15 minute ginger pork | paleo and gluten-free | Healthy Seasonal Recipes

15 minute ginger pork

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian


Ground pork sauteed with minced ginger, scallions, maple syrup and lime with Szechuan seasoning.



  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped, whites and green parts divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger root
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon Szechuan seasoning or 5-spice powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 8-ounce can chopped sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, preferably dark


  1. Heat oil in a large heavy bottomed skillet or wok over high heat. Add scallion whites and ginger, and stir fry until fragrant, 30 to 90 seconds. Add pork, and cook, crumbling with a spatula until the pork is completely cooked through and crumbled, 4 to 5 minutes. If fatty, drain pork mixture by scraping into a fine mesh sieve set over a large bowl and let fat run off. Return to the skillet. Dust Szechuan seasoning (or 5 spice) and salt over the pork and stir to coat. Add water chestnuts, lime juice, maple and scallion greens and stir to combine. Cook, stirring until steaming hot and mixed together, 1 to 2 minutes.


2 g Added Sugars, 105 mg Cholesterol


  • Serving Size: 2/3 cup
  • Calories: 520
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 950 mg
  • Fat: 30 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 37 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 25 g

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