August Recipe of the Month – BBQ Pork Fried Rice

I have a crush on ground pork. There. I said it. In my opinion it is one of the most underrated of the ground meats. It absorbs the flavor of everything cooked with it, and it goes well with anything. It doesn’t hurt that it runs about $1.00 less per pound than ground beef. If you don’t see it in the meat department of the grocery store ask the guy who is cutting and wrapping meats. I almost always have to ask for it at Publix which is great, because then I know it is fresh.

What does one make with ground pork? Last night I made it as a stir fry of sorts. {It isn’t really a stir fry…I just don’t know what else to call it.} This meal is very filling. I promise it will feed at least 5 people – probably more. We had enough for the three of us and leftovers for my husband to take to work at least two days this week.

Please make this. It is delicious.

BBQ Pork Fried Rice


1 lb lean ground pork
1 1/2 cups uncooked rice
2 slices bacon {I used turkey bacon, but you can use whatever}
6 fresh basil leaves
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
1 cup white mushrooms
1/4 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/4 cup & 3 tbs BBQ sauce
1 tomato
2 cups corn


1. Make the rice according to the package.

2. In a large skillet cook the pork on medium-low heat.

3. Cut the bacon into small bite size pieces..

4. Cook the bacon in a small skillet on medium heat. Cook until almost done.

5. Meanwhile, chop the basil leaves..

6. Add the basil leaves to the pork.

7. Chop the mushrooms and tomatoes.

8. Add the mushrooms, bacon, and 3 tbs of BBQ sauce to the pork {once the pork is fully cooked}.

9. Chop the tomatoes.

10. Add the tomatoes and spices to the pork.

11. Cook the corn. Add the corn and the rest of the BBQ sauce to the pork.

12. Mix everything together really well.

13. Serve in a bowl, because this is messy! Delicious, but messy.

Stephanie is a Hip Homeschool Moms team member and regularly shares her delicious recipes at The Brunette Foodie. You can also find her on Twitter or Facebook where she shares additional quips about food, her toddler son, and life.

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  1. OK, I have a pound of ground pork in the freezer…the last time I tried making something with it…my family said NO MORE! I’ll def have to try this! Maybe you can just come over and cook it for us?! HUGS!

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