26 Easy and Tasty Asian Ground Pork Recipes

Ground pork is versatile but underrated. These Asian ground pork recipes will inspire you to make simple and restaurant-level dinners at home.

The best thing about cooking ground pork is its convenience. Don’t get me wrong, as much as I love pork ribs and steaks; sometimes they do take a bit of work. You have to pick the right cut for the right dish, chop them in the right way and marinate in advance.

But minced pork is a different story. You can ground it ahead in bulk, pop it in the freezer and use it whenever you want. Or you can buy done-for-you ground pork from the supermarket.

Plus, it is such a versatile ingredient. As a Chinese, I grew up with Asian ground pork recipes like dumplings, pork patty, and mapo tofu. But there are more recipes out there that are a joy to make and taste.

So I’ve rounded up a list of the best Asian ground pork recipes to explore in my kitchen. If you love pork, scroll on and find your next favorite!

Easy and delicious Asian ground pork recipes

Chinese steamed lion head pork meatballs

Chinese Steamed Lion Head Pork Meatballs With Quail Eggs

The Lion heads are such an underrated ground pork recipe. They are basically pork meatballs, but better. Instead of a mixture of pork mince, lion heads are made of ground pork plus ginger, scallions, and vegetables like carrot and shiitake mushroom. With the quail eggs in the middle of the meatball, this lion head ground pork recipe is surefire to impress on the Chinese New Year menu.

Szechuan-style easy pork stir-fry

Szechuan Style Easy Pork Stir Fry Recipe

This quick and easy ground pork stir-fry with Asparagus recipe is loaded with spectacular flavor, only requiring a handful of ingredients, and on the table in 25 minutes.

Pork and shrimp wontons

Pork and Shrimp Wontons in Chili Oil

Wonton is similar to dumplings but wrapped differently. And most wonton fillings contain shrimp and pork, giving it mixed layers of texture. Follow this recipe to make authentic wontons that are just as good as your local Chinese restaurants.

Chinese winter melon meatball soup

Chinese Steamed Lion Head Pork Meatballs With Quail Eggs

Winter melon might not be a common ingredient. But the result is worth a trip to an Asian supermarket. The unique fresh taste of winter melon adds freshness to the dish. As it melts in the soup, the soup gets even more creamy and tasty. Follow the instructions to make the ground pork meatball soup at home.

Pork curry with green beans and Tamarind

Pork Curry with Green Beans Tamarind

When we think about curry recipes, beef and chicken pop into our minds. But Brian from Krumpli changes the spices in Indian keema recipes to go with pork. Green beans and sprouted onion seeds round out a memorable and unique curry dish.

Mini Chinese pork buns

Mini Chinese Pork Buns

I always love pork buns. But they require some effort. Making the buns in a cake pop maker takes so much fuss off the shoulder! Plus, the savory pork filling is full of flavor, and the bun itself is nice and chewy. I can’t wait to make these buns at home.

Szechuan ground pork stir-fry noodles

Szechuan Ground Pork Stir Fry Noodles

A quick and spicy ground pork stir fry, perfect for when that spicy noodle craving hits. Perfectly balanced flavors with sweetness, saltiness, umami, and a nice kick of heat from Szechuan peppercorns and Korean gochugaru.

Non-spicy Mapo tofu

Mapo tofu is probably one of the most well-known Chinese dishes. Chilies and spices in the original recipe bring heat to the dish. But it’s a little bit too hot for me. So I dial it down and remove the chilly. Give this recipe a try if you are looking for something lighter for dinner.

Pork Teriyaki meatball sub

Pork Teriyaki Meatball Sub

As easy as getting takeout from Subway, but better in taste. This pork Teriyaki meatball sub will be ready in under 60 minutes, making it an easy weeknight dinner when you’re craving Asian food for dinner.

Vietnamese Bun Cha

Vietnamese Bun Cha

Bun cha is a classic Vietnamese dish of seasoned grilled pork meatballs served with rice noodles, dipping sauce, and plenty of fresh herbs. This version is served bowl-style, along with plenty of crunchy fresh veggies!

Thai eggplant stir-fry

Thai Eggplant Stir fry with ground pork

This Thai Eggplant stir-fry is quick and easy to make, and jam-packed with flavor. Juicy eggplant strips and ground pork get tossed with aromatics and Thai sweet basil in a delicious sauce featuring Thai chili paste (Nam Prik Pao).

Sweet and sour ground pork meatballs

Sweet and Sour Ground Pork Meatballs

If you love sweet and sour dishes, you can’t miss this one. These meatballs are fun and budget-friendly way to enjoy Asian flavors in a ground pork recipe. They are flavored with garlic and ginger, then baked and slow-cooked with veggies, pineapple, and a delightful homemade sweet and sour sauce! Serve these ground pork meatballs with rice or over pasta, and you’ll have a delicious dinner.

Miso noodle soup

Miso Noodle Soup

This homemade ramen recipe is just as good as those in Japanese restaurants! Chewy ramen noodles in a flavorful, slightly spicy miso-based broth, combined with seasoned ground pork, bamboo shoots, soft-boiled egg, and green onions. If you are itching for Japanese flavors, give this recipe a try!

Chinese pork dumplings

How to make pork dumplings? fillings and wraps

Chinese pop sticks, or dumplings, or JiaoZi in Chinese, are a regular in China. In northern China, people will have dumplings for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It gives you an idea of how much love we have for dumplings.

Plus, this pork dumpling recipe is loaded with goodies. Water chestnut adds sweetness and crunchiness to the filling. Follow the instruction and make in bulk. Freeze and enjoy whenever you want.

Air-fryer pork Lumpia

Air Fryer Pork Lumpia

You can recreate this crunchy spring roll recipe at home if you have an air fryer plus some spring roll wrapper. The air fryer Lumpia combines all the delicious Filipino flavors. Served with delicious chili sauce, you will love this as an appetizer or a side dish.

Thai spicy rice noodles stir-fry

Thai spicy rice noodles stir fry

I love rice noodle soup. But this ground pork recipe gives me the urge to try stir-fry rice noodles. Pad Mee Korat is quick and easy to make, and incredibly delicious. Ground pork, garlic, chilies, egg, bean sprouts, and spring onion get tossed with rice noodles in a flavor-packed sauce that packs a punch.

Asian ground pork tacos

Asian Ground Pork Tacos

Tacos may not sound very Asia. But this ground pork taco recipe is an exception. Seasoned with hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and mayonnaise, the tacos are an incredibly flavorful, fusion-style meal that’s ready in under 30 minutes.

Steamed pork patty

Steamed Pork Patty With Water Chestnut and Mushroom - Authentic Chinese steamed pork patty that is savory, a bit sweet and springy

If you are looking for an easy, quick dinner recipe, you are going to love this steamed ground pork. The patty comes out of the wok juicy, with a bit of sweetness from the water chestnut. You can also make it in advance. So when you come home from a busy day, you can put the patty in a steamer and enjoy it in no time.

Air-fryer pork egg rolls

Air Fryer Pork Egg Rolls

Simple, delicious, and healthy, this ground pork egg roll recipe has all three. They are air-fried for less grease. Stuffed with ground pork, vegetables, and seasonings, they are perfect as party food or any meal of the day.

Korean-style ground pork soup

Korean Style Ground Pork Soup

This Korean-inspired soup is a new favorite. Perfectly seasoned ground pork with twirly noodles, bok choy, and soft-boiled eggs, this recipe is a combination of tasty goodies.

Vegetable and pork lettuce bowl

Pork and san choy bowl

Delicious yet healthy Chinese food at home in a flash. This recipe is loaded with veggies yet still remains a family favorite, including the kids!

Vietnamese instant pot caramel pork and rice bowl

Instant pot caramel pork and rice bowl

Make rice bowls with sweet and spicy caramel pork style topping for a delicious and quick meal. The pork and rice both cook in the same instant pot, making cooking and cleanup a breeze.

Pork Giniling

pork Giniling

This pork Giniling, or Filipino Picadillo, is a classic Pinoy comfort food. Ground pork and veggies simmer in a tomato-based sauce packed with great flavors. Want to put stretch your Asian menu? Give this easy and yummy ground pork recipe a try tonight!

Pork and peanut dragon noodles

Pork and Peanut Dragon Noodles

I am in love with this inexpensive dish with minced pork. Upgrade your ramen experience with this peanut dragon noodle recipe.

Spicy Thai basil pork

Spicy Thai Basil Pork

Want something spicy? Make this Thai ground pork stir-fry tonight! This Pad Kra Pao Moo recipe combines minced pork with Thai holy basil for a simple, spicy, and flavorful dish! Serve it with a fried egg on top to help balance out the spice.

Quick and easy egg roll in a bowl

Quick and easy egg roll in a bowl

Instant pot egg roll in a bowl is super quick and easy! Quicker than making takeout, this is done in under 30 minutes. Serve up with some crispy wonton chips for a yummy dinner.

Which of these Asian ground pork recipes will you try?

Or do you have a go-to ground pork recipe? Share in the comments below!

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