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Old 05-15-2011, 10:38 PM   #1
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Ideas for ground pork uses?

I bought a couple pounds of fresh ground pork that were for sale and figured I'd come up with some use for them. Have any ideas? I thought about making fresh country sausage or maybe just using it in place of ground beef. I don't have a ton of exotic stuff available to me so can't do anything too fancy. Maybe something I can do on the grill?

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Old 05-15-2011, 10:57 PM   #2
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Breakfast sausage
Italian sausage
Meatballs
Meatloaf, my personal favourite: Mock Armadillo (Danish meatloaf). Nothing exotic in that, but it's yummy.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:03 PM   #3
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Be quick for a little chili verde.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:18 PM   #4
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I sometimes use it in a tomato sauce with meat for pasta.
Asian flavored pork burgers.
Siu mai
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:46 PM   #5
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Homemade wontons & soup was quick, easy and tasted better than the restaurants. I used Swanson chicken broth this time but next time I will time it so I have homemade chicken stock. Better than ANY take out!! Start to finish it took maybe 1/2 hour.

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Old 05-16-2011, 06:55 AM   #6
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Dirty rice.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:27 AM   #7
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Lobster sauce (which is made with ground pork and NOT lobster) add shrimp or fresh string beans to it.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:42 AM   #8
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Pork Meatball Bahn Mi, courtesy BA Mag

Ingredients

Hot Chili Mayo
•2/3 cup mayonnaise
•2 green onions, finely chopped
•1 tablespoon hot chili sauce (such as sriracha)*

Meatballs
•1 pound ground pork
•1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
•4 garlic cloves, minced
•3 green onions, finely chopped
•1 tablespoon fish sauce (such as nam pla or nuoc nam)
•1 tablespoon hot chili sauce (such as sriracha)
•1 tablespoon sugar
•2 teaspoons cornstarch
•1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
•1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt

Sandwiches
•2 cups coarsely grated carrots
•2 cups coarsely grated peeled daikon (Japanese white radish)**
•1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
•1/4 cup sugar
•1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
•1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil
•4 10-inch-long individual baguettes or four 10-inch-long pieces French-bread baguette (cut from 2 baguettes)
•Thinly sliced jalapeño chiles
•16 large fresh cilantro sprigs
•*Available in the Asian foods section of many supermarkets and at Asian markets.
•**Available at some supermarkets and at Asian markets.

Preparation
hot chili mayo
•Stir all ingredients in small bowl. Season with salt. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.

meatballs
•Line rimmed baking sheet with plastic wrap. Gently mix all ingredients in large bowl. Using moistened hands and scant tablespoonful for each, roll meat mixture into 1-inch meatballs. Arrange on baking sheet. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.

sandwiches
•Toss first 5 ingredients in medium bowl. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour, tossing occasionally.
•Preheat oven to 300°F. Heat sesame oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of meatballs. Sauté until brown and cooked through, turning meatballs often and lowering heat if browning too quickly, about 15 minutes. Transfer meatballs to another rimmed baking sheet. Place in oven. Repeat with remaining meatballs.
•Cut each baguette or baguette piece horizontally in half. Pull out enough bread from each bread half to leave 1/2-inch-thick shell. Spread hot chili mayo over each bread shell. Arrange jalapeños, then cilantro, in bottom halves. Fill each with 1/4 of meatballs. Drain pickled vegetables; place atop meatballs. Press on baguette tops.

These are great!

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Old 05-16-2011, 09:55 AM   #9
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Szchuan Green Beans
  • 1 pound green beans or long beans
  • half pound of ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 2 scallions (spring onions, green onions), white parts only
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons Thai sweet chili paste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil for stir-frying, or as needed
Stir fry the beans with the garlic and ginger until they are almost tender, add the pork and fry til done. Mix in chili sauce and soy sauce. If needed, add a little broth or water and steam til green beans are done to your taste.

Serve with jasmine rice.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:57 AM   #10
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I just read the part about not having fancy ingredients--if you don't have Thai sweet chili paste, use a couple teaspoons of sugar and some red pepper flakes or those little hot chilis.
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