17 Ideas for Canned Ground Pork Recipes

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Canned ground pork can be incorporated in pretty much any recipe that’s typically made with fresh ground pork.

You can use it to make a variety of Asian inspired stir fries and soups or whip up a simple sauce and serve it over some pasta or rice for dinner.

My favorite way to prepare ground pork is by making a hearty shepherd’s pie. This simple meal packs a ton of flavor and has the exact same flavor as it would if it’s made with fresh pork.

In any case, this list features more than enough ideas for ground pork recipes, so I am fairly certain you’ll also manage to find a personal favorite.

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17 Best Canned Ground Pork Recipes

Pork Stroganoff

Let’s kick things off with this quick and easy Pork Stroganoff recipe. It blends some buttery mushrooms and ground pork with slices of apple in a sour cream sauce.

The entire recipe comes together in less than half an hour and is one of the best ways to incorporate canned ground pork.

Check recipe at: Foodtastic Mom

Crispy Ground Pork Tacos

Ground pork recipes don’t get any easier than these crispy pork tacos.

The tacos are made with a simple filling of ground pork which is sauteed along with some onions and garlic.

The meat is seasoned with a mix of chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin and dried oregano.

Naturally, using canned ground pork will drastically reduce the cook time of this dish, which makes it ideal for busy weeknight dinners.

Check recipe at: What Molly Made

Bean and Pork Burritos

Another convenient way to use pre-cooked ground pork is to make bean and pork burritos.

This simple dish combines ground pork and black beans in a savory tomato based sauce.

The filling also contains chopped bits of sweet pepper and some jalapenos which add a spicy kick.

The great thing about these burritos is that you can freeze them and include them into your meal prep plan.

Check recipe at: Kitchen Divas

Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Bowls

Crispy caramelized pork stir fried in a mouthwatering sweet and sticky sauce. Now this is a dish that you’ll most likely never get tired of.

Especially if you serve it over a bed of rice or some fresh lettuce wraps.

The ground pork that’s used for this recipe is made from pork butt, but you can also use a mix of pork mince and ground beef.

Check recipe at: Posh Journal

The Best Ever Shepherd’s Pie

If you’re longing for some homemade comforting meal, then you definitely have to try this shepherd’s pie.

The recipe is made entirely from scratch and comes with make ahead instructions as well.

It features a delicious ground pork filling made with lots of gravy and a fluffy layer of mashed potatoes on top.

You can serve the pie with a side of glazed carrots, sauteed green beans or a green lettuce salad.

Check recipe at: Savory Nothings

Easy Pork Ragu Pappardelle

One of the most classic ways you can use ground pork is by making a simple pork ragu or Bolognese sauce.

And that’s exactly what this recipe is all about. The ragu in this case, is mixed and served with tender pappardelle pasta.

Of course, you don’t need to be limited by this choice and can use pretty much any type of pasta you can think of.

Check recipe at: Skinny Spatula

Sweet and Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps

These pork lettuce wraps are loaded with tons of sweet and spicy flavors. They’re perfect if you’re looking for a healthy meal that requires a low amount of effort.

In order to make them you’ll need to saute some ground pork with red peppers, onions and carrots.

You then simply layer a spoonful of the filling over some butter lettuce, and presto, you’re done.

Check recipe at: What Molly Made

Ground Pork Patties

Ground pork patties are a staple Balkan dish that can be prepared in a few different ways.

In the case of this recipe, the patties are rolled into breadcrumbs and pan fried. This gives them a crispy exterior and a tender inside.

Pork patties usually pair the best with a side of sauteed or mashed potatoes.

Check recipe at: Everyday Delicious


This recipe courtesy of SpendWithPennies.com takes some creative liberties and reinvents the classic Hungarian recipe.

It does that by using ground beef instead of whole beef and adding some macaroni noodles.

Naturally, you can also make this recipe with canned ground pork instead of ground beef.

Don’t worry, the difference in taste will be barely noticeable.

Check recipe at: Spend With Pennies

Pork and Cabbage Spring Rolls

With this recipe, you’ll no longer need to visit a Chinese restaurant to enjoy some tasty spring rolls.

Making it is simpler than it seems as all that’s required on your part is to whip up the filling, layer it on top of the spring roll wrappers and fry them.

This recipe also includes instructions on how to make a dipping sauce in case the flavor of the spring rolls isn’t enough for you.

Check recipe at: The Hungry Hutch

The Best Pork Chili

I am not sure if this is truly the best pork chili recipe out there, but it’s certainly worth giving a shot.

It includes ground pork which is simmered in a rich tomato sauce along with black beans, corn, bell pepper, jalapeno and sweet onions.

You can make both in a slow cooker and on the stove.

Check recipe at: A Cedar Spoon

Italian Style Pork Meatballs

These Italian style pork meatballs can be eaten all on their own or served over some pasta.

They are seasoned with Italian herbs and cooked in a creamy tomato sauce. A single serving typically yields 30 meatballs which can feed roughly six people.

Check recipe at: VJ Cooks

Italian Stuffed Peppers

One of the easiest ways to incorporate canned ground pork into a meal is by making stuffed peppers.

This simple meal is made by roasting bell peppers which are stuffed with a mixture of partially cooked rice and ground pork.

The peppers are also topped with Monterey Jack cheese which adds additional flavor.

Check recipe at: Yep Recipes

Spicy Peanut Ground Pork Stir Fry

This ground pork stir fry is jam packed with vegetables and full of bold flavors. It’s also super easy and requires less than 15 minutes to fully cook.

The standout feature in this stir fry is the spicy peanut butter sauce. The sauce is made from a simple mix of Thai curry paste, a dash of peanut butter and some soy sauce.

In case you don’t have any peanut butter, you can swap it with any nut butter you might have at hand.

Check recipe at: Meal Plan Addict

Cabbage Roll Soup

This cabbage roll soup features loads of cabbage, beef, pork and rice simmered in a rich tomato sauce.

The soup is surprisingly easy to prepare and comes together in no more than an hour.

It’s an overall great comfort food you can serve on a chilly winter evening.

Check recipe at: Spend With Pennies

Cuban Sloppy Joes

These Cuban sloppy joes are perfect if you’re looking for a way to feed a large crowd.

They are made with ground pork which is seasoned with a dash of lime juice, all spice, Worcestershire sauce, and ground coriander.

Apart from the meat, these sloppy joes also include a few slices of pickles and some Swiss cheese.

Check recipe at: Dinner Then Dessert

Ground Pork and Zucchini Stir Fry

There’s really no shortage of stir fry ideas when it comes to ground pork. This particular rendition is made with zucchini, scallions and fresh ginger.

Even though this stir fry is a complete meal, you can serve it over some rice if you want to make it more filling.

Check recipe at: The Kitchn

Closing thoughts

Cooking with canned ground pork is a convenient way to save up some time. And fortunately, there are more than plenty of recipes that can be made with it.

You simply need to pick a dish that fits your preferences and get cooking.

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17 Ideas for Canned Ground Pork Recipes

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