When you’re limited on the foods you can eat, it’s easy to also feel limited in your choice of recipes. This is often the case with those who choose the paleo eating way of life. If you’re on a paleo plan and you have a hankering for pork, check out these ground pork recipes paleo followers can easily whip up in the kitchen.
Ground Pork Recipes Paleo Style
Everyone needs some variety in their lives. That’s applicable when it comes to satisfying your palate, too. Thus, these ground pork recipes have the flavor you’ve been looking for. As a side note, you can also substitute ground turkey for the pork if you prefer.
Tailgater’s Pork Meatballs
Ingredients for Meat
- 1 lb. ground pork
- 1 tsp. minced fresh ginger
- 4 cloves minced garlic
- 2 tbsp. chopped green onion
- ½ tsp. crushed red pepper
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. ground pepper
Ingredients for Sauce
- ¾ cup coconut aminos
- 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp. sesame oil
- ¼ tsp. fish sauce
- Lime juice (fresh, if possible)
Mix all ingredients for the meat together in a mixing bowl. It’s easier, albeit messy, to mix with your hands. Form ½ inch meatballs with mixture. Prepare a medium sauce pan and add a tablespoon of coconut oil. Place meatballs in the pan and pan fry until the meatballs are browned and cooked thoroughly.
While meatballs are cooking, add sauce ingredients to a small pot. Mix well and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to low and allow it to cook until it thickens. Finally, top the meatballs (while still in the pan) with the sauce and serve immediately.
Ground Pork Tacos
- 1 lb. ground pork (organic, if possible)
- ¾ tsp. cumin
- ¾ tsp. ground pepper
- ½ tsp. kosher salt.
- ¼ tsp. paprika
- Bagged, shredded coleslaw
- Paleo, gluten-free tortillas
- Toppings: pickled onions, cilantro, lime
Cook pork by placing it in a pan and browning the meat over medium heat. Use a large spoon to break it up as you cook. When meat is almost brown, add in a ¼ cup of water and spices. Mix well and finish cooking meat. Once meat is complete, add a small amount of meat per tortilla. Top with coleslaw, pickled onions, cilantro and a nice squeeze or two of fresh lime.
Paleo Party Chili
- ground pork
- 1 large onion, diced
- 10 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 large green bell pepper, diced
- 1 large red bell pepper, diced
- 3 tbsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 2 whole bay leaves
- Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste)
- Toppings: diced tomatoes, green onions and fresh lime
Pour two tablespoons of oil in a saucepan. Over medium heat, cook onions and bell peppers until softened. Then, add pork and cook on medium high heat while breaking up meat with a large spoon. Once meat is almost browned through, add ½ cup of water. Then, add all spices including the garlic. Cook on medium low heat until meat is cooked through and spices are blended in well.
Transfer chili to single serving bowls and top with diced tomatoes, green onions and a few squeezes of fresh lime.
To conclude, it’s not difficult to come across ground pork recipes paleo followers can prepare with minimal effort. Special diet plans don’t always require a lot of work in the kitchen. And if you’re interested in other easy paleo recipes, you can find more on our HealthHearty site!