Porkenomics: Lean Ground Pork

Check out Ontario Pork’s two new cooking videos in the Porkenomics series: Weeknight Pork Pizza Meatballs and 20- Minute Chili! The focus of the videos is on using lean ground pork to make some delicious and fast meals during the week. The video above shows how easy it is to make Weeknight Pork Pizza Meatballs. This kid friendly recipe is sure to make everyone’s mouth water just smelling the delicious meatballs!

Weeknight Pork Pizza Meatballs

Yield: Serves 4
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

1 lb (500 g) lean ground Ontario pork
1/2 cup (125 mL) EACH chopped mushrooms and dry bread crumbs
1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano leaves
7 fl oz (213 mL) prepared pizza sauce
1/2 cup (125 mL) part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

Cooking Instructions
1. In a medium bowl, stir together lean ground pork, mushrooms, bread crumbs, and oregano. Shape mixture into 12 meatballs. Fry meatballs in a skillet at medium-high until no longer pink inside. Drain excess fat if necessary.

2. Top meatballs with pizza sauce and shredded cheese; cover and reduce heat. Heat until sauce is warm and cheese is melted.

3. Serve over cooked pasta or on crusty rolls for a meatball ‘sub’.


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