Do you ever find yourself craving that rich, slow-cooked taste, but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen? Look no further! Our braised ground pork and potato recipe is a delicious take on the classic “meat and potatoes” dish, infused with Chinese flavors that will leave you wanting more.
A Winning Combination of Ground Meat and Hearty Potatoes
Whether you call it ground meat or mince, recipes featuring this versatile ingredient are always a hit. With its quick cooking time, this recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights when you need a satisfying and tasty meal on the table fast. The addition of hearty potatoes elevates this dish to a whole new level, adding a comforting element to every bite.
To make this recipe even healthier, don’t forget the vegetables! Consider adding peas, carrots, bell peppers, or even broccoli. However, steer clear of leafy greens, as they won’t hold up well with the savory sauce. For leafy greens as a side, try pairing this dish with our Garlic Baby Bok Choy or Easy Yu Choy.
Kid-Friendly and Perfect for Any Occasion
Not only is this recipe a winner for adults, but it’s also a hit with kids. The combination of tender pork and flavorful gravy over rice is hard to resist, even for picky eaters. Whether it’s a hearty family dinner or an easy lunch option, this recipe is sure to please everyone.
For those with spice-sensitive palates, don’t worry! We’ve included a note on how to adjust the spice level by using either plain or spicy bean paste. This way, you can tailor the dish to your family’s preferences.
Braised Ground Pork & Potato Recipe Instructions
To start, soak dried shiitake mushrooms in hot water for at least 2 hours, then dice them into bite-sized pieces. Meanwhile, marinate the ground pork with Shaoxing wine, dark soy sauce, and white pepper.
Next, peel and dice the potatoes, soaking them in cold water to prevent browning. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet and sauté ginger and mushrooms until fragrant. Add the pork, breaking up any large chunks, and cook until it turns opaque and lightly browned. Deglaze the pan with Shaoxing wine and then add the potato cubes.
Now, it’s time for the flavorful sauce. Combine oyster sauce, bean sauce, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, white pepper, five-spice powder, and a mixture of mushroom soaking water and fresh water. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover, and simmer until the potatoes are almost cooked through.
To add a burst of freshness, stir in garlic, onion, and your choice of vegetables. Cover and cook until the potatoes and vegetables are tender. Adjust the sauce consistency with a cornstarch slurry, season with salt, and finish with a sprinkle of chopped scallions.
Serve this lip-smacking dish alongside steamed rice, and get ready to indulge in a meal that will satisfy all your cravings!
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