April 8, 2009

Chinese Eggplant with Ground Pork

Chinese eggplant with minced/ground pork is one of my favorite simple and quick comfort dishes to make. If you prefer to have more eggplants in the dish, you can double the amount of eggplants and make more sauce.

2 Chinese eggplants (medium size), cut into 2 inch by 1/2 inch slices
2 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 pound ground pork
For the Sauce
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon chili sauce such as Sambal
1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1/2 tablespoon corn starch
1 tablespoon chicken stock
Salt and pepper

Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a wok and fry the eggplants until cooked through. Set eggplants aside and keep warm. Mix the together the ingredients for the sauce except for the vegetable oil. Add the remaining oil to the wok and add the ground pork. Be sure to break the pork with a wooden spoon and cook until no longer pink. While the pork is cooking, mix together all the ingredients for the sauce. Taste the sauce and make any necessary adjustments. When the pork is cooked through, add the sauce and stir together with the pork. Once the sauce starts to thicken, return the eggplants to the pan, mix well and serve.

The sauce also goes well with all kinds of stir fry dishes. I usually make a batch and keep it in the fridge for up to two weeks.

**Remember to taste as you go. My measurements are estimates**

If you like this recipe, check out this super easy and quick garlic bok choy recipe to serve as a side with any Asian inspired meal.


Anonymous said...

Hi there, I made the eggplant and ground pork dish today per your recipe and it tastes so homecooked.. thanks! I'm definitely gonna make this more often...
Mal - NYC

Pink Foodie said...

Hi Anonymous, I'm so glad you enjoyed the dish! Thanks for visiting.

lane99 said...

Thanks for the recipe. I googled "eggplant and ground pork" and found your blog.

Made it for dinner tonight, and it was delicious. I added some green peas.

Pink Foodie said...

Hi Lane99. Thanks so much for the feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Anonymous said...

I am going to try this tonight for dinner...I will let you know how it goes! cross your fingers for me. Tina :)

Pink Foodie said...

@Tina - I hope you enjoyed the dish!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! I'm a vegetarian, but this used to be my favourite dish when I ate in China-town here in Toronto. I used veggie ground round instead of pork and it was amazing! The sauce was almost completely absorbed by the veggie ground round, so next time I'll triple the sauce measurements (I like things saucy!).

Rachel Reyna said...

I added soba noodles and this was the best! This meal could save a marriage, it's so good.

Anonymous said...

Hi pinkfoodie, made this recipe and my beau liked it! Tastes like what we are ordering from our fave restaurant. Btw, I added some tofu. Thanks!

Pink Foodie said...

@Rachel - never thought about soba noodles with this dish. Will have to try it sometime. Glad you enjoyed it!

@Anonymous - I'm so happy you were able to create something from your favorite restaurant at home.

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