This super easy Ground Pork Stir Fry Recipe is perfect for a quick and easy Asian inspired weeknight meal. Full of vegetables and inexpensive ground pork this meal only takes 15 minutes to make!
What to make with ground pork? That is the question I asked myself not too long ago when I found myself with a pound of pork that need to be used. So I figured why not make an easy ground pork recipe for dinner. I decided I wanted to go with an Asian Inspiration, so I loosely based this recipe after one of my blogs top dinner recipes, Korean Ground Turkey & Rice Bowls.
For this Ground Pork Stir Fry Recipe I decided that I wanted to make it more of a stir fry over just a rice bowl by adding some vegetables! So after the first time I made this stir fry I instantly knew it was going to have to get up on the blog.
Ready in 15 minutes, this dish is super fast but also inexpensive, healthy, and absolutely delicious!
Ground Pork. The most inexpensive out of all of the ground meats, at my local grocery you can find a pound of ground pork for nearly half the price of beef or turkey. So when you are on a budget, grab for that pork!
The Vegetables. I kept it simple with common vegetables to keep it inexpensive and easy. I use broccoli, carrots, and spinach. The best thing about using these ingredients is you can find them all at the store pre-prepped for you. If you are really short on time or just looking for ease you can get shredded carrots, broccoli florets, and pre-washed spinach at almost every grocery store. And even if you don’t get them pre-prepped, shredding a carrot and chopping broccoli into florets only takes a handful of minutes!
The flavorings. Again the name of the game with this recipe is simplicity so I only use a handful of ingredients to flavor the dish but the ingredients are selected because they all add of ton of flavor. You will use minced garlic, added to the vegetables. And then to make a quick stir fry sauce, soy sauce, ground ginger, and a little honey. So easy right!
And then to garnish, simple sesame seeds and some chopped green onions do the trick beautifully!
Lastly you will want to serve this stir fry over rice. You can choose what fits you and your family, I love classic white rice but brown rice would work too. Heck even cauliflower rice would probably be delicious here!
First you will make the super easy stir fry sauce! Combine the soy sauce, ground ginger, and honey in a small bowl and whisk together.
Then in a large skillet over medium-high heat crumble and brown ground pork for 5 minutes. There will probably be quite a bit of grease so you’ll want to drain that before adding the vegetables.
Reduce heat to medium and add the carrots, broccoli, garlic, and stir fry sauce. Cook together stirring occasionally about 4-5 minutes until vegetables are starting to become tender.
Add the spinach to the skillet. It seems like a large amount, but it wilts so much! So stir the spinach into the stir fry until it becomes reduced and wilted, about 2-3 minutes.
Remove from heat and serve immediately, best served over rice and garnished with sesame seeds and green onions!
And make sure you note! Since this stir fry comes together so fast it probably is going to take longer to cook your rice depending on the method. So start your rice cooking before you start your stir fry!
TIPS & TRICKS
• Feel free to play with the veggies, add more or add different ones, onions would go well in here, so would snow peas
• if you like things spicy I recommend adding a little sriracha to the sauce
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 2 cups packed spinach
- sesame seeds
- green onions
- Make stir fry sauce by combining soy sauce, ground ginger, and honey in a small bowl and whisking together.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat crumble and brown ground pork for 5 minutes. Drain grease from the skillet.
- Reduce heat to medium and add carrots, broccoli, garlic, and stir fry sauce. Cook together stirring occasionally about 4 minutes until vegetables are starting to become tender.
- Add the spinach to the skillet and stir together until spinach becomes cooked and wilted, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and serve immediately, best served over rice and garnished with sesame seeds and green onions.
if making rice, chances are the rice will take longer to cook than the stir fry, so before starting the recipe, start cooking your rice
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 447 Total Fat: 28g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 107mg Sodium: 1338mg Carbohydrates: 15g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 5g Protein: 36g