Ground Pork is pork that has been ground or finely chopped. It is unseasoned and usually is available fresh with an average lean-fat ratio of 70 percent lean, 30 percent fat.

Cooking Ground Pork

Prepare pork patties on Tuesday night and use leftovers in a hearty casserole for Wednesday lunch. It’s a cinch! Fresh ground pork is unseasoned and a great substitution for other ground meats in your favorite recipes.

Add a tasty protein punch by sprinkling cooked ground pork on top of your favorite dishes such as pizza, rice, taco salad or baked potato.

Common cooking methods for Ground Pork include grilling and sauteing.

Cooking Tip

Cook Ground Pork to 160° F to ensure doneness. Read more on Pork Cooking Temperature.

Popular Ground Pork Recipes

Can’t decide what to make with ground pork? Try these popular ground pork recipes next time.

Stuffed Pork Meatballs with Romesco

This is a great appetizer for a large party. Serve them with Spanish cheeses, such as Manchego, pickled vegetables and crusty bread. To simplify this recipe, you can use 2 cups Romesco Sauce or other red bell pepper sauce.

Cuban-Style Pork Burgers

Try these burgers with a cool Caribbean-salad of marinated tomatoes and cucumbers with avocado chunks in lime vinaigrette.

Gameday Pork and Black Bean Nachos

To make these nachos your own, try using different kinds of beans, cheese, and onions, or adding ingredients like diced bell peppers, sliced jalapeno, or chopped cilantro. For even more kick, substitute Mexican-style pork chorizo for some or all of the ground pork.