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Dec 29, 2011 05:08 PM

Half pound of ground pork, what to make?

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

      1. How many servings are you hoping to make?

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        1. re: bitchincook

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

          1. re: LongIsland

            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.

        2. 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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          1. re: Val

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

            1. re: Joebob

              +1, and some szechuan peppercorns

          2. 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.