Sweet and Spicy Pork | Gochujang Pork
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Sweet and Spicy Pork

An easy weeknight meal that is bound to be a crowd pleaser. Serve it with rice or pasta.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Inactive Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course, Pasta


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 1 1-inch x 4-inch piece ginger cut into matchsticks; 25 grams
  • 5 garlic cloves sliced
  • 2 pounds ground pork 908 grams
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce 60 grams
  • 5 tablespoons gochujang 100 grams
  • 5 tablespoons honey 100 grams
  • 4 tablespoons rice vinegar 60 grams
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil 30 grams
  • 1 ⅓ cups water


  • In a bowl, mix together soy sauce, gochujang, honey, rice vinegar, and sesame oil and set aside.
  • Heat half of the vegetable oil in a large, wide, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add in onion and cook until translucent, transfer onion to a bowl and set-aside. Add remaining vegetable oil to the pan and heat until shimmering. Add half of the pork and break it up into 6-8 pieces. Let cook undisturbed until browned on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Turn over pieces and cook undisturbed until browned on the second side, about 3 minutes. Stir in onions, garlic, ginger, and remaining pork and cook, breaking up the pieces of pork until almost fully cooked, about 5 minutes longer. Add in reserved sauces along with 2 cups of water, bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened and flavors have melded, 35-45 minutes.