Spicy keto pork and kale soup

Spicy keto pork and kale soup

For a souper supper that is flavorful and keto, get cooking with this well-spiced pork soup. It's a one-pot meal, with a little extra fun—a buttery fat bomb to finish it with style. Drop it in. Watch it melt. Then say good-bye to hunger... and hello to flavor!

Spicy keto pork and kale soup

For a souper supper that is flavorful and keto, get cooking with this well-spiced pork soup. It's a one-pot meal, with a little extra fun—a buttery fat bomb to finish it with style. Drop it in. Watch it melt. Then say good-bye to hunger... and hello to flavor!
USMetric
2 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. 110 g kale
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 11 oz. 300 g ground pork
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp chili flakes
  • 2 2 chicken bouillon cubechicken bouillon cubes
  • 2 cups 475 ml water
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp tamari soy sauce
  • 1 1 scallionscallions
Savory Asian fat bombs
  • 2 oz. 50 g butter
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp (10 g) sesame seeds, roasted

Instructions

Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Mix butter, sesame oil, chili flakes and salt in a small bowl. Place in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.
  2. When cooled, shape the butter mixture into balls the size of walnuts. Roll them in the sesame seeds and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large pot or skillet. Add ground pork and fry until golden brown. Add spices and ginger and stir.
  4. Rinse and trim the kale. Chop coarsely and add to the pork. Cook for a couple of more minutes.
  5. Add water, bouillon cubes, and soy sauce and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve with finely chopped scallions and drop in a savory Asian fat bomb for flavor and satiety.

Tip!

This soup freezes well, so make a big batch! If you want a flavor boost, make your own chicken stock and use it instead of the water and bouillon cubes. Here's our delicious recipe.

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11 comments

  1. Trish
    yummy! don't skip the fat bombs. instead of rolling them, I made rounded scoops of the butter mixture with my TBSP measure. I also used way less chili flakes, cause i'm a wimp
    Reply: #2
  2. Mary
    Thanks for the tip Trish, I'm a wimp too

    yummy! don't skip the fat bombs. instead of rolling them, I made rounded scoops of the butter mixture with my TBSP measure. I also used way less chili flakes, cause i'm a wimp

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  4. Mary
    I made this morning for dinner tonight. Super easy. Tasted the broth, yummy!!! I used a mix of baby kale, spinach and chard (salad in a bag) to save time. Thinking a change of seasonings and Keto Italian wedding soup. Will make again.
  5. Martine
    This was delicious! I made chicken broth in my instant pot at lunch time with some chicken carcasses I had frozen. I then prepared the soup again in the instant pot and cooked it at high pressure for 5 minutes. I was a bit unsure about the fat bombs but they really MAKE the soup. So excited for leftovers! I made lots so there will be many lovely lunches!
  6. Kristie
    This soup is really yummy - made it three times already! Usually add more broth, and once I made it with cabbage instead of kale and it was equally good. I freeze in serving sizes and bring for work lunches.
  7. Mathilde
    Such a surprising flavour, really different, we loved it!
  8. Una
    What is a tablespoon in this context? Is it a European or American or British? They are all different. Weights or millilitres where appropriate would be much more accurate in metric to make sure recipe isn't spoilt by a wrong measurements. Thanks.
  9. Cheryl
    It was very tasty, but the boullion and butter bombs made it very salty. So I’m adding unsalted broth and some more veggies to tame it.
  10. Angel
    We make this a lot and it works great with mild pork sausage (it was on sale here recently for much cheaper than ground pork) and collards instead of kale. Not only are collards cheaper than kale, often, but they are also slightly lower carb. So, if you want to play with this recipe, I can attest to its flexibility.
  11. alice
    could i use italian sausage instead of ground pork?
    Reply: #12
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    could i use italian sausage instead of ground pork?

    Yes, you could use any ground protein that you prefer.

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