Ground pork is a versatile ingredient that anchors a globe-spanning array of dishes. Try these seven recipes that Chowhounds love:

1. Aromatic flavors pack these pork meatball banh mi with all the trimmings. –suburban_mom

2. For a simpler dish, eat these Vietnamese grilled pork meatballs on their own or in lettuce wraps. –tcamp

3. Bacon adds extra smokiness to “really, really good” chipotle meatballs, which are simmered in a chile-spiked tomato sauce. –PoppiYYZ

4. The same smoky chiles flavor the meat mixture in these chipotle pork cheeseburgers. –MrsCheese

5. Anchovies, Parmesan, lemon, and thyme flavor Nigel Slater’s pork meatballs. –Klary

6. Make pork meatballs flavored with Parmesan, minced garlic, and parsley. Brown them in olive oil, then simmer in chicken stock. Add a few handfuls of young kale, and you’ve got a delicious soup. –jmcarthur8

7. Get the flavor of pot stickers without the fuss of folding them: Mix ground pork with chopped napa cabbage, mushrooms, and green onions, then season with soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and fresh ginger. Add egg to bind, make into patties, and sauté. Serve with rice or noodles. –sarahjay

Discuss: What would you do with 1 lb. of ground pork?

Photo of CHOW’s Pork and Chorizo Chile Burger by Chris Rochelle /

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