Monday, June 24, 2019

Keto Hungarian Style Pork Stew

Rainy days always call for stew. 
We don't get many rainy days in Lillooet in the summer so when we do get them, we have to take advantage. This is a very simple stew that only takes a few minutes to whip up and then simmers for a couple of hours and makes your house smell UH-mazing. It also happens to be keto, which is a win for me. My parents, who are not doing keto, loved it. They had theirs over rice while I had mine with a couple of Fat Head Biscuits. (Sorry, we haven't posted our fat head recipe yet but if you Google it then you can easily find tons! I will get our version posted ASAP).
According to MyFitnessPal 1 serving, recipe makes 5, is: 163 calories, 7 fat, 9 carbs, 2.3 fiber, 1.9 sugar, 19 protein. (That's 6.7 net carbs!)

Keto Hungarian Style Pork Stew

1 lb pork, cubed
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 of a medium onion, diced
1 small red pepper, diced
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/2 pkg gelatin (about 11/2 tsp)
1 Tbsp oil
1/2 Tbsp butter
1/2 Tbsp paprika (smoked, if you have it)
1/4 tsp caraway seeds
1/2 Tbsp red wine
8 oz (13.5 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp lemon juice
salt & pepper

Prep your pork and veggies. 

Add the gelatin to the chicken stock and set aside. 
In a large pot over medium high heat, cook the pork until it is browned. Once it is has been browned, remove the meat from the pot and set aside. In the same pot add the oil and butter. Add in the onion and pepper and cook about 3 - 4 minutes. 
Lower the heat and add in the garlic, paprika, and caraway. Cook and stir for 1 minute or two. Add in the red wine to help deglaze the pot. 
Add in the tomatoes, bay leaf, lemon juice, and salt & pepper. Stir for about 2 minutes. 
Add in the chicken stock with the gelatin. 

Stir well. Cover and let simmer for about 2 hours, stirring every 20 minutes or so. Remove the lid and let cook down to desired consistency. (I cooked it with the lid off for another 10 minutes.)
Serve hot with rice, potatoes, pasta, cauliflower rice, fat head bread, veggies, or on its own. 

You don't have to be following keto to enjoy this yummy stew. I love any meal that only takes a few minutes to prepare and winds up tasting delicious AND is healthy. Who doesn't, really? ;)

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