Bring these wonderful Asian flavors into your kitchen with this healthy Ground Pork Stir Fry. Gluten-free, dairy-free, low-calorie, and high protein.
Simple ingredients and a quick recipe – what’s not to love? This is the perfect, dairy-free, gluten-free, and low-calorie answer to the mid-week low-calorie dinner!
This ground pork recipe has been super boosted with flavor, so you can enjoy some taste in a flash! No need to call for takeout when this is moments away from the table.
Fresh, salty, sweet, and delicious, this Ground Pork Stir Fry is going to fill a bowl with taste and bring a smile to everyone at the table.
Ingredients You’ll Need
Olive oil – you can just use good quality olive oil so no need to splash out on the extra-virgin oil that is best enjoyed fresh. You could use avocado oil or coconut oil if you wish.
Ground pork – Organic and free-range may provide top-quality meat but you could use the best you can find. If you wanted a change one day, you could even switch to ground turkey instead.
Broccoli – Organic and fresh if you can, but if you can’t stretch to this, you could also choose one that is local and crisp.
Beef broth – Use a low-sodium broth here if you can, or you could source or make your own delicious bone broth if you have time. If you can’t get beef, a good quality vegetable broth could be used instead.
Sauce and Garnish
Soy sauce –Thick, salty, and tasty, just find a good quality one. A dark one has been used here but you could use coconut amino or tamari if you are avoiding gluten.
Honey – Runny honey will mix well here, and you could just use your favorite.
Garlic – Fresh cloves of garlic have been used here, but if you are short of time, you could use the already minced garlic you can buy as a shortcut.
Cornstarch – This is the best option to get this sauce to cling to the ground meat. You could also use guar gum or arrowroot if you wish.
Spring onions – Fresh and zingy, these will add a crunch to your dish. Slices of red onion could be used instead, though.
How to Make Ground Pork Stir Fry
In a large frying pan or shallow saucepan (preferably with a lid, like this one), add the oil and heat. Add the ground pork and cook over medium-high heat to color all over.
Break this up as you stir, for about 5-8 minutes.
Add the chopped broccoli and stir.
Next, pour in the beef broth and stir again.
Pop a lid on (or you can use some aluminum foil to cover), and leave to cook for 5-7 minutes.
You are aiming for the broccoli to be soft, but to still have a little bite with vibrant color.
In a separate smaller bowl, combine the soy sauce, honey, garlic, and cornstarch. Mix well.
Lower the heat and pour the sauce all over the ingredients in your pan. Stir well and cook for another 3-5 minutes.
The sauce will thicken and start to cling to the ground pork and broccoli.
Finally, sprinkle the stir fry with spring onions and serve in bowls or dishes with a generous helping of fluffy rice or any noodles of your choice.
Ground Pork Stir Fry Variations
This Ground Pork Stir Fry is so perfect for preparing using other ingredients. Make some of the following substitutions to vary your stir fry, and enjoy!
This recipe is deliciously made with cauliflower instead of broccoli. You could also use sugar snap peas or mangetout for a different green in your stir fry.
If you love your veggies, you could add a couple of varieties together.
For a taste of fresh onion sprinkled over the top, you could use red or white onion, thinly sliced instead of the spring onions.
This Ground Pork Stir Fry could become a ground turkey, chicken, or even beef one – so think about switching your meat to try a different flavor combination.
If you love your Chinese tastes, ½ -1 tsp of Chinese 5-spice could be added to your stir fry. Some freshly minced ginger root could be added too.
Use coconut amino or tamari in replacement of the soy sauce.
This is such a flexible recipe, so keep it handy and use it again and again!
Do You Season Ground Pork Before Cooking?
Seasoning ground pork before cooking with salt can begin to draw the moisture out from the meat and you want to keep this juicy.
Seasoning towards the end of the cooking time may be better, and you can also then taste it, to check the levels – a bit tricky to do when it’s raw!
Ground pork can always welcome a boost of taste, so check and perfect it for YOU!
How to Store This Pork Stir Fry?
This Ground Pork Stir Fry is so quick to make it’s a shame to make ahead. But if you are short of time, or you just didn’t eat it all (and lick the plate!) you can always store it in the refrigerator.
This dish is best stored in a plastic/glass container with a lid and kept in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Boost it with some fresh veggies when you serve if you like for a bit of crunch and always heat through until piping hot.
What Can I Serve with this Pork Stir Fry?
Steamed or boiled rice is the perfect side dish for this recipe, but you could also use rice noodles or egg noodles and enjoy it as an alternative.
If you wanted to add something extra, how about cooking a 2-3 egg omelet in a separate pan? You could roll it up and shred it on a board and then add it to your stir fry at the end of the cooking.
Toasted sesame seeds, white or black, are a tasty addition to this Ground Pork Stir Fry too.
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- 1 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
- 1 lb ground pork
- 1 small broccoli head (chopped)
- 1/2 cup beef broth
- 4 tbsp soy sauce (low sodium)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 6 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 3 spring onions (sliced)
- Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the pork to the pan and cook the meat until it's no longer pink, crumbling it while it's cooking. That will take around 5-8 minutes.
- Add chopped broccoli and stir it in. Then, pour in beef broth.
- Cover with a lid and cook for about 5-7 minutes until the broccoli softens up.
- In a separate small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients.
- Lower the heat and pour the sauce all over the stir fry, mix and let it cook for another 3-5 minutes.
- Finally, sprinkle the stir-fry with spring onions.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 374Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 9.4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15.7gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 690mgCarbohydrates: 9.4gNet Carbohydrates: 8.8gFiber: 0.6gSugar: 4.7gProtein: 21g
Nutritional values were obtained with automatic software using the amounts of products used. To get the most accurate representation of the nutritional values, you should calculate them with the actual ingredients used in your recipe. You are solely responsible for the nutritional information obtained to be accurate.