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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. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

        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.

              1. re: whs

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

                1. 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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                  1. re: The Professor

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

                  2. 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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                    1. re: AliceT

                      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.

                      1. re: grammywheels

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

                    2. 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)