This quick & easy Ground Pork Stir Fry is a full meal in one, with ground pork, veggies, a flavorful sauce and noodles! Like your favorite take-out....but better!!Jump to Recipe
This post is sponsored by Iowa Pork Producers Association,
but all opinions and text are my own!
I'm so excited to share this recipe, beyond the fact that it tastes INCREDIBLE! Not only is it packed with flavor, it's also packed with protein (shoutout to the ground pork!) and vegetables, so you can feel good about serving this to your family.
Second, it's super duper easy and quick. Thanks to the convenience of frozen vegetables and noodles that cook in just 3 minutes, this recipe will be on the dinner table in just 25 minutes! "Easy peasy lemon squeezy" as my daughter would say!!!
And lastly, cooking with pork supports farm families in my home state of Iowa and across the country. As someone who grew up on a pig farm, I understand the hard work that goes into producing a high-quality product. Therefore, I want you know how much buying pork and supporting farm families (like mine!) means the world to us. <3 Let's get cookin'!!!
Ingredients for Stir Fry
- Ground Pork - This recipe is one of my favorite ways to use ground pork!
- Stir Fry Vegetables - I use a frozen bag with carrots, broccoli, green beans, mushrooms, red bell pepper and water chestnuts for ease of prep, but you could also use fresh vegetables.
- Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- Brown Sugar - You could replace this with honey if you'd like
- Garlic and Ginger - I use the tubes of paste, however, you could also finely mince fresh garlic and fresh ginger and use that instead
- Red Pepper Flakes - Optional, but I love the bit of added heat!
- Noodles - You can either use a 6 oz package of the uncooked chow mein noodles (they only take 3 minutes to boil) or a 14.2 oz package of the pre-cooked stir fry noodles. These can typically be found by the Asian food section at the grocery store or at an Asian market.
- Sesame Seeds & Sliced Green Onions - Totally optional for garnish!
How to Make Stir Fry
If you're looking for an easy ground pork stir fry recipe, this is the one for you! You'll start by browning the ground pork in a large hot skillet or wok over medium-high heat. If the pork seems super lean, feel free to add a tablespoon of sesame oil or olive oil. Then, you'll add the vegetables and let them cook.
Next, you'll add a simple homemade stir fry sauce and noodles to the vegetable and ground pork mixture.
Give the mixture a stir to make sure everything is well-incorporated. The stir fry will cook for a 2-3 more minutes. See if the noodles are soft and if not, give them an extra minute to cook.
Now, it's time to dive in! I like to serve stir fry with a handful of sliced green onions for some freshness and a sprinkle of sesame seeds!!
A Family Favorite
This easy stir fry recipe has been a good way to introduce my kids to Asian cuisine because it's not overly spiced. I tend to leave out the red pepper flakes so the whole family will enjoy it!
Spice It Up!
Some people like their stir fries mild and others like adding some heat with a more spicy sauce. This recipe can easily be tailored to fit anyone's preferred spice level by completely omitting the red pepper flakes or adding more.
You could also stir fry the pork and vegetables with a little chili oil for more heat. Be careful though, a little goes a long way!
Stir Fry with Rice
If you prefer a stir fry with rice, it's an easy switch! Simply omit the noodles in the recipe and serve the stir fry over your favorite rice whether that's white rice, brown rice or even cauliflower rice! Switching to rice is an easy way to make this gluten-free for those who need it. You can also opt to serve it over rice noodles if you prefer!
Can I Use Other Ground Meats?
Sure. Ground turkey or ground beef will work just fine, too. However, I like the mild flavor of the pork as it works so well with the flavors in this dish!
This recipe is even better the next day as the spices really absorb into the noodles! I like to purposefully make extra of this dish so I have leftovers for the week. Consider it "meal prep" as it's a healthy meal you'll look forward to all week!
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