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