Keto Crockpot Pork Chops Recipe
There are so many ways to cook pork chops, but this one is great if you don’t want to turn on your oven or it’s not grilling season. Make this Keto crockpot pork chops recipe any time you’re craving the other white meat!
How to Pick the Perfect Pork Chops
Like all meat-based dishes, a large part of your success lies in picking the right piece of meat. You simply can’t get a good output without a good input.
Since we’re using a slow cooker for this recipe, your choice of meat may be a little different than your usual cut.
Shoulder chops, sometimes called blade chops or blade steaks, are a good option for this dish.
This cut has more gristle and bone, which will become tender as it cooks slowly over a relatively low temperature.
You probably wouldn’t love this cut if you cooked it over high heat — that connective tissue would just become tough rather than tender.
If there aren’t a lot of pork options on the shelf, or you can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to chat with the butcher. He or she will be able to point you toward your best bets for slow cooker pork.
How I Made This Keto
You may be surprised how many pork chop recipes manage to be full of carbs. How is it that a meat-based dish can spell trouble for your ketosis?
There are a few ways that recipes can make a wrong turn here. Many baked pork chop recipes involve coating the chops with bread crumbs.
Tasty, yes, but not OK for Keto.
Other recipes serve their chops in a thick gravy. Sounds good, but gravy is unfortunately packed with high-carb flour.
And even other crock pot pork chop recipes aren’t immune. Many of these suggest adding cream of mushroom soup. In addition to the carbs, some canned versions of this soup have plenty of ingredients we all should be staying away from, Keto or not.
Getting Started on Keto
If you’re new to Keto, or if you’ve struggled to stick with it in the past, there’s something you should know.
There’s more than one way to start a ketogenic diet, and there’s probably a way that works best for you.
Moreover, there are lots of tips and tricks available to make it easier for you. And the easier it is, the more likely you’ll be able to keep it up.
Check out this post on the Keto diet for beginners. It’s free, it’s helpful, and it’s your best bet for becoming a Keto master.
A good quality broth can be used to slow cook the pork chops to perfection.
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) of olive oil
- 4 pork chops (640 g)
- 1 large onion (115 g), peeled and sliced
- 1 cup (150 g) of mushrooms, sliced
- 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) of warm beef or chicken broth
- 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) of gluten-free tamari sauce
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- chives, to garnish
- In a pan, heat the olive oil and grill the pork chops until browned on all sides. Set aside.
- In the same pan, fry the onions and mushrooms until caramelized. Deglaze the pan with the broth then pour the mixture into a crock pot. Add the pork chops and cook for 3 hours on low. Remove the chops from the crockpot, season, and set aside covered, to keep warm.
- Transfer the broth and onion mixture into a clean pan and reduce over high heat to a thicker gravy. Stir in the tamari and serve the sauce with the chops.
- Garnish with chives.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 3 g
- Calories: 283
- Sugar: 2 g
- Fat: 14 g
- Carbohydrates: 4 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 35 g