Keto Chinese Pulled Pork – Char Siu

Keto Chinese Pulled Pork – Char Siu

Chinese flavours pair so well with pork, unfortunately they often bring a lot of sugar with them.  Thankfully, some of the flavours can be replicated like with this Keto Chinese Pulled Pork.

This is a Keto version of Char Siu (that yummy pork inside the sticky pork buns!). It’s sticky, sweet and a little spicy if you add the chilli.

Keto Chinese Pulled Pork is a super easy, simple dish that gives BIG chinese flavours without the sugar! Slow cooker / crock pot cooking is the best for this easy Keto Pulled Pork recipe. #easyketo #ketorecipes #ketogenicrecipe

Some of my favourite ‘pre-keto’ recipes included so much honey or sugar. I didn’t even realise. If I had them now, I would probably go on a week long sugar binge.

The slow cooker is your friend yet again with this recipe. If you don’t have one, for the love of Keto, please get one. They are only about $20 – $30 from most department stores and a slow cooker and some herbs transforms the cheapest meat cuts into AMAZING food.

My favourite meals are pretty much all slow cooker meals.

Set it and forget it, 8 hours later your house will be smelling like your favourite Yum Cha restaurant.

Keto Chinese Pulled Pork is a super easy, simple dish that gives BIG chinese flavours without the sugar! Slow cooker / crock pot cooking is the best for this easy Keto Pulled Pork recipe. #easyketo #ketorecipes #ketogenicrecipe

I use my Sugar Free Tomato Ketchup for this recipe.

You can use whatever sugar-free low carb tomato sauce you can find. Always remember to check those carbs though!

I love serving this with something fresh and crunchy to contrast the texture, such as my Keto Chinese Cabbage Salad .

Keto Chinese salad is a delicious combination of tangy, sweet and spicy flavours, making this Cabbage Salad the perfect keto side dish or BBQ accompaniment! #ketosalad #ketogenicrecipes #ketodiet

This salad is super tasty and fresh, and the dressing has some serious ZING to it. Zing is the only word I can think to describe it. It’s a sweet-sour-salty combination that, drenced all over crunchy veg, makes my tastebuds excited.

I add in avocado to the salad, even though it’s very NOT traditional, but because it adds a great creaminess. Oh, and of course those keto fats.

Or my delicious Keto Coconut Rice on the side to balance the rich and sweet flavours. If you’ve just been having plain old cauliflower rice with everything, this Keto Coconut Rice is going to rock your world.

It is SO great with curries and really rich dishes, as the creaminess helps balance out intense flavours. Give it a shot!

Keto Coconut Rice Keto Butter Chicken Keto Naan Bread

 

Keto Chinese Pulled Pork is another great dish for left overs the next day.

I swear, eating left overs for lunch is the key to my success on keto.

You only have to prepare half the meals, and it ends up really cost effective because chances are, if you’re buying 1kg of pork, you can get a better deal buying 2kg of pork and using it for lunches.

Talk to your butcher and work out a deal if you want to food prep in bulk regularly!

Keto Chinese Pulled Pork is a super easy, simple dish that gives BIG chinese flavours without the sugar! Slow cooker / crock pot cooking is the best for this easy Keto Pulled Pork recipe. #easyketo #ketorecipes #ketogenicrecipe

This pork works beautifully just with a side salad, but also with your favourite keto friendly wraps or burger buns. Pulled pork sliders anyone?

These are my favourite keto friendly hamburger buns, from Low Carb Maven

https://www.lowcarbmaven.com/low-carb-hamburger-buns/

When it comes to bread substitutes, it’s all about that texture, right?

 

SAVE KETO CHINESE PULLED PORK TO PINTEREST FOR LATER

Keto Chinese Pulled Pork is a super easy, simple dish that gives BIG chinese flavours without the sugar! Slow cooker / crock pot cooking is the best for this easy Keto Pulled Pork recipe. #easyketo #ketorecipes #ketogenicrecipe

 

A few tips for this Keto Chinese Pulled Pork recipe;

  1. Buy some good quality pork! It’s such a fatty meat, you want the fat to be good quality
  2. Check out your supermarket just before closing time, especially the day before they re-stock. This is when meat is likely to be on special
  3. Pork freezes really well! If you see it on special, buy it ASAP.
  4. When I haven’t made a batch of my sugar free tomato sauce, I use store bought sugar free or stevia sweetened ketchup. It works just fine, but there’s a few things in there I wouldn’t want to be having all the time
  5. I like to use sweet smoked paprika – extra sweetness never hurt when it comes to this tasty pork dish

Other Keto Slow Cooker Recipes You Will Love:

Keto Chicken Cacciatore

Keto Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks

Keto Slow Cooker Beef Cheeks

 

Enjoy!

Keto Chinese Pulled Pork is a super easy, simple dish that gives BIG chinese flavours without the sugar! Slow cooker / crock pot cooking is the best for this easy Keto Pulled Pork recipe. #easyketo #ketorecipes #ketogenicrecipe
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Keto Chinese Pulled Pork

Bringing out the beautiful sweetness of the pork, use homemade chicken broth if you can in this dish as it will reward you tenfold! 

Servings 6
Calories 459 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 kg pork shoulder or loin
  • 1 cup chicken broth homemade is best
  • 4 tablespoons sugar free tomato sauce homemade is best
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons garlic paste
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 5 drops liquid sweetner
  • 2 teaspoons ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Instructions

  1. Place the pork in the bottom of the slow cooker.

  2. Combine all remaining ingredients and pour over the pork, ensuring it gets underneath as well. 

  3. Cook on low for 7 hours. Shred the pork with a fork and stir through the sauce, cooking for a further 30 - 60 minutes until the sauce has thickened to your liking, or eat it straight away. 

Nutrition Facts
Keto Chinese Pulled Pork
Amount Per Serving
Calories 459 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 929mg 39%
Potassium 589mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 4.3%
Vitamin C 7.3%
Calcium 3.7%
Iron 11.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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7 thoughts on “Keto Chinese Pulled Pork – Char Siu”

  • Again am I not seeing the serving size? Love the recipe but saying it serves 6 doesn’t help me as much as an actual physical amount. Will you update. serving size on ALL your recipes please please please

    • Unfortunately this would not be possible to provide exact weight per serving as it is going to be different each time. For example, if your pork has held on to more water or you have used a different sauce it will be different for you than in my kitchen. I advise it serves 6 as in you divide it by 6 to get to these macros. Across the 150 or so recipes I have, it is not possible for me to cook every single one, weigh each one, weigh each portion and then update each recipe unfortunately, given this website is a hobby that I do in my spare time.
      If you need to be more specific you could log your ingredients into My Fitness Pal.

  • This looks great! I have a pork shoulder that is more that 2kg. Should I also double all the rest of the ingredients? And would I need to increase the cooking time?

    • Hi Elaine! I’d double the sauce ingredients to ensure it’s nice and saucy, but no need to increase cooking time with the slow cooker.

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