work and time to perfect this recipe, it’s worth every bit of effort. Every mouthful of these noodles will take you to new gastronomical heights!
Combining the peppery flavor of ginger with nutty garlic notes, this Asian ginger pork burger recipe will give you some of the most flavorful burgers. This crispy-edged pork burger would pair great with sweet potato fries and is a great movie time companion.
#5. Pork Bolognese
It’s hard to match the exquisite taste of tender ground pork dunked in a rich Bolognese sauce. This dish is easy to prepare and makes for soul-warming winter food. Garnish this with some tomato slices, lettuce, spicy mayonnaise, and caramelized onions, and serve with some crispy paprika sweet potato fries.
Looking for a healthy recipe but salads are just not cutting it for you? Here’s a great alternative — healthy and easy to prepare, these sweet and spicy pork lettuce wraps are amazing quick bites. For some extra kick of flavor, top it up with some hoisin sauce or Sriracha and garnish it with cilantro shavings.
An easy meal that takes about 30 minutes to prepare, this pork and hominy soup is bound to be a favorite on even the busiest of weeknights. For a dash of woody flavor, sprinkle it with a few chopped peanuts, and to add a tinge of tanginess, squeeze half a lemon into the soup.
Stir-fried recipes are among the easiest meals to put together, and this Szechuan-style pork stir fry is loaded with spectacular flavors. The best part? You need only a handful of ingredients to make it work. To add more heat, consider adding a sprinkling of crushed black pepper.
Loaded with appealing layers of cabbage, rice, and ground pork and beef, this recipe would be an absolute banger for a potluck or dinner party at home. Topped with the gooey goodness of cheddar cheese and garnished with chopped parsley, this is a complete meal in itself and makes for great leftovers.
Simple yet flavorful, every spoonful of this one-pot meal is a hug in a bowl. Ground pork, chopped apples, and smoky bacon stewed in rich herb-infused chicken stock and cider create a comforting meal that’s fitting for any occasion. Served with egg noodles and topped with cheese and sour cream, this goulash is like none other!
Mexican street corn converted into a hearty dinner; you can easily whip up this tasty recipe in minutes! Juicy ground pork cooked with poblano peppers and shallots with spicy charred corn chimichurri served in tortillas with lime crema and grated cotija — this meal packs an enormous punch of flavor!
There’s nothing like ending a hard day with a hearty soup loaded with ground pork, eggs, and noodles. Healthy and tasty, this wholesome bowl is full of Asian flavors. The ground pork is simmered in a fiery chicken broth with gochujang chili paste, honey, and some coconut milk to bring down the heat. Serve with noodles and bok choy and slurp away!
You only need about thirty minutes to prepare this flavorful dish! Cook the ground pork and black beans and pile them on the avocado, tomatoes, and apple slaw on your tacos. Black beans add a great texture and flavor to this recipe and make these tacos even more nutritious.
#14. Mexican Meatballs
A crowd favorite, these juicy Mexican pork meatballs can be your flavorful pick-me-ups on a drab weekday. The smoky garlicky flavor of the chipotle sauce mixed with the tanginess of roasted tomatoes easily delivers a burst of tasty flavors that’ll linger long after the last meatball is gone.
Easy to make and easier to devour, this pork meatball sandwich serves meatballs and sandwiches rolled into one mouthwatering meal. The addition of balsamic vinegar to caramelized onions gives them a colorful glaze and a sweet and sour tinge to the bread when layered on top — an absolutely delicious open-faced sandwich!
#16. Spring Rolls
Perfectly crisp on the outside with a deliciously gooey inside that’s packed with a satisfying filling of juicy pork, vegetables, and mushrooms, this spring roll recipe is easy and full of flavor. Served with a tangy sauce made with brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, tomato ketchup, and soy sauce, these spring rolls make for a great snack or light dinner.
Pork ragu with ravioli is a fantastic dish you can whip in minutes and is the best option for a quick weeknight meal. Doused in tangy tomato paste and a sprinkling of parsley, this meal pairs wonderfully with a refreshing salad. Cheese lovers can sprinkle some Parmesan on top for a creamier texture.
#18. Ground Pork Chili
This hearty pork chili recipe is not just easy to make but is easily customizable to suit your spice tolerance. The combination of ground pork with beans cooked with a variety of herbs and spices creates a filling meal you can’t resist. It pairs great with some cornbread and sour cream.
#19. Lasagna Soup
Ground pork seasoned with onions and fire-roasted canned tomatoes along with various herbs and spices, this recipe delivers a beautifully flavorful soup. Depending on how creamy you love your soup, you can increase or decrease the amount of cottage cheese and whipping cream you add to the broth.
An all-time favorite comfort food, spaghetti with pork Bolognese sauce is easy to prepare and has a gratifyingly rich flavor. For a healthier option, you can replace spaghetti with zoodles (zucchini noodles). Top up your noodles or zoodles with the warm sauce, and your nutrient-dense delicious dinner is ready.
If you’re a fan of lettuce wraps, this protein-filled delicious pork dish will definitely appeal to your taste buds. Although this salad is generally very hot, you can make it milder by leaving out the jalapenos. The ginger, chili, and garlic dressing makes this salad taste divine!
#22. Pork Shepherd’s Pie
Smothered in layers of sautéed veggies, a slow-simmered mixture of meat, topped with mashed potatoes, and sprinkled with cheese, this simple pork shepherd’s pie is a stunning dinner when baked to perfection. You can change the seasonings according to your preferences, and for a thick gravy, add a bit of flour, beef broth, or tomato paste to it.
This hearty and healthy comfort food is unlike any other recipe. A delicious mix of juicy ground pork and cooked rice rolled in cabbage leaves that are then boiled in a tomato-based paste seasoned with herbs and spices is enough to send your taste buds tingling! If you’re a spice lover, feel free to go crazy on the cayenne!
This rustic dish is just what you want a comforting and filling Italian meal to taste like. Ground pork, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, and rigatoni pasta are cooked in a vibrant, summery sauce spiced with cayenne, paprika, fennel, and coconut sugar. This sweet, spicy, and cheesy dinner is easy to prepare and tastes divine!
#25. Banh Mi Pizza
You can’t beat this vibrant pizza that’s bursting with flavors of fresh basil wrapped in creamy sriracha mayo, loaded with veggies, and garnished with cilantro. Soft pizza dough topped with fresh mozzarella cheese, some Vietnamese pork meatballs, and eggs loaded on fresh naan makes up this unique dish.
Whether it’s a cozy weeknight dinner, an appetizer before a full course meal, or a light evening snack, these crispy dumplings will quickly become one of your favorites. This Chinese classic is simple and easy to prepare and features an appetizing filling made of cabbage, ground pork, mushrooms, and green onions covered in tender dough and cooked until golden brown.
#27. Kimchi Fried Rice
Loaded with ground pork, egg, green onions, and kimchi, this nutrient-dense homestyle fried rice is sure to be a weeknight favorite. Load it up with any other veggies you like, and to pack a punch with some extra heat, you can add a generous amount of gochujang to the recipe. Serve it hot with nori strips or boiled eggs.
#28. Picadillo Recipe
Although picadillo is traditionally prepared with ground beef, this recipe allows you to cook it with ground pork and get a similarly delicious meal. Fragrant, flavorful, and versatile, this meal delivers a saucy stew filled with olives, bell peppers, and potatoes and is best served with fried plantains, warm rice, burritos, or tacos.