Other names: Minced Pork
Translations: Zemes Cūkgaļa, Žemės Kiaulienos, Carne de porc la sol, Ground Svinjetina, Wieprzowina ziemi, Begane Varkensvlees, जमीन पोर्क, Terra da carne de porco, Граунд свинины, Ground Χοιρινό, الأرض لحم الخنزير, 그라운드 돼지고기, Pozemní Vepřové, Ground baboy, 卤肉, Ground porc, Ground Svinjina, Pozemné Bravčové, Carne di maiale macinata, קומת חזיר, Ground Gris, Земље Свињетина, 豚ミンチ, Porc haché, Ground Schweinefleisch, Ground Svinekjøtt, Ground cerdo, Граунд свинини, Ground Sianliha, Приземен Свинско
Ground meat is meat finely chopped by a meat grinder. It is called mince or mince(d) meat outside North America.
Colors: Bright Red, Pink, Light Pink
Flavors: Salty, Umami
Mouthfeel: Meaty, Tender
Food complements: Apple sauce, Bread
Wine complements: All wines, Chardonnay
Beverage complements: Coke, Rum, Brandy
Substitutes: Chicken or beef.
Selecting and Buying
Seasonality: january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, opctober, november, december
Choosing: Choose Ground Pork based on percentage of fat content and look for bright pink color to indicate freshness. If you want to grind your own pork then select pork with decent marbling if you want high quality ground pork.
Buying: Purchase ground pork at your local grocer or meat market. Some farmers markets can also carry fantastic quality ground pork.
Procuring: Raising pigs is time intensive and requires a lot of food but freshly harvested pork makes extraordinary tasty ground pork.
Preparation and Use
Ground pork can be fried, cooked or baked depending on recipe. It can make tasty meatballs, meatloaf or even unusual but relatively healthy burgers. Cook your ground pork until it begins to brown, ensure it is cooked all the way through.
Cleaning: You can't really clean ground pork, just try to buy from reputable sellers and you won't need to worry about dirty or rancid meat.
Conserving and Storing
You can store in air tight container at cool temperatures. For extended storage vacuum seal the pork and place it in a freezer.