Easy, Versatile & Delicious: Get to Know Ground Pork
Why do we love ground pork? For pretty much the same reasons we love ground beef: it’s hearty, tasty, versatile and (most importantly) it’s easy to prepare.
So if ground beef is on your grocery list every week, think about giving ground pork a spin. You can actually substitute it for ground beef in many of your favorite recipes, either in whole or in part (which can save money). A burger or meatloaf made from a half-and-half mix of pork and beef is juicy and wonderful.
Just how versatile is ground pork? Well, as these six recipes prove, ground pork is at home in everything from a rich, meaty one-dish pasta skillet to a Thai-spiced pork salad that’s substantial enough for dinner. It tweaks the flavor on old-fashioned Sloppy Joes just enough to make them seem new again, and what kid is going to turn down a giant meatball (think of it as mini-meatloaf)? Whatever you’re in the mood for tonight, chances are there’s a ground pork recipe to satisfy!
Pasta, tomato sauce and cheese combine with ground pork into a classic, easy one-dish dinner.
Since Sloppy Joes are all about the sauce, the substitution of ground pork here doesn’t detract from the flavor (and adds some extra juiciness).
Meatloaf is made more fun when it’s divvied up into individual meatballs!
The classic Thai take-out dish is super easy to make — just 15 minutes (or less time than it’d take you to look up the number of your local Thai place).
Don’t be fooled by “salad” here; served with steamed rice, this wonderfully spiced recipe is without a doubt hearty enough for dinner.
Another satisfying one-dish dinner, this time with rice instead of pasta (and with a Spanish-flair to boot).