When it comes to quickly putting a tasty and affordable meal on your table, this Ground Pork Asian Stir Fry is hard to beat!
This colorful dish combines delicious flavors and satisfying textures while remaining straightforward to cook and using affordable ingredients.
Cooking with ground pork isn’t the most common choice, so we are going to explain why we chose to use ground pork instead of a different protein, and also share some more information about this ground pork Asian stir fry recipe.
If you’d like to skip the information, just scroll down to the ingredients and get cooking. It’s an easy to follow recipe that we’re sure you’ll enjoy!
Why did you use ground pork in this recipe?
We used ground pork instead of a different protein in this stir fry for a few reasons:
- Ground pork is super affordable at Lake Geneva Country Meats. It’s less expensive than ground beef, chicken breast, or other cuts of pork.
- The lighter flavor compared to beef really shines with Asian flavors like soy sauce.
- Since our ground pork at Lake Geneva Country Meats is 80% lean compared to 85% lean ground beef, the little bit more fat helps balance the acidity in soy sauce!
You can use ground beef, cut up chicken breast, or another protein in this recipe, but we really do like it as a ground pork Asian stir fry!
How else can I customize this ground pork Asian stir fry recipe?
This is a very customizable recipe, and the easiest way to make it your own is by adding more vegetables. Ideas for vegetable additions include:
- Sliced mushrooms
- Sliced carrots
- Leafy greens like bok choy, kale, or chard
- Sliced water chestnuts
If you’re in a time pinch, using a frozen bag of Asian stir fry vegetables is a great time (and money) saving option as well!
Finally, you could also mix up the seasoning by adding a hot sauce like Sriracha if you like!
What is mirin?
Since soy sauce is so salty, we like to balance it with a touch of sweetness. Mirin is a Japanese rice wine that has a naturally sweet flavor that perfectly complements soy sauce.
If you’ve never cooked with mirin, we suggest you try it as a sweetener instead of sugar or honey. It’s easily available to find in grocery stores.
If you don’t have mirin, you can use 1 tsp. of white sugar instead in this ground pork Asian stir fry to balance the flavor. This substitution works fine, but does make a dish with less depth of flavor.
How should I serve this ground pork Asian stir fry?
We suggest serving your ground pork Asian stir fry over rice and garnished with freshly chopped green onion and sprinkled with sesame seeds. The garnishes add a pop of flavor, texture, and color that takes this dish to the top.
You can also serve your stir fry over rice noodles or by itself if you prefer. If you’re looking for a low-carb recipe, this dish really can fit the bill!
We hope you feel totally prepared to go out and make this ground pork Asian stir fry recipe. If you have more questions, please leave us a comment, and we’ll get back to you.
Since this is such a customizable recipe, we also appreciate comments sharing tweaks and additions that people made to our recipe!
If you like this recipe, and are looking for more ideas on how to incorporate ground pork into your meal plans, you can check out all of our ground pork recipes!
Alright, it’s time to get cooking – we’ll see you soon at Lake Geneva Country Meats!
- 1 lb Ground Pork
- 2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 3 Bell Pepper (various colors – sliced)
- 1 Yellow Onion (sliced)
- 1 cup Broccoli (florets)
- 2 clove Garlic (minced)
- .25 cup Soy Sauce
- 1 Tbsp Mirin (or substitute 1 tsp white sugar)
- 2 tsp Sesame Oil
- Green Onion (freshly sliced for garnish)
- Sesame Seeds (for garnish)
Heat a large skillet or wok to medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, add the ground pork, and seas with salt and pepper.
Cook the ground pork until it is browned, breaking the pork into small pieces as it cooks. Once cooked, remove the pork to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
In the same dish, add the remaining tablespoon of oil. Sauté the onion, peppers, and broccoli for about 6 minutes, until the vegetables are tender. Then add the garlic and cook until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute.
In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, mirin, and sesame oil. Add the cooked pork back to the vegetable mixture, and pour in the soy sauce mix. Stir well to combine, and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.
Taste the dish and adjust the seasoning to your preference. A bit more soy sauce, salt, or pepper may be needed. You can also add a touch of hot sauce such as Sriracha to the dish if you like a spicy dish.
Once cooked, remove the dish from the heat, and serve over rice with chopped green onions, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
Enjoy your ground pork Asian stir fry!