Ground Pork Stir Fry is a quick stir fry topped with an addicting peanut sauce! Make it in just 15 minutes if you use shortcut rice!
You guys are going to LOVE this easy weeknight meal! You may have noticed that I like using ground meat in recipes. It’s because it cooks up SO fast and that makes it perfect for quick weeknight dinners. Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes and Mini BBQ Meatloaf are two favorites with ground beef but it’s nice to switch it up every once-in-a-while, and ground pork is a great way to do this.
This ground pork stir fry is healthy, it’s easy, it’s full of flavor, and it’s family-approved! What’s not to love?
I came up with this recipe for my weekly meal plan group, and it’s been received really well. Every week I ask for feedback on the meals in our facebook group, and we determine together what meals stay and what meals go. It’s so fun to hear what families think of the meals – especially when the group is a bit skeptical of a recipe, but then they love it! This ground pork stir fry was a hit with many of the kids. I’d love to know what you think! Leave me comment and rating below if you try it out.
So. In this delicious ground pork stir fry, we’ve got: ground pork. Mushrooms and spinach. Plenty of rice. And a delicious peanut sauce to bring it all together. I really like meals that include all components (protein, carb, vegetable, flavor) in one. It simplifies meals and makes cooking an weeknight dinner at home doable!
Ground Pork Stir Fry
Here are a few more details and specifics on this ground pork stir fry:
What can I use ground pork for?
Uhhhh, this GROUND PORK STIR FRY! I also have a delicious recipe for easy udon noodle stir fry that’s made with ground pork.
How do you saute ground pork?
It’s so easy to make ground pork stir fry, it’s one of the reasons that I love this meal. It cooks up in a matter of minutes, which again, makes it a great weeknight meal.
It has a bit of fat in it (not a lot, but it isn’t fat free) so I’ve found that I usually don’t need to oil the pan. You can add a bit however if you want to ensure that nothing sticks.
Is ground pork healthy?
Ahhhh, the old healthy vs. unhealthy battle. If you eat meat, then yes, I think ground pork is healthy. If you don’t eat meat or don’t eat pork, NO. Ground pork isn’t healthy for you. It’s all a matter of personal opinion. Seriously! 😉
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Ground Pork Stir Fry is a quick stir fry topped with an addicting peanut sauce!
- 1.5 cups rice
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1” knob ginger
- 5 oz. white mushrooms
- 4 green onions
- 2 Tbsp. peanut butter (creamy works best)
- 3 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tsp. sriracha (or more)
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar or lemon/lime juice
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 16 oz. ground pork
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 6 oz. spinach
1. Prepare ingredients:
Cook rice as directed on package.
Peel ginger and mince.
Thinly slice green onions.
2. Make peanut sauce: whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, sriracha (add more if you like spice!), honey, and rice wine vinegar.
3. Heat large pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to pan and when hot, add pork to pan. Break up with a wooden spoon for about 1 minute, then add mushrooms, garlic, and ginger to pan. Season with 1/4 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.
4. Add spinach to pan, toss with pork and cook for about 1 minute, until wilted.
5. Serve with peanut sauce, sliced green onions and sesame seeds.
- Get your kids involved! They can: mix together peanut sauce, add sesame seeds and green onions to their rice bowls.
- SHORTCUT: Use microwavable or instant rice to make things really quick.
Keywords: stir fry, ground pork, weeknight dinner