Easy ground pork roast (2023)

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This Easy Ground Pork Skillet is my favorite way to use ground pork! It comes super fast (25 minutes) because the ground beef cooks really fast and it has hundreds of great reviews on Pinterest!

Revenue: $5.35 | Per serving: $1.34| Yield: 4

This delicious, flavorful, and super-easy Ground Pork Skillet is sure to become an instant favorite on your dinner table! There aren't many ground pork recipes online, but I like to use it as a protein base, especially in stir-fries like this one.

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  • Why You'll Love This Easy Roasted Ground Pork Recipe
  • What do you do with ground beef?
  • Ingredients for this recipe:
  • How to cook ground beef
  • How to cook this frying pan with ground beef
  • tips for this recipe
  • Tips for making healthy pork pie:
  • Dietary changes and substitutions:
  • easy pork ribs

Why You'll Love This Easy Roasted Ground Pork Recipe

  • This recipe is FAST! 25 minutes from start to finish!
  • No fancy ingredients: seriously!
  • A complete meal: tons of vegetables, high in protein and balanced with complex carbohydrates.
  • Versatile! You don't like mushrooms? Swap them for another vegetable. Can't tolerate soy? Try coconut aminos instead!
  • HUNDREDS if not thousands of readers have made and loved this recipe, and it gets tons of reviews on Pinterest every week!

And now that you've made this recipe and decided you love ground pork, check out my list below for some of the BEST ground pork recipes!

This post was originally published in October 2015. It was recently updated (March 2022) for clarity, but the recipe and most of the images are the same. Thanks for all your support over the years!

What do you do with ground beef?

After making ground pork, here are some of the other BEST ground pork recipes I've made and loved over the years!

  • Vietnamese Meatballs Bun Cha
  • homemade sausage
  • miso dumplings
  • Vegetable and Minced Meat Soup with Herbs (AIP)
  • Pumpkin Spaghetti Pizza Casserole
  • Homemade Italian Sausage Seasoning
  • How to make homemade sausages

When I first developed and published this recipe in 2015, there were very few ground pork recipes on the internet. I recently updated this to 2022 and over the last 5 years ground pork has become a very popular meat option! Luckily for us, that means there are tons of recipes you can make with ground beef!

In fact, there are now even several ground beef stir-fries! Ground beef is more popular in other cuisines, particularly in Asia, where we often have it in Japanese and Vietnamese dishes.

However, I swear this is the first ground pork stir-fry recipe on the internet; Seriously, I've been looking for ground pork stir-fries and other ground beef recipes in 2015 and haven't had much luck. So make sure it's OG related here. 😉

Ground beef is my favorite easy protein:

  • You don't have to touch the ground pork if you don't want to.
  • it's super cheap
  • It's already prepared for you.
  • Cooks super fast.
  • You can hardly overcook it.
  • you can havehigh quality grass-fed ground porkoutside ofMoink! (Affiliate link $20 off your first order!)
  • You can findgrass fedGround beef at a great price (try Costco, Trader Joe's or Sprout's)
  • It makes some of my favorite foods:miso dumplings,homemade bolognese,breakfast sausage, hamburgers, American tacos... and that! Easy and cheap ground pork to fry!

In Japan they sell mixed ground beef, pork and beef, and I used a lot for this recipe because it's so good! If you can get a ground beef combination, I recommend making that and mixing it up before starting this recipe.

You can also use ground turkey or chicken, but you'll probably need to add a little oil to cook it.

Alright, let's dive into this delicious recipe!

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Ingredients for this recipe:

We keep it SIMPLE.

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  • Leafy greens of your choice (spinach, pak choy, kale, Swiss chard, etc.)
  • Your choice of vegetables, usually onions, carrots and mushrooms, with added ginger and garlic for lots of flavor.
  • Sauce Ingredients: Rice Vinegar, Tamari or Soy Sauce, Red Pepper Flakes.
  • Brown or white rice to serve
  • Chives and sesame to sprinkle!
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How to cook ground beef

Ground beef is very easy to work with, but this is my favorite method: place the ground beef in a hot skillet or wok, with or without oil. Cook over a relatively high heat for about 3-5 minutes, or until it starts to brown and is slightly crispy on the bottom.

This is how we build flavor! This Maillard reaction provides additional flavor. As you can see in the photo above, the pork is starting to brown on the bottom and you can check that it's easy to remove and crispy before flipping.

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After flipping, you can let it brown on the other side or start breaking it right away, depending on your preference and timing. As long as you brown the first side, you'll have plenty of flavor.

How do you make lean ground beef?

Pork is fatty, and that's one of the reasons so many of us love it! If you have poor quality pork or just don't care for the fat, you can definitely cook the pork and strain out some of the fat before adding the sauce and vegetables.

Be sure to drain it into a paper towel-lined bowl or other container instead of throwing it directly in the trash. Please don't throw it down the drain!

you can get it toofat bag, or use a fat saver or an old jug to save fat in the fridge. When it's full, use it for cooking or just throw it away!

How to cook this frying pan with ground beef

If you want a visual video guide, check out my new YouTube video of making this recipe!

  • Prepare some rice on the stove or in a rice cooker.
  • Sear the pork - this part is the KEY to developing the flavor - sear on one side before stirring! See above for more information!
  • Add the tamari/soy sauce and stir until cooked through.
  • Remove from pan (or leave on if desired and if pan is large enough) - With the heavier marbling of ground beef, you can also leave it in the pan to continue cooking as it cooks, if you like, add and quickly cook the vegetables.
  • Add the vegetables (except the leafy greens) and cook over medium-high heat until they are cooked to your liking.
  • Add additional spices and green leaves. Cook until tender.
  • Mix with pork and serve over rice.

Too easy! I love regular fried ginger pork dishes (like shogayaki) as much as the next ginger lover, but I've always struggled to find that perfect balance where the pork is fully cooked but still tender. Meat was also very expensive in Japan, so I got used to using cheaper ground beef.

Plus, this recipe is so easy! A large frying pan (or wok) is basically all you need.

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tips for this recipe

  • I really recommend browning the ground beef as directed in the recipe: place it in the skillet and let it brown on one side before shredding. This helps keep Maillard's reaction on one page, which adds a lot of flavor! Check out the video for this recipe below if you want to see it!
  • Use What You Have - Many readers have told me they've added fish sauce, sriracha, broccoli, shrimp, bell peppers, and a variety of other veggies.
  • Add more of your favorites - I've made this recipe dozens of times (it's also a favorite recipe for my cooking classes!) and it's versatile. If there's a vegetable here that you don't like, swap it out for something you like. You can also use coconut aminos instead of tamari/soy for a gluten-free and soy-free alternative.
  • I like fried short-grain brown rice because that's what I used to eat in Japan. You can cook this in a rice cooker to keep things simple (it's always perfect!), or use my tip below to measure out just the right amount of water so you don't end up with mushy rice.

Tip for cooking brown rice

I grew up never measuring water to cook rice. (Honestly, we don't use measuring cups or timers unless we're baking, and even then it was pretty imperfect—it was quite the adjustment to start a blog where I have to measure everything perfectly!)

  • In my experience, the best way to measure rice water is with your fingers. See image below.
  • You want to place your 3 middle fingers a little flat on top of the rice, then fill the water up to the first knuckle of your middle finger. This usually comes out to about 1 ½ cups of rice if I make 1 cup of brown rice in a medium pot.
  • Then cover and bring the water to a boil and immediately reduce to a simmer for 25 minutes. Keep covered, but remove from heat and steam for 10 minutes.
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If you're using a different type of rice, I recommend reading the cooking time instructions, but you can still use my advice for just the right amount of water!

Why this works:

The width of your pot affects the rate of absorption and evaporation, so different pots require slightly different amounts of water. I find the range for short grain brown rice is typically between 1 ½ cups and 2 cups of water.

If you are not familiar with this method, I recommend measuring the water and using your fingers to see where the water is with your middle finger. This is a difficult process and will take a few times to get right, but it's a skill to take with you when you're using a different pan!

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Tips for making healthy pork pie:

If you want to make this dish even healthier, here are some tips!

  • Buy the best pork you can! Less toxins in fat and meat = healthier ground beef! I also found the best pork here.Moink, but you can ask at your local farmer's market or just look for higher quality brands.
  • Use ground pork and ground turkey or chicken if you can't find good quality pork. As I mentioned, they often sell pork and beef in Japan, so I know this recipe pairs really well with other meats. It's relatively easy to find organic ground turkey and chicken these days, so feel free to mix it up.
  • Add more vegetables. you know i'm ineasy ways to eat more vegetables, and this is a great opportunity to add some cauliflower rice or other rice vegetables.
  • Soak the rice overnightbefore cooking. This helps make the rice easier to digest and can increase our nutrient absorption.
  • cook your rice in itbone brothonutritious vegetable brothinstead of water. You can get glutamine and glycine from bone broth or additional minerals and other nutrients from vegetable broth.

When I arrived in Japan, I ate this every week. I would just buy meat and mushrooms and the cheapest vegetables, so the price varies depending on the vegetables available.


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Dietary changes and substitutions:

  • paleo: Not as written but you could swap out the soy sauce for coconut aminos and fish sauce and then use a different starch or base along with the brown rice for example.cauliflower rice,kabocha asadagourd orsweet potato with back.
  • vegetarian: No, but I'm sure you could skip the pork and try a different protein source!
  • gluten free sin– I updated this recipe to be gluten free as written, using tamari instead of regular soy sauce
  • Low FODMAP: Feel free to omit the onions and garlic and just use the green ends of the shallots/scallions to keep the FODMAP low. Some people tolerate white rice better than brown rice, and remember that mushrooms are medium to high FODMAP, so consider cutting that amount in half and adding more low-FODMAP veggies like bell peppers and carrots.


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Caitlin Self, MS, ZNS, LDN

This delicious Japanese-inspired ground pork skillet is bursting with flavor and perfect for busy weeknights!

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calories370 kcal

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  • 1 taxes raw brown rice + about 1.5-2 cups of water
  • 8-12 and Mel or beef (or other ground meat), ½-3/4 lb.
  • 1 ½ bags Smell slice (fancy mushrooms like shiitake are great here, but any will do).
  • ½ Half Onion cut into slices or cubes
  • 1 taxes carrots cut into julienne strips or matchsticks or shredded*
  • 3 soup spoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 clove this chopped or grated
  • 4 bags chopped leafy vegetables Bok choy, spinach, kale, cabbage, chard, etc.
  • 3 soup spoon Tamari or soy sauce, divided (or use 2 tbsp coconut aminos and 1 tbsp fish sauce for Paleo)
  • ½ soup spoon Vinegar Rice Wine Vinegar, White Wine, or Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ -½ teaspoon Cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes
  • Garnish: sesame seeds and chives


  • Cook the rice according to package directions. I like to use a rice cooker. If using a pot on the stove, I recommend rinsing the rice 2-4 times and then transferring it to a large pot. I use the finger method (see above) to measure rice, which is usually about 1 ½ cups of water for every 1 cup of rice. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil, then cook for 25 minutes. Remove from the heat (but don't touch the lid!) and let it "evaporate" in the heat for another 10 minutes, time permitting, before serving.

  • Heat a large skillet or wok over high heat. Add the ground beef/meat and cook without stirring for a few minutes, until browned on the bottom. Turn and repeat on the other side.

  • When the pork is cooked, add 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and shred the meat, cook until browned on all sides. Remove from the pan and set aside.

  • Reduce heat to medium-high. Drain off most of the oil, leaving enough to cook the vegetables (about a tablespoon). If you have lean meat, you may need to add a tablespoon of butter or coconut oil. Add the onions and mushrooms and sauté until the mushrooms are lightly browned.

  • Add the carrots and cook for another 5 minutes. (Note: if you're using shredded carrots here, just add them in the next step with the leafy greens - no need to cook the extra 5 minutes).

  • Add ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper, rice vinegar, 1 tbsp tamari/soy sauce and leafy greens. Cook until softened, then stir in the meat.

  • Taste, adding remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce if needed, and adjust seasoning as desired. Serve with rice and enjoy!


  • You can basically use any vegetable for this, including bell peppers, green beans, and broccoli. Stir-fries and rice bowls are great ways to use up those stale veggies in your fridge!
  • I also served it with kabocha squash roasted in soy sauce and sweet potatoes instead of rice, so feel free to keep it grain-free with some delicious roasted starches!
  • To intensify the flavor: add sesame oil, fish sauce, coconut aminos, sriracha or sambal oolek.
  • The Nutrition Facts label reads 12 ounces of ground pork.


Calories:370kcalCarbohydrates:45GRAMSProtein:17GRAMSFett:14GRAMSSaturated fatty acids:5GRAMSPolyunsaturated fat:2GRAMSMonounsaturated fatty acids:6GRAMSCholesterol:41milligramsSodium:839milligramsPotassium:753milligramsStages:4GRAMSZucker:3GRAMSVitamin A:8200TO MEANVitamin B1:1milligramsVitamin B2:0,4milligramsVitamin B3:7milligramsVitamin B5:2milligramsVitamin B6:1milligramsVitamina B12:0,4µgVitamin C:13milligramsVitamin D:0,1µgVitamin E:1milligramsVitamin K:149µgSoccer:75milligramsCopper:0,4milligramsFolate:88µgEisen:3milligramsMangan:2milligramsMagnesium:119milligramsPhosphor:308milligramsSelenium:18µgzinc:3milligramsHill:23milligrams

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How do I cook a pork roast in the ground? ›

Lower the pig into the pit and cover with layers of burlap and leaves. You might also want to place a tarp over the entire pit. The goal is to prevent steam from leaking out. Roast the pig for 8 to 12 hours.

Do you have to cook ground pork all the way through? ›

Ground Meats: This change does not apply to ground meats, including beef, veal, lamb, and pork, which should be cooked to 160 ºF and do not require a rest time. Poultry: The safe cooking temperature for all poultry products, including ground chicken and turkey, stays the same at 165 ºF.

When you are shopping for pork What is the easiest way to remember that the cut is lean? ›

For the leanest cuts of pork, look for the word “loin” on the label.

How long does it take to cook a 2 lb pork roast? ›

Pre-heat oven to 325F (163C). Bake pork roast in the oven UNCOVERED for approximately 25-30 MINUTES *PER POUND*. Or until internal temperature reaches 155F (68C), rested to a final 160F (71C).

Do you have to put water in a pork roast? ›

Place pork roast (fat side up) into large roasting pan with 1 cup water in the bottom. Bake for 4-5 hours or until desired tenderness. (I typically go 5 hours for pull apart pork roast) Add water as needed during cook time to prevent burning on the bottom of pan.

How many minutes should you cook ground pork? ›

When you brown loose ground pork in a frying pan, it should cook through in 5 to 7 minutes. What is this? Be aware that the total cooking time will depend on how much pork is in the skillet. If it's one pound or less, it might be ready in 3 to 4 minutes.

Is it OK if ground pork is a little pink? ›

Cook all raw ground pork to an internal temperature of 160°F (71.1 °C) as measured with a food thermometer. If fresh pork has reached 145°F (62.8 °C) throughout, even though it may still be pink in the center, it should be safe. The pink color can be due to the cooking method or added ingredients.

What happens if you dont cook enough pork? ›

Raw meat can carry bacteria which cause food poisoning and, accordingly, eating undercooked pork or chicken may result in food poisoning. If you experience symptoms such as stomach pain, diarrhea, and fever after eating undercooked meat, seek a diagnosis from a medical institution immediately.

How do I make sure my pork is fully cooked? ›

The safe internal pork cooking temperature for fresh cuts is 145° F. To check doneness properly, use a digital cooking thermometer. Fresh cut muscle meats such as pork chops, pork roasts, pork loin, and tenderloin should measure 145° F, ensuring the maximum amount of flavor.

What are the tips for buying pork? ›

When buying pork, look for cuts with a relatively small amount of fat over the outside and with meat that is firm and a grayish pink color. For best flavor and tenderness, meat should have a small amount of marbling. Select pork just before checking out at the supermarket register.

What cut of pork falls apart? ›

The best Boston or Pork Butt Roast is crusty, dark and flavorful on the outside and so tender inside that it falls apart as you cut it. It's perfect on its own or in a variety of pulled pork sandwiches, in enchiladas or tamales, soups, stews, and a million other ways.

Is it better to cook a pork roast slow or fast? ›

Pork loin should be slow slow-roasted in order to become tender. It should not be cooked quickly or roasted at high temperatures. Pork tenderloin cooks quite quickly at higher temperatures, anywhere from 350 degrees to 425 degrees F.

Does pork roast get more tender the longer you cook it? ›

It becomes more tender as it cooks and benefits from a lengthy cook time, so even if it stays on the heat a few minutes too long, you won't suddenly end up with something dry or rubbery.

How many people does a 2lb pork roast feed? ›

Although this depends on how much each person eats, a 2lb boneless pork loin will generally serve 2-4 people. A 4lb loin will feed about 6-8 people. When in doubt, we recommend making more than what you think you may need and enjoying the leftovers from the pork roast later in the week.

What liquid should I cook pork in? ›

Tips on Adding Liquid to Pork Roast

When juices begin to seep into the baking pan, add water, white wine, brandy, rum or vegetable broth to these juices. This forms the basis of the liquid used to baste your pork roast and keep it from drying. Later, use this liquid to create delicious, flavorful pork gravy.

Do you put oil on a pork roast? ›

When you're ready to cook, put your pork on a wire rack in the sink and pour a jug of boiling water over the rind. Pat dry thoroughly with paper towel. Rub the roast with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and half a tablespoon of salt (more if you like salty crackling), making sure the oil and salt penetrate the scores.

Why did my pork roast come out dry? ›

And since overcooking shrinks meat fibers and squeezes our juices, overcooked pork is tough and dry. It's well worth investing in a meat thermometer or slender multi-use digital thermometer, to take away the guesswork .

Can you overcook ground pork? ›

Michigan State University Extension recommends that care be taken to not overcook pork. Since there is less fat to moisten and add flavor to the meat it can become dry with overcooking. It was once thought that pork must be cooked to an internal temperature of 185°F.

How do you know if pork is cooked enough? ›

One way to determine your porks' doneness is by the color of the juices that come out of it when you poke a hole in it with a knife or fork. If the juices run clear or are very faintly pink, the pork is done cooking. If they're mostly or entirely pink or red, it's best to continue cooking.

Can you undercook ground pork? ›

It's never OK to undercook any ground food products, like pork, beef, veal or poultry. Grinding meat introduces air into the mix along with potential bacterial contaminants, so it's safest to cook ground meat to 165°F.

What color is fully cooked ground pork? ›

Color-wise, the slogan worked because pork cooked to 160 degrees is a pale, languid white-gray color. In contrast, pork cooked to 145 degrees remains decidedly pink. It's not "bloody" like rare-cooked beef but still, the pork's color can be described only as pink-pink-pink.

What color is ground pork when done? ›

While beef follows a red to pink to brown pattern as it is heated, pork turns from pinkish-red to less pink to tan or white.

Can pork be a little bloody? ›

A Little Pink Is OK: USDA Revises Cooking Temperature For Pork : The Two-Way The U.S. Department of Agriculture lowered the recommended cooking temperature of pork to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. That, it says, may leave some pork looking pink, but the meat is still safe to eat.

Can pork be a bit pink? ›

That color doesn't indicate anything nefarious—at 145°F, your pork is at a “medium rare” temperature. You would expect to see some pink in a medium rare steak, so don't be surprised to find it in your pork chops! If the pink color freaks you out, you can continue cooking it until it reaches 155°F.

Should pork be covered when cooking? ›

For a crisp surface on your pork loin roast, be sure the oven is fully preheated before putting the meat in and do not cover it while roasting.

Does pork continue to cook? ›

Pork Continues To Cook When Taken Off Heat

Depending on the cut of meat, cooking method, and thickness, it can increase 5-10° in the center after being removed from heat.

How can you tell if pork is done without cutting it? ›

Compare the pork's firmness to the palm of your hand.

The pork should feel as firm as the center of your outstretched palm. If any juices squeeze out, they should be clear when the pork is done cooking. If the pork feels soft to the touch, it needs to keep cooking.

What Tenderizes pork the best? ›

Milk is more effective in tenderizing meat than other marinades. The milk enzymes break the proteins, softening the fibers and making the meat more tender. And the milk-tenderized pork chops will remain juicier, and the risk of them drying out during cooking will reduce.

How do Chinese make pork so tender? ›

Velveting meat is a common practice in Chinese stir-fries: By marinating strips of meat with egg white and cornstarch, then dipping then in a hot oil bath before finally stir-frying them, the meat develops a texture that is tender, silky, and smooth.

Does soaking pork in milk make it tender? ›

Brining with milk is a great way to tenderize pork and other meats. The brining process opens up the protein to absorb the flavours of your brine and prevents it from drying during the cooking process.

What adds flavor to the pork? ›

What seasonings go well with pork? The sweetness of brown sugar is a great balance to the natural savoriness of pork. Cumin, thyme, oregano, and mustard all mix beautifully with pork as well. And chili powder and paprika both add spice without overpowering.

How do you make pork taste better? ›

Use garlic powder, minced garlic, or roasted garlic to give pork dishes more flavor. Garlic works well with Italian seasoning; or with any combination of basil, parsley, rosemary, sage, and thyme.

What is the tastiest piece of pork? ›

Pork Loin Roast

Bone-in, it's at its juiciest and most flavorful, but cooking time will be longer, and the bone can make carving a bit challenging.

What is the toughest cut of pork? ›

Pork. Just like beef, the toughest pork cuts will be the shanks, the rounds, and the shoulders, but they'll be naturally more tender because of the size of the animal and therefore the size of the muscle fibers/bundles.

Why isn't my pork roast tender? ›

If you don't cook the connective tissue properly, it will be tough and rubbery. The connective tissue has to break down and literally melt away in the meat. This takes time. but when it's done, the meat should fall apart by itself.

What temperature does pork roast fall apart? ›

The Secret to Best Pork Roast

Second, you might be tempted to Google “what temperature is pork done” and you'll find out its about 145 F. However, this temperature is too low if you want the “fall off the bone” pork. Keep that pork cookin' until 205 degrees F and watch how it starts falling off the bone.

Does pork roast cook faster covered or uncovered? ›

Like pork chops, bone-in roasts will cook more quickly than boneless roasts, so allow a few more minutes of cooking time for a boneless roast. For a crisp surface on your roast, be sure the oven is fully preheated before putting the roast in and don't cover the meat while roasting.

What is the fastest way to cook pork? ›

Overall, pan-frying with a little bit of cooking oil is probably the quickest method for preparing pork chops. Typically, when done over medium heat in a skillet, chops require anywhere from 2 to 10 minutes per side to cook.

How do you not overcook pork roast? ›

Sear for 3-4 minutes on each side, until the pork has reached the internal temperature required by your recipe. If you cook on a hot enough pan and pay close attention to the temp, your pork chops shouldn't be overcooked.

What temp is pork roast most tender? ›

Cook pork, roasts, and chops to 145 ºF as measured with a food thermometer before removing meat from the heat source, with a three-minute rest time before carving or consuming. This will result in a product that is both safe and at its best quality—juicy and tender.

How do you stop pork from being tough? ›

Giving the chops a few minutes to rest so the fibers of the meat relax. This means a more tender bite and a juicier piece of meat. Follow this tip: After taking your chops off the stove or grill, or out of the oven, transfer them to a separate plate, tent with foil, and let the meat rest for five minutes.

How do I tenderize a pork roast? ›

One of them is to marinate the meat first, a technique that tenderizes and adds flavour. Ingredients that can help tenderize meat are those with some acidity, such as vinegar, wine, citrus juice and soy sauce, and those with natural enzymes, such as onion or ginger.

How much pork do I need for 4 adults? ›

When cooking something like steak, chicken, or pork, where meat is the main feature of the meal and paired with a few side dishes, we recommend about 1/2 pound (eight ounces) per person, or up to 3/4 (12 ounces) pound for bigger appetites and those who love leftovers.

How many people will 3 lbs pork feed? ›

On average, one pound of BBQ pork will feed three people, so serve one-third pound of pulled pork per head. When pulled pork is cooked and shredded, it will lose half its weight. For example, a raw 8-pound pork shoulder will yield 4 pounds of shredded pulled pork, serving approximately 12 people.

How long does a 2 pound pork roast take? ›

Pork Roast in the Oven:

Pre-heat oven to 325F (163C). Bake pork roast in the oven UNCOVERED for approximately 25-30 MINUTES *PER POUND*. Or until internal temperature reaches 155F (68C), rested to a final 160F (71C).

How long does it take to roast a whole pig in the ground? ›

Cooking times will be 8-10 hours for a 150-pound carcass, or 6-8 hours for a 100-pound carcass if the temperature is maintained at 200-250 degrees F in the rotisserie. When using a rotisserie hog roaster, the temperature inside the roaster should be maintained at 200-250 degrees F.

How long does it take to cook ground pork on the stove? ›

Cook the pork for three to four minutes, or until it is browned evenly with no pink. Ground pork must reach an internal temperature of 160 F.

Do you add oil when cooking ground pork? ›

Add one tablespoon of olive oil and the ground pork to a large/deep skillet and sauté it until it's cooked through over medium-high heat (about 7-10 minutes), breaking the meat up with your spoon as it cooks.

What is it called when you roast a pig in the ground? ›

Dig a hole in the ground, fill it with fire, add a large animal, cover and cook. Most people recognize it as the Hawaiian Luau or more accurately, Kalua Pig. While lots of people do this in many different ways, there are a few basic steps you can take to make it turn out right.

Does ground pork take longer to cook than beef? ›

Cooking Time

Ground beef and ground pork both have similar short cooking times but if you choose leaner ground beef, it will cook a little more quickly due to the lack of fat. On the stovetop, both ground beef and ground pork should be cooked for 8-10 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 160℉.

What temperature should you roast a pig? ›

In order to do this, the best method is to start low-and-slow—a 275 to 300°F (135 to 150°C) oven is ideal—and roast until the pig is cooked to at least 160°F (71°C) in its deepest joint (the shoulder joint close to the head).

Does pork get softer the longer it cooks? ›

It becomes more tender as it cooks and benefits from a lengthy cook time, so even if it stays on the heat a few minutes too long, you won't suddenly end up with something dry or rubbery.

How do you know when pork is done on the stove? ›

The safe internal pork cooking temperature for fresh cuts is 145° F. To check doneness properly, use a digital cooking thermometer. Fresh cut muscle meats such as pork chops, pork roasts, pork loin, and tenderloin should measure 145° F, ensuring the maximum amount of flavor.

Should I use butter or oil for pork? ›

Butter is important because it adds great flavor to the nutty meat. And oil, with its higher smoke point, helps stop the butter from burning so you can cook the pork at a higher temperature, according to The Washington Post. You can use any neutral, unflavored vegetable oil, such as safflower.

What oil is best for roast pork? ›

Rub the roast with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and half a tablespoon of salt (more if you like salty crackling), making sure the oil and salt penetrate the scores. Place the roast on a wire rack inside a baking tray and cook at 240°C (max 250°C conventional) until the rind just starts to crackle, up to 50 minutes.

How do you keep ground pork moist? ›

Briefly soaking meat in a solution of baking soda and water raises the pH on the meat's surface, making it more difficult for the proteins to bond excessively, which keeps the meat tender and moist when it's cooked.

Can you grind pork roast? ›

To grind pork at home, you'll get consistent results by using a meat grinder or a meat grinder attachment that's available for stand mixers. A food processor can also be used to grind pork. To get the best texture, follow these tips: Use the metal blade.

What kind of pork is best for making ground pork? ›

Ground pork is generally made from pork shoulder or pork butt and sometimes includes some pork loin. Supermarkets or butchers often label it with its fat percentage, similar to the way you'll see ground beef packaged.

Is ground pork the same as ground pork? ›

Ground pork is fresh pork that has been pre-ground and packaged for easy preparation in a variety of dishes — including patties, meatballs, or crumbles. Ground pork sausage looks almost identical to ground pork. But it's been pre-seasoned prior to packaging.


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