Recipes using Balanced Bites spices Recipes using Balanced Bites spices


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Servings: 6 servings
This is one of my go-to easy weeknight meals, and I think it’ll become one for you and your family, too! With just a handful of fresh ingredients and lots of pantry items, you can pull together some bold Asian flavors that will satisfy your takeout craving.

This recipe also contains one of our Balanced Bites Spice Blends - SUPER GARLIC Spice Blend - which you can shop here!


  • 2 pounds ground pork 
  • 1/4 cup SUPER GARLIC Spice Blend 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder 
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced 
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced 
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or grated 
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage (about 1 head; see Tip) 
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos 
  • 2 to 3 dashes of fish sauce


  • Chopped fresh cilantro leaves 
  • Sesame seeds 
  • Sliced green onions


  • Lime wedges


In a large bowl, combine the ground pork, spice blend, and ginger powder and mix well with your hands. 

Place the ground pork in a 12-inch skillet and cook over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes, until the meat has cooked through, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Remove the meat from the pan and set aside. 

Add the bell pepper and onion to the skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the onion starts to turn translucent and the pepper softens. Add the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more, until the garlic starts to turn golden brown. 

Return the meat to the skillet, then add the shredded cabbage, coconut aminos, and fish sauce and stir to combine. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the cabbage softens slightly. 

Garnish with chopped cilantro, sesame seeds, and sliced green onions. Serve lime wedges on the side. 



Omit the red bell pepper.

Time Saving Tip

To save time and effort, buy pre-shredded cabbage. Some of these mixtures come with both green and purple cabbage and sometimes even some carrot (as shown in the picture), and they’re perfect for this dish.