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Vietnamese pork belly – keto pork belly recipe

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Vietnamese pork belly – keto pork belly recipe is delicious, sticky caramelized, one of the best keto pork belly strips recipes!

There are few great keto pork belly recipes, and this Vietnamese caramelized pork belly recipe is one of my favorite definitely!

This recipe is so easy to make and the result is so delicious! There is no need to cook it for few hours or to stay near the stove and stir for hours. This is one of keto Vietnamese recipes under 30 minutes. And a result is so delicious!

As you can see this is the recipe for pork belly with mushrooms. Mushrooms are complementing pork belly strips and fantastically go together. Both ingredients are delicious. Pork belly, when prepared on this way is sticky and everything is caramelized with low carb sweetener. It’s literally melting in your mouth. 

Because I use low carb sweetener erythritol to caramelize this, you won’t have a sugar overdose after eating this meal, and even if you are diabetic you can enjoy this dish, what is not the case with traditional recipes. This recipe is sugar/free, so it is definitely diabetic friendly meal for the whole family.

Picture of Vietnamese pork belly keto recipe in a skillet with mushrooms

TIPS TO MAKE VIETNAMESE PORK BELLY – KETO PORK BELLY RECIPE

Keto pork belly strips

It’s the best to use pork belly strips cut in small bite-sized pieces. Bring water with a pinch of salt to boil, put pieces of pork belly and cook for 10 to 15 minutes and after 15 minutes drain the meat and set it aside.

Melt 1 TBS of lard or coconut oil, add cooked pork belly on a hot oil, add pinch of salt and 1 TBS of erythritol. Stir everything and cook for 3-5 minutes. Cover if necessary to avoid blisters on your hands!

After 3-5 minutes, add 1 small onion cut in strips and mushrooms cut in thick slices. Add 3 TBS of fish sauce and 1 TBS of soy sauce or coconut aminos, 1/2 cup of water and some freshly ground pepper to taste and stir altogether.

Cook until everything is caramelized and glazed, and sauce completely reduced, and add spring onion at the end, and stir in to combine.

Picture of keto pork belly recipe with mushrooms

Serving keto Vietnamese pork belly

I love serving this keto pork belly recipe with a bowl of delicious fried riced cauliflower.  Here is the recipe for fried cauliflower rice, you might serve. That’s so delicious combination! 

Garnish this yummy keto pork belly with mushrooms with some crushed chili, coriander leaves, lemon grass, sesame seeds and sprinkle with some sesame oil. 

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Vietnamese pork belly – keto pork belly recipe

Picture of a bowl of keto Vietnamese caramel pork belly with cauliflower rice

Vietnamese pork belly - keto pork belly recipe is delicious, sticky caramelized, one of the best keto pork belly strips recipes!

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Pork belly strips cut in smaller bite-sized pieces 400 g/14 oz
  • Coconut oil or lard 1 TBS
  • Onion cut in slices 70 g/2.5 oz
  • Mushrooms cut in thick slices 250 g/8.8 oz
  • Low carb sweetener (erythritol) 1 TBS
  • Pinch of salt
  • Soy sauce or coconut aminos 1 TBS
  • Fish sauce 3 TBS
  • Water 1/2 cup/100 ml
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 spring onion
  • GARNISH (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Crushed chilies
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sesame oil

Instructions

  1. In a large pot bring water with a pinch of salt to boil.
  2. In a boiling water, add pieces of pork belly and cook for 10 to 15 minutes and after 15 minutes drain the meat and set it aside.
  3. Melt 1 TBS of lard or coconut oil in a skillet, put cooked pork belly on a hot oil, add pinch of salt and 1 TBS of erythritol. Stir everything and cook for 3-5 minutes. Cover if necessary to avoid blisters on your hands!
  4. After 3-5 minutes, add 1 small onion cut in slices and mushrooms cut in thicker slices. Add 3 TBS of fish sauce and 1 TBS of soy sauce or coconut aminos, 1/2 cup of water and some freshly ground pepper to taste and stir altogether.
  5. Cook until everything is caramelized and glazed, and sauce completely reduced, add spring onion at the end, and stir to combine.
  6. Optionally garnish with cilantro or other garnishes you like.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 543Total Fat: 53gCarbohydrates: 4.34gNet Carbohydrates: 3.42gFiber: 0.92gProtein: 12g

This is for your information only, please calculate your own macros with ingredients you use.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Louise
    April 5, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    I tried this recipe yesterday and it received the sound of approval from the house. I think the fish sauce can be adapted for taste. I followed the 3 TBSP and feel there is room for adaption depending on your taste buds. I chopped my mushrooms nice and thick, which really contributed to the meaty texture of this dish. I am thinking of slow cooking the pork first to see how this changes the recipe.

    • Reply
      Family On Keto
      April 6, 2021 at 2:59 pm

      Hi Louise, thank you for the comment! I agree, you can be creative with every recipe! So glad you loved it!

  • Reply
    Dee
    March 29, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    I tried my hand at keto Mongolian Beef. The flavor was good but it didn’t caramelize. I’m going to try your recipe!

    • Reply
      Family On Keto
      April 6, 2021 at 3:03 pm

      Hi Dee, I hope you will love it! Just do the caramelization on a slower heat and longer.

  • Reply
    Heather
    January 14, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    This recipe looked delicious but unfortunately did not carmelize. It was more like pork, soy broth and onions. I ended up straining the onions and pork out of the broth and placing it into a pan tossed with some sugar free teriyaki and broiling it. I didn’t use fish sauce as it’s not something I keep around, nor is it anything I’ve ever seen in the grocery, but I doubt it would’ve made a difference. Turned out okay though. I used green onions and sesame seeds to garnish.

    • Reply
      Family On Keto
      January 16, 2021 at 6:21 pm

      Hi Heather, it need to be stirred until caramelized. Fish sauce is more for the taste, it gives special flavor to prepared dish.

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