Asian Ground Pork and Spinach

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Salty fish sauce and tangy lime juice are balanced by toasty sesame oil in an irresistible dressing that coats lightly wilted spinach and ground pork.


  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • 3 Tbs. distilled white vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. fish sauce
  • 2 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. Asian sesame oil
  • 10 oz. (10 packed cups) baby spinach


Heat a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1 lb. ground pork and 1/2 tsp. salt and cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spatula, until cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk together the lime juice, vinegar, fish sauce, sugar, and sesame oil in a small bowl.

Add 2 Tbs. of the dressing and, in two batches, the spinach to the skillet. Cook, tossing often, until the second batch is wilted, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat, toss with the remaining dressing, and serve.