Buckwheat and Pork (one-pot meal)

Buckwheat and Pork (a healthy & easy one-pot meal!) @natashaskitchen

Here’s an easy and healthy dinner idea! We are buckwheat fans at our house and pretty soon buckwheat will need it’s own category on the blog 😉 (Click Here to read more about why buckwheat is so good for you). I love that this buckwheat and pork recipe is made in one pot. This means less dishes to clean and less fuss at the stove.

This is a simple, everyday buckwheat recipe that uses basic ingredients and the results are nothing short of delicious. My husband and son approved. P.S. This recipe is 100% gluten free. 🙂

Buckwheat and Pork (a healthy & easy one-pot meal!) @natashaskitchen

Ingredients for Buckwheat and Pork:

1 cup buckwheat, rinsed and drained well
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1/2-3/4 lb ground meat (we used pork)
1 medium onion diced (click for quick tutorial)
1 medium carrot grated
2 garlic cloves minced
2 Tbsp ketchup
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 bay leaves
Olive oil to sauté

Buckwheat and Pork

How to Make Buckwheat with Pork:

1. Heat a dutch oven over medium heat. Once it’s hot, add 1 Tbsp olive oil. Add well drained buckwheat and saute, stirring occasionally for 3-4 minutes. Remove buckwheat from the pot and set aside.

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2. In the same pot add 2 Tbsp more olive oil. Add diced onion and grated carrot and saute for 4-5 minutes or until softened. Add ground meat and continue to saute until lightly browned and cooked through. Add 2 Tbsp of ketchup, 2 minced cloves of garlic and combine well.

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3. Spread toasted buckwheat evenly over the top of the mixture and cover it with 1 1/2 cups boiling water. Sprinkle the top with 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp of black pepper and 2 bay leaves.

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4. Close the pot with a tight fitting lid. Simmer for 15 min or until kernels are soft and fluffy. Remove from heat and let it stand covered for an additional 10 min without mixing, then stir and serve.

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Buckwheat and Pork (one-pot meal)

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Here's an easy and healthy dinner idea! I love that this recipe is made in one pot. This means less dishes to clean and less fuss at the stove. This is a simple, everyday type of recipe that uses basic ingredients and the results are nothing short of delicious. P.S. This recipe is 100% gluten free.
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $5-$7
Serving: 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup buckwheat, rinsed and drained well
  • 1½ cups boiling water
  • ½-3/4 lb ground meat (we used pork)
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 medium carrot grated
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Olive oil to sauté

Instructions

  1. Heat a dutch oven (or heavy-bottomed pot) over medium heat. Once it’s hot, add 1 Tbsp olive oil. Add well drained buckwheat and saute, stirring occasionally for 3-4 minutes. Remove buckwheat from the pot and set aside.
  2. In the same pot add 2 Tbsp more olive oil. Add diced onion and grated carrot and saute for 4-5 minutes or until softened. Add ground meat and continue to saute until lightly browned and cooked through. Add 2 Tbsp of ketchup, 2 minced cloves of garlic and combine well.
  3. Spread toasted buckwheat evenly over the top of the mixture and cover it with 1½ cups boiling water. Sprinkle the top with ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp of black pepper and 2 bay leaves.
  4. Close the pot with a tight fitting lid. Simmer for 15 min or until kernels are soft and fluffy. Remove from heat and let it stand covered for an additional 10 min without mixing, then stir and serve.

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  • Natalya Rybakov
    June 9, 2017

    Thank you, Natasha for such easy and very yammie recipe, but only it came out dry. I’m thinking that either might be cause I was steaming these 15 minutes on medium heat, or maybe cause I used regular skillet with not thick enough bottom, or small proportion of water compared to grechka? In our family we usually cook buckwheat to water 1 cup to 3 cups of cold water ( 1:3). What we do, on high hear we pour first 3 cups of cold water into sautéed meat, onions, carrots, and tomato or tomato sauce, and wait for water to boil, and then pour out 1 cup of buckwheat, and lower the heat to med-high, and wait 15 minutes. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 9, 2017

      Natalya, If you have used the same proportions I have listed, make sure you are using tight fitting lid and keeping it covered. Make sure to keep it covered for additional 10 minutes after its done cooking. With buckwheat its easy to fix if it comes out dry, just stir in a splash of boiling hot water and fluff it up. Reply

  • Daniel
    March 8, 2016

    Thank you very much for teaching me how to cook with buckwheat. I was slightly unsure but with determined resolve of my new diet my wife enjoyed this dish thoroughly. I did cheat and use a little white wine instead of water however. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 8, 2016

      I’m so happy to hear that. Thanks for sharing that with me 🙂 I love the idea of using white wine instead of water! Reply

  • Deb
    January 19, 2016

    Thank you so much for this delicious recipe! I found your recipe while searching for some tasty ways to cook buckwheat. Someone told me that eating buckwheat is great for healing bones (I recently had an injury). I used chicken breakfast sausage (because it was all I had) and WOW it was still so wonderful. I don’t have a dutch oven (just a ceramic stock pot) so I just stirred the bottom about 2-3 times and it did not burn. I’m so happy because this was healthy, so easy to make – even in a leg cast! 🙂 – the flavors are incredible, and my boyfriend approved (as in, he devoured it.) Now..off to find tonight’s dinner in the rest of your recipes! Thanks, Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 19, 2016

      I’m so happy you loved it! I hope you recover quickly – that would be so hard to have a leg cast. Sheesh I cant even imagine. God bless you to heal quickly! If you are a buckwheat fan, you should try the buckwheat pilaf also. Mmm 🙂 Reply

  • September 23, 2015

    This sounds like such a comforting meal for when the weather gets colder. And so easy to make! Great pictures! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 23, 2015

      Thank you Emily, I have another great buckwheat recipe coming later this week. You’ll love that one too :). Reply

  • Dora Lenchuk
    July 1, 2015

    Natasha, since I married a Russian wonderful man, the Kasha is one of the dishes that I introduced my kids since little. Some said don’t like it.
    I always make it the traditional way. But this time is my First one pot meal dish.
    I used ground turkey and instead of water I used chicken broth.
    Family loves this recipe now.
    I make a lot of your recipes.
    So today my honey said kasha Nasha …

    Thanks again! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 1, 2015

      Dora, great job on improvising and you are welcome :). You just reminded me that I need to buy more of buckwheat, since we are out. Reply

    • Victoria
      February 5, 2016

      Dora, did you use the same proportions of Chicken Broth as water?

      Also how did the ground turkey came out? I used ground beef and it was not tender. Reply

  • Aleksandra
    June 21, 2015

    Natasha,

    Just found your blog and I love it! My family is Polish and so many of these recipes remind me of home 🙂 My mama just made this this other week! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 21, 2015

      Welcome to the site Aleksandra :). Don’t you just love it when a recipe brings back sweet memories from your childhood. I hope you’ll find some new favorites. Reply

  • Susan
    June 16, 2015

    After making your “Buckwheat with Mushrooms,” I am a Buckwheat convert! I want to make this, substituting ground lamb for the pork (Pork is hard to get and very expensive in Middle East where I live). Do you think it will work? Thank you for your advice…. and your delicious recipes. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 16, 2015

      I do think it would work well with lamb. It’s the opposite here; pork is cheap and lamb is expensive. Let me know how you like it with lamb! 🙂 Reply

  • Mila
    May 25, 2015

    Growing up, my mom made buckwheat all the time but this recipe was the first time I’ve ever made it myself. It turned out very good both times and my husband, who refused to eat buckwheat before, loved it. First time I made it with beef, second time all I had was breakfast pork sausage and it was delicious. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 25, 2015

      Mila, I like the idea of beef and pork sausage :). Thank you for sharing that tip with me. Reply

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