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Ground Pork Stir Fry

This ground pork stir fry recipe is a quick and budget-friendly way to make stir fry at home! It has a bright pineapple ginger sauce made from scratch.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian American
Keyword ground pork stir fry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 493kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1/2 medium onion cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 red bell pepper cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cups broccoli florets cut small
  • 1 (8 ounce) can pineapple tidbits drained (but reserve 1/2 cup juice for the sauce)
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice from the canned pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Instructions

  • Prep all recipe ingredients before getting started (the recipe goes quickly once you start). Add the sauce ingredients to a bowl and whisk together. If you find the canned pineapple juice yields less than the half cup, top up the rest with some water.
  • Add one tablespoon of olive oil and the ground pork to a large/deep skillet and sauté it until it's cooked through over medium-high heat (about 7-10 minutes), breaking the meat up with your spoon as it cooks.
  • Transfer the meat (and any juices) to a plate or bowl.
  • Add the second tablespoon of olive oil to the same skillet and sauté the onion for a minute or so.
  • Add in the red bell pepper, broccoli florets, and pineapple pieces and cook them for 3-4 minutes, stirring fairly often. Veggies will end up tender-crisp, but you can cook them for a bit longer if you prefer them to be softer.
  • Add the pork back to the skillet, then pour in the sauce. Let it bubble for a minute or two so it thickens a bit (this isn't a super thick sauce). Continue stirring so everything is coated. Season with salt & pepper as needed.
  • Serve immediately over rice or noodles.

Notes

  • I always keep a piece fresh ginger in the freezer in a ZipLoc bag. It's so much easier to grate when it's frozen (I use my Microplane to grate it), and I am never without fresh ginger when I need it.
  • I buy the canned pineapple that's unsweetened (packed in its own juice). 
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.
     

Nutrition

Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 697mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 1253IU | Vitamin C: 89mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg