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This Teriyaki Ground Pork Stir Fry is a quick and easy way to get a delicious dinner on the table. Plenty of veggies, a sweet homemade teriyaki sauce that only takes under 10 minutes to make and all the delicious ground pork for a dinner the whole crew will love!
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Huge fans of pork in our house and I love using ground pork in recipes. These Ground Pork Tacos are in our weekly rotation lately! And this Spicy Sausage Pasta is always a hit! This new ground pork stir fry is a super simple flavorful way to get dinner on the table on a busy night!
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Why You Will Love This Ground Pork Stir Fry Recipe:
- It is so easy to whip up! Don't be intimidated by a homemade teriyaki stir fry--it's so much easier than you think. A rich, delicious sauce is ready in minutes and pretty hard to mess up!
- A great option to meal prep. I often will make this recipe early in the week and then make little rice bowls that are ready to go. That way a good meal is just minutes away when someone is super hungry.
- Takes 30 minutes or less! With the help of my favorite: minute rice, this pork stir fry whips up in minimal time. I use frozen broccoli and pre-shredded carrots a lot too from the produce section to shave off a few more minutes when I have a house of hungry boys and dinner needs to be ready ASAP!
- A great way to use up veggies in the fridge. I often like to toss in veggies that we need to use up from the fridge into this ground pork teriyaki recipe. A perfect way to get in more vegetables as well as minimize food waste.
- ground pork: you can find this near the pork in your meat section. Look for ground pork versus ground pork sausage or Italian sausage.
- broccoli: I use frozen most of the time since I almost always have it on hand. Fresh chopped broccoli will work as well.
- onion: white or yellow onion is our preference. I like to top with chopped green onion as well.
- carrots: shredded carrots are ideal as they heat up fast. My grocery sells shredded carrots in bags and that helps minimize prep time.
- soy sauce: I like to use low sodium soy sauce. If you need a gluten free option, tamari will work great in this ground pork stir fry.
- brown sugar: light or dark is fine, whatever you have on hand. Coconut sugar should work well but will alter the flavor of the sauce
- honey: whatever you have on hand! I am thinking of using some hot honey next time to spice things up a bit.
- garlic: I prefer fresh cloves in this teriyaki sauce. If you don't have any, you can use a teaspoon of garlic powder.
- ginger: freshly minced ginger flavor is unmatched by ground ginger. I have however used the powder in a pinch and that is fine. Start with ½ teaspoon and adjust to your liking.
- corn starch: this will thicken the teriyaki sauce. You can use arrowroot powder instead. Make sure to mix with the water until smooth.
- orange zest: the orange zest brings a level of flavor to the teriyaki sauce that we love more than anything. I highly suggest not skipping it!
How To Make This Pork Teriyaki Stir Fry:
To make this ground pork teriyaki stir fry, I highly suggest skipping the ready to go teriyaki sauce. You will be amazed at how easy the sauce is to prepare!
- Add all the teriyaki sauce ingredients to a small sauce pan except the orange zest, ¼ cup of water and the corn starch.
- Bring the mixture to a low boil.
- Once the mixture begins to boil, whisk together the corn starch and remaining ¼ cup of water until smooth. Slowly pour this slurry into the sauce pan stirring constantly.
- The teriyaki sauce will quickly thicken and once it does, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the orange zest. Set it aside until ready to use.
- While preparing the teriyaki sauce, prepare the stir fry. Add oil to heated skillet and sauté the onion until they start to become translucent.
- Add in the ground pork and break into small pieces. Brown the pork until it reaches 160°F internal temperature. Drain grease if necessary.
- Add in the broccoli and carrots and cook until the broccoli is heated through.
- Turn the heat to low and stir in the teriyaki sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve as desired over rice and top with chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds. Store leftovers.
Recipe Tips and Notes:
- You can double the teriyaki sauce if you like yours super saucy.
- Add a bit of spice if desired.
- If your teriyaki sauce is too thick, you can add about a tablespoon of water in at a time until desired consistency. If it is too thin, mix a bit more corn starch with water and add it in.
You can store this ground pork stir fry in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Make sure to keep it in an air tight container.
It will also freeze for up to 3 months in a sealed freezer safe container. When I freeze it, I like to make extra sauce to toss it in when I thaw it to give it a fresh taste and more saucy texture.
Ways to Vary This Recipe:
There are lots of fun ways to add to this recipe based on your liking! Try any of the following:
- Vary the veggies. Toss in diced peppers, snow peas, mukiame, bok choy, mushrooms and more!
- Make it spicy. Add some crushed red pepper, sriracha, or your favorite hot sauce to turn the heat up.
- Vary what you serve it over. Rice doesn't have to be the only way to serve this pork stir-fry. Serve it in lettuce wraps, over noodles, or even cauliflower rice.
Other Pork Recipes To Try:
- One Pan Pork Tenderloin Dinner
- Cream of Mushroom Pork Chops
- Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops
- Ground Pork Tacos
- Pulled Pork Nachos
- Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin with Apples
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Ground Pork Stir Fry
For the Teriyaki Sauce
- ¼ c soy sauce
- 3 T brown sugar
- 1 c water, divided
- 2 T honey
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 2 T corn starch
- 1 T orange zest
For the Stir Fry
- 1 T sesame oil any cooking oil should work
- 1 onion small diced
- 1 lb ground pork
- 1 16 oz. package frozen broccoli florets
- 1 c shredded carrots
- salt and pepper to taste
For the Teriyaki Sauce
- Combine ¾ cup water, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, honey, and brown sugar in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Stir to combine.
- Bring to a low boil. Whisk ¼ c water and corn starch together well until corn starch is completely dissolved. Slowly stir in the corn starch mixture (slurry) and allow to thicken. Remove from heat immediately and stir in the orange zest. Set aside until ready to add to stir fry.
For the Stir Fry
- Add the sesame oil to a wok or skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion to skillet and heat for several minutes to soften. Add in the ground pork and heat until fully cooked (160°F should be internal temperature.), about 7-10 minutes.
- Add in the broccoli and shredded carrots and cook until heated through and tender. Change the heat to low and stir in the Teriyaki sauce. Simmer for several minutes until ready to serve. Add the orange zest if desired.
- Serve over rice or as desired!
- Add some spice or heat if desired. Add in some cayenne or red pepper flakes to your ground turkey teriyaki. A touch of sriracha is great as well!
- You can add a variety of veggies to this recipe as desired. You don't have to stick just with the broccoli. Shredded carrots, snow peas, bell peppers, baby corn and more are great additions!
I made this with ground turkey and it was very good. I think next time I would add a few more veggies; maybe some diced peppers for one.
Awesome to hear! And yes, peppers are great in it too!
Ruth Spanitz says
Tired of the same old thing so gave this a try. It was really good! The sauce was perfect and veggie options are plenty. Next time I'll add some red pepper flakes for a little kick. Whole family enjoyed it.
Happy to hear it, Ruth! And my husband loves a spicy kick to his 100%!