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?
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!
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.