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Half pound of ground pork, what to make?

LongIsland Dec 29, 2011 05:08 PM

So I have about a half pound of ground pork left over from an amazing meatball recipe and I have no idea what to make with it. Im generally not a fan of pork(I love bacon which is strange). Any ideas?

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    fourunder RE: LongIsland Dec 29, 2011 05:13 PM

    Potstickers or Shu Mai

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      rich patina RE: LongIsland Dec 29, 2011 05:14 PM

      tonight we are having a stir fry with ground pork and green beans in a sweet ginger sauce w jasmine rice.

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        bitchincook RE: LongIsland Dec 29, 2011 05:14 PM

        How many servings are you hoping to make?

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          LongIsland RE: bitchincook Dec 29, 2011 05:17 PM

          Well its just my girlfriend and I so I would say two at the least.

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            bitchincook RE: LongIsland Dec 29, 2011 05:26 PM

            One thing I do with a half-pound of ground pork to feed my husband and me is make individual tamale pies. I divide this recipe from Epicurious, though I leave out the corn and omit the can of peppers from the crust. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

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          Val RE: LongIsland Dec 29, 2011 05:20 PM

          Ma Po Tofu....just in case you actually HAVE any tofu...that stuff rocks the house with only a little ground meat...delicious!

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            Joebob RE: Val Dec 29, 2011 11:42 PM

            +1, but you need the salted black beans too.

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              M_and_H RE: Joebob Jan 11, 2012 11:19 AM

              +1, and some szechuan peppercorns

          2. Hank Hanover RE: LongIsland Dec 29, 2011 05:39 PM

            How about some Mexican Chorizo?

            makes 1 1/4 cups


            1/2 pound ground pork
            1 teaspoon chili powder (using your own mix will make it even better)
            2 teaspoons paprika (Use the good Spanish stuff)
            1 teaspoon salt
            1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
            1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
            2 tablespoons red wine vinegar


            Combine all the ingredients.

            Note: You can certainly get creative by adding Mexican oregano... just don't get carried away until you made it a few times. If you like heat, you can add some Cayenne.

            1. whs RE: LongIsland Dec 29, 2011 06:40 PM


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                porker RE: whs Dec 29, 2011 06:49 PM

                tortiere is a good one. or even just the filling.

                howsabout a lobster sauce?

                or season w/ fennel seed/pepper/salt/crushed pepper/pinch of cayenne form into 3 patties (2 for u 1 for girlfriend) make Italian sausage hamburgers.

              2. weezieduzzit RE: LongIsland Dec 29, 2011 06:48 PM

                Shrimp toast, which has ground pork in it. (Kanom Bung Na Mu according to my Thai cookbook.)

                1. The Professor RE: LongIsland Dec 29, 2011 06:54 PM

                  Make breakfast sausage patties for tomorrow...

                  some salt & pepper (to taste...I like it peppery), some sage and some thyme, a pinch of brown sugar, and a spoonful of cracker crumbs or breadcrumbs (gives a nicer texture to the cooked meat).
                  Form the mix into small patties or links, put them into a pan with 2 or 3 ounces of water and bring to a boil to steam them (covered) until the water is cooked off, then let the patties brown a bit on each side (add a bit of butter or oil to the pan if it's too dry).
                  Goes great with your eggs, french toast, or pancakes and miles better than storebought sausages!

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                    LongIsland RE: The Professor Jan 11, 2012 11:04 AM

                    I think I just might have to make some sausage breakfast patties! Thank you!

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                    AliceT RE: LongIsland Dec 29, 2011 07:02 PM

                    Ants on a tree: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...
                    Tastes like the filling for Chinese pork dumplings
                    or a half recipe of Green Chili with Pork:
                    Don't skip the hominy on that one.

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                      grammywheels RE: AliceT Dec 29, 2011 07:29 PM

                      I second ants on a tree!!!! You can feed at least 4 people with half a pound of ground pork that way and they will be beating down the door begging for more.

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                        The Professor RE: grammywheels Dec 29, 2011 08:23 PM

                        I third it.
                        Wish I'd thought of it!
                        Fantastic dish...

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                      Harters RE: LongIsland Dec 30, 2011 02:46 AM

                      Sichuan green beans and pork. Lots of recipes online.

                      Excellent use of a small amount of pork which will easily feed three (perhaps 4 with other dishes)


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