Why you’ll love this easy ground pork skillet dinner

  • With only 6 main ingredients (plus the sauce), you’ll have this scratch made dinner on the table in about 25-minutes!
  • The simple homemade sauce coats all of the veggies to give this pork stir-fry some incredible flavor.
  • Everything cooks in one pan, so it’s the perfect easy weeknight dinner!
  • You can add any other veggies you choose, so feel free to make this recipe your own or use what you have on hand.

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How to make this one pan ground pork skillet

Mix up the sauce.
Prepare the vegetables.
Cook the onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes.
Cook the pork 6-7 minutes until browned.
Add cabbage and carrots and dump in the sauce.
Stir well to mix and cook for 4-5 minutes until veggies soften.

Ingredient notes

  • Ground pork – Pork goes really well with cabbage, but you can substitute any other protein desired. Ground turkey, ground beef, ground chicken, etc. Leftover pulled pork would work great too.
  • Coconut aminos – You can substitute liquid aminos or soy sauce if desired. Just use 1/4 cup instead as those are saltier than coconut aminos.
  • Veggies – If desired, you can use other veggies in this skillet. Typical stir-fry veggies work best (bell peppers, broccoli, snap peas, etc.)

Recipe tips

  • A bag of shredded cabbage and carrots (coleslaw mix) works great to cut down prep time for this recipe.
  • If you want some extra flavor, cook the pork a little longer so it develops some crispy brown bits around the edges. Those are my personal favorite.
  • Don’t cook the cabbage too long at the end. You want it to be crisp-tender (just starting to get soft). If you cook it too long it will get mushy.

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25-Minute Ground Pork and Cabbage Skillet

This easy ground pork and cabbage skillet is a flavorful dinner the whole family will love and it's ready in only about 25-minutes! With a simple homemade sauce that coats everything in salty, savory goodness, this recipe will be one to put on heavy rotation.


For the sauce:

  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard, (wet mustard)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, (optional, spicy)

For the skillet:

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups shredded cabbage, (can chop/shred your own or use a 14oz bag of pre-shredded mixed cabbage)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 lb ground pork, (can sub ground chicken, beef, or turkey)

Optional toppings:

  • Sesame seeds
  • Sliced green onions


  • Prepare the sauce by mixing all of the sauce ingredients together in a bowl measuring cup. Set aside.
  • Chop onion and garlic, and prepare cabbage and carrots.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add in sesame oil. Once hot, add in onion and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add in ground pork. Break the pork into bits and cook, stirring occasionally, until the pork is browned, about 6-7 minutes.
  • Once the pork is cooked, add in the cabbage and carrots. Dump the sauce over everything and stir to mix. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are soft and cooked to your desired state.
  • Remove from heat and serve with optional toppings as desired.

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Calories: 408kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Fiber: 4g
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25-Minute Ground Pork and Cabbage Skillet25-Minute Ground Pork and Cabbage Skillet