Who knew that there were so many ground sausage dinner recipes that you could make?
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You will find easy ground sausage recipes often on my weekly meal plan. It is the perfect meat to grab any night of the week. I use it in my lasagna, spaghetti sauce and in many casseroles.
If you’re ready to cook up some meals made with pork, I’ve gathered up quite the list for you!
All of these quick and easy dinner ideas are simple and fast. They are easy recipes that are perfect for busy families.
All of these recipes are made using ground pork and a combination of other vegetables, spices, and ingredients! Some of these recipes can even be adapted to be made in the slow cooker.
We tend to bounce between beef, chicken, and pork recipes quite a bit but I have to admit that when the pork prices are low, I love to stock up my freezer with ground pork. This makes it a simple and affordable way to have the meat on hand when hunger strikes.
What I really love about all these easy pork recipes is that they are created with families in mind. The kids love them just as much as we do!
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If you’re a fan of meal planning and getting ahead, check out these 100 Freezer Meals for Busy Families as well. This is my favorite way to get ahead of our busy schedules!
Is ground pork healthier than ground beef?
It really all just depends on the fat content in the meats. You’re going to want to look at fat content versus the amount of sodium and other levels to decide if it’s a healthier option for you.
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Is ground pork the same as sausage?
It’s not. Sausage is going to have seasonings and other ingredients added and ground pork is literally just pork that has been ground up, without anything added. You can easily turn ground pork INTO sausage, though.
What cut of pork is best for ground pork?
Pork butt actually makes for great ground pork because it tends to have a good amount of fat.
Is pork mince the same as ground pork?
Basically, yes. Pork mince is finely chopped or ground pork, which would put it in the same category.
How long does ground pork last in the fridge?
If you’re going to keep it in the fridge, you need to have it cooked up within 1-2 days for freshness. Any longer than that and you’re going to want to throw it into your freezer to save for later.