Keto Chinese pork with Brussels sprouts

Keto Chinese pork with Brussels sprouts

Goodbye takeout! This easy keto meal delivers all of the flavor of Chinese food without the food coma. Plus, you'll have dinner on the table in no time.

Keto Chinese pork with Brussels sprouts

Goodbye takeout! This easy keto meal delivers all of the flavor of Chinese food without the food coma. Plus, you'll have dinner on the table in no time.
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 113 lbs 600 g pork belly
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 2 garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • 3 oz. 75 g butter or coconut oil
  • 1 lb 450 g Brussels sprouts
  • ½ ½ leekleeks
  • salt and ground black pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Cut the pork belly into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Rinse and trim the Brussels sprouts. Cut in halves or quarters depending upon their size.
  3. Add the pork to a pan and place it over medium-high heat. Fry until golden brown.
  4. Smash the garlic cloves and add them along with the Brussels sprouts and the butter. Fry until the sprouts are starting to turn golden brown.
  5. Mix soy sauce and rice vinegar in a small bowl and add that to the pan.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Finally sprinkle on thinly sliced leeks. Give it all a stir and serve.

Tip!

For a gluten-free and soy-free alternative to soy sauce, try coconut aminos; check the label, but expect about one gram net carbs per teaspoon.

If you can't find pork belly you can use bacon instead. If you want to vary this dish you can substitute the Brussels sprouts for green beans or broccoli and there will be little to no change to the amount of carbs.

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8 comments

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  2. Susie
    Yes, I skipped the leeks and, because I didn’t have sprouts, I opted for cabbage. Quite delicious and filling.
  3. Shulammite
    I don’t have rice vinegar, can I substitute it to wine vinegar?
    Reply: #5
  4. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I don’t have rice vinegar, can I substitute it to wine vinegar?

    They are pretty different ingredients, but you can give it a try if you like wine vinegar in general.

  5. Jacob
    It was easy to make but i have a ton of liquid (grease) from the pork belly. So you keep that all in and just mix it in?
    Reply: #7
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    That's personal preference and may depend on the amount of grease from your particular pork belly. You can incorporate it or drain it off.
  7. Francine
    Do I need to remove the hard skin on the pork belly? I’ve never made this before
    Reply: #9
  8. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    That hard skin becomes MUCH softer when cooked! It's got good fats. You can take off the top layer if you want though, that's personal preference.
  9. Janice
    it was a hassle to find the rice vinegar but it was worth it. Such a moreish dish! I made three portions and ate two.

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