Spicy Pork

I came across a Spicy Pork recipe on Youtube and saw that it was simple and easy to make. Because Josh and I love habaneros, I used habanero peppers instead of the jalapeno peppers that the recipe called for. We have made spicy pork become a versatile dish that can be served several ways – over rice, with a flour street taco tortilla or even a bao bun. I have not tried it yet with a bao bun, but it is on the list of things to try it out with.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30
Servings: 4


    • 1 lb pork butt, diced into 1 inch pieces

    • 2 Tbsp sugar

    • 1 Tbsp sesame oil

    • 1 Tbsp mirin

    • 1 Tbsp minced garlic

    • 3 habanero peppers, minced

    • 1 tsp salt

    • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

    • 1/2 cup soy sauce

    • Green onions


    1. In a medium sized bowl, combine pork, sugar, sesame oil, mirin, minced garlic, salt & pepper.

    2. Heat a medium-sized over medium-high heat. Once pan is hot, add marinated meat to the pan and cook until meat is browned. Stir meat occasionally to have meat cook evenly. Drain the excess oil and return to heat. Continue to cook the meat to get some caramelization and to crisp the meat. Be careful to not overdo it and burn the meat.

    3. Push meat to the sides of the pan to create a middle circle. Add habanero peppers to the middle circle and let cook for about a minute. Add soy sauce to the habaneros and wait until soy sauce starts to boil. When soy sauce starts to boil, mix together with the meat and stir occasionally. Cook for 3-5 minutes.

    4. Serve over warm rice and top with green onions. Alternately, heat up flour street tacos and top with spicy pork, red onion & habanero pickling & green onions.

8 thoughts on “Spicy Pork”

    1. I have been planning to try it with chicken. I would think it would taste good as well with other proteins. I’ll try it out and if it works out I will post 😁

  1. Haha pork butt? Too bad I won’t be able to make it since most of the ingredients are not available here. Lovely pictures and so tempting πŸ™‚

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