This is a sponsored post on behalf of Kansas Pork Farmers. All recipes and opinions are my own.
Have you ever had a recipe that’s a staple for your family, but you decided to switch it up a bit? Asian Spaghetti and Meatballs is a family favorite, that we have had using ground beef or turkey. Recently, I decided to give it a go with ground pork.We’ve been venturing out of our usual meals by adding some delicious pork meals to the mix. I have been looking at some of our tried and true recipes, and figuring out if we can substitute pork instead.
By the way, why didn’t any of you tell me how inexpensive pork is? I’m so excited to add it to our grocery list, and get our grocery budget even lower. But, I digress.
This Asian Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe is so amazing with the addition of pork. It’s very similar to a lo mein recipe, but so much easier. It’s the perfect cheap weeknight meal.
Plus, you know that cole slaw mix you grab in the bad salad section of the store? Yeah, that’s in here. It’s such a genius way to use that culinary short cut.
Want to watch me make this recipe, including a homemade teriyaki sauce? Watch here: Asian Spaghetti and Meatballs.
Asian Spaghetti and Meatballs
1lb ground pork
1 pound spaghetti, cooked al dente
1 cup teriyaki sauce (or make this recipe for a homemade teriyaki sauce)
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
1 cup bagged cole slaw mix
3 carrots, shredded longways with a vegetable peeler
1 cup scallions, chopped
Place ground pork into a medium sized bowl.
Pour 1/2 cup of the teriyaki sauce and place 1/2 cup onions on top of ground meat, then mix together.
Place a large skillet on medium heat. Add oil to skillet.
While waiting for pan to heat up, turn meat mixture into golf ball sized meatballs.
Place first half of meatballs into skillet.
Allow them to brown on first side for 4 minutes, then turn. Cook another 3 minutes on other side.
Remove cooked meatballs.
Repeat with second batch of meatballs.
After the second batch is cooked, remove to plate with other meatballs.
Add carrots, cole slaw, and pasta into skillet, along with 1/2 cup of teriyaki sauce.
Toss until everything is coated, and until carrots and cole slaw mix is wilted.
Turn off heat, place meatballs back into pan and sprinkle the rest of the green onions on top.
Serve and enjoy!