Is there anything ground pork can’t do? From meatballs, to burgers, to Asian-inspired dishes, this is the best kind of meat to have on hand for a quick meal. And since our pigs have the freedom and opportunity to use their muscles in the woods, the meat develops a deep, incredible taste. In fact, mixing it with ground beef is one of our favorite things to do.
Ground pork is very versatile. Pre-heat some oil in a pan until it’s nice and hot. Add the meat to hot pan and use a stiff spatula to break down the meat. Let meat cook for 7-10 minutes.
We grab our ground pork from a number of different places on the hog. The first off is "trim" - which is a term used for the trimmings on more select cuts like chops and bacon. After that we grab some fat from the hogs back - and then add in shoulder, picnic, ham, cheek, and shank!