This delicious ground pork stir fry recipe is perfect for a weeknight meal the whole family will love.
It's so savory and the combination of aromatics with the stir fry sauce - made up of soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and chili oil - is very satisfying.
The best part is, it's ready in less than 30 minutes!
Why You'll Love This Easy Stir Fry Recipe
This quick stir fry recipe is on the dinner table in less than 30 minutes. It's full of fresh flavors and savory ingredients. The bok choy gives it a lovely crunch.
The stir fry will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and it reheats well - making it perfect for leftovers the next day.
If you don't cook with ground pork often, you'll find it cooks similarly to ground beef. It's a little bit leaner than beef, so watch it while it browns to make sure it doesn't cook too quickly.
This dinner is one of our family favorites - I know you'll love it too!
To make this recipe, you'll only need a handful of ingredients to make this easy ground pork recipe.
- Ground Pork
- Oil (Canola Oil, Avocado Oil, or Coconut Oil)
- Onion (white onion or yellow onion)
- Fresh Ginger
- Baby Bok Choy
- Soy Sauce
- Rice Vinegar
- Chili Oil
- Green Onions
- Sesame Seeds
See the recipe card for quantities.
Prepare the vegetables - dice the onion, wash and chop the bok choy, mince the ginger and garlic, and slice the green onions.
Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the ground pork and break it up with a wooden spoon or spatula.
Cook the pork for 4 to 5 minutes or until browned. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
Heat the oil in the skillet and once hot add the diced onion. Cook for 3 minutes and then add the garlic and ginger.
Sauté for 30 seconds, stirring continuously.
Add the cooked ground meat back to the skillet and add the chopped bok choy. Stir and let cook for 3 minutes.
Add in the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and chili oil. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the green onions into the pork mixture. Top with the sesame seeds.
Optional - serve with a ½ cup of cooked rice with each serving, if desired.
Substitutions & Variations
Want to make some changes to this recipe or need a substitution? Here are some ideas.
- Vegetables - If you don't have baby bok choy you can use regular bok choy, green beans, or even sliced bell pepper.
- Citrus - add a squeeze of lime juice or lemon juice after cooking for a citrusy zing.
- Sauces - you can substitute the soy sauce for fish sauce or oyster sauce if you'd like to try another flavor.
What to Serve with Stir Fry
Stir fry pairs well with several sides, here are some of my favorite ways to serve this pork stir fry
- Rice - a warm side of white rice (like Jasmine) or brown rice pairs really well with this recipe. It soaks up the sauce and rounds out the meal.
- Rice Noodles - rice noodles are so easy to make and ready in a few minutes - they're great to serve alongside stir fry.
- Cauliflower Rice - if you want a lower carb option, try some warmed cauliflower rice.
- Udon Noodles - richly flavored noodles that you can toss with a bit of sesame oil.
More Easy Dinner Recipes to Try
If you like a quick meal, check out some of our other favorite recipes.
- Easy Oven Baked Shrimp Recipe - this super quick recipe is so tasty!
- Ground Turkey Chili - this tasty turkey chili is made with two kinds of beans.
- Blackened Tilapia - the seasoning and sautéing of this dish combine to make a delicious, tender fish.
- Zucchini Spaghetti (Zoodles with Marinara) - these zoodles topped with marinara sauce is a bright, fresh meal!
Be sure to check out our roundup of ground pork recipes as well, for more ideas!
Tips for Making this Recipe
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Cooking Tips - Make sure to cook the baby bok choy into 1-inch pieces or smaller. You want them to be bite sized!
Specialty Ingredients - You can find the baby bok choy, rice wine vinegar, and chili oil at most grocery stores or an Asian market.
Storing Tips - This recipe keeps well in the refrigerator. Store it in an airtight container for up to 3 days
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- 1 pound ground pork
- 1 tablespoon neutral oil (like canola or safflower)
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1-inch ginger, minced
- 3 heads of baby bok choy, roughly chopped
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons chili oil
- 3 green onions, diced
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the ground pork and break it up with a spoon or spatula. Cook the pork for 4 to 5 minutes or until browned. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
- Heat the oil in the skillet and once hot add the diced onion. Cook for 3 minutes and then add the garlic and ginger. Sauté for 30 seconds, stirring continuously.
- Add ground pork back to the skillet and add the chopped bok choy. Stir and let cook for 3 minutes.
- Add in the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and chili oil. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
- Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the green onions. Top with the sesame seeds.
- Serve immediately.
- Optional - serve with a ½ cup of cooked rice with each serving, if desired.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 424Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 769mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 32g