Easy Pulled Pork – Braised Pork Neck With Onion Gravy

Braised Pork Neck with Onion Gravy

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Easy Pulled Pork - Braised Pork Neck With Onion Gravy
This is my foolproof, super easy pulled pork recipe for which you don't even need a smoker or barbecue grill. It is simply a matter of searing the meat in a pot and braising it for a few hours until most of the water is evaporated. In addition to that, the onion gravy sauce that is prepared with the meat stock really tops it off.
Braised Pork Neck with Onion Gravy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours
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Pork Neck
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours
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Pork Neck
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Braised Pork Neck with Onion Gravy
Instructions
Pork Neck
  1. First, melt the coconut oil in a medium-big pot on medium heat and sear the pork neck in it on each side, for about 5 minutes in total
  2. Next, pour about 3-5 liters of water into the pot. Add enough water to cover the meat, then add about 1/3 to 1/2 of that volume of water on top. So, if you need 3 liters to cover the meat, add 1 to 1.5 liters on top
  3. Now, add the salt, pepper & cumin and put a lid on the pot, but leave a small gap so the water is able to evaporate
  4. Let the pork neck cook on low-medium heat for 4-5 hours until you have 400-500 milliliter of water left and the meat is tender. Then, you can turn the plate off. Make sure to flip the meat 2-3 times within the last 2 hours, if it is not completely covered with water anymore
    Braised Pork Neck in Pot
Sauce
  1. When the pork neck is done, melt the butter in a pan on low-medium heat. Then, add the onions and fry them for 5-10 minutes until they become golden brown
    Frying Onions in Butter
  2. Now, add salt, pepper & -if you like- a minced garlic clove and fry everything for about 1 minute while stirring
  3. Next, add about 400 milliliter of meat stock from the pot with the pork neck to the pan in order to deglaze the onions
    Deglazing Onions with Meat Stock
  4. Finally, let everything cook for 10-15 minutes while stirring occasionally until you have a sauce of your desired thickness. In the meantime, cover the pot containing the meat with a lid to keep it warm
    Reducing Onion Gravy Sauce with Meat Stock
Recipe Notes

The method in this recipe works with nearly any type of meat, but best with cuts that contain fat & some gristle like beef shank or ham hock.

You may also enhance the sauce by deglazing the onions with red wine and let it cook for a minute before adding the meat stock.

Pulled Pork Neck with Onion Gravy Close Up
Pulled Pork Neck with Onion Gravy Close Up
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 520g

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 752.89kcal
from Fat 528.57kcal 70%
from Protein 206.48kcal 27%
from net. Carb 17.84kcal 2%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 58.73g 35%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 4.46g 18%
Protein 51.62g 52%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie ketogenic diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% net.carbs). Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs and goals.

 

Pork Liver Meatloaf – Keto Liver Bread

Pork Liver Meatloaf / Liver Bread

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Pork Liver Meatloaf - Keto Liver Bread
This liver meatloaf / liver bread made from pork liver is extremely nutritious & easy to prepare with only 3 main ingredients plus seasonings. It makes a nice main or side dish, breakfast or snack and works well as a low carb & nutrient dense substitute for bread or burger buns. It can be enhanced easily by adding extra ingredients to the basic mixture. You only need a food processor, a loaf pan and -of course- an oven for the preparation.
Pork Liver Meatloaf / Liver Bread
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
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Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
loaf
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Pork Liver Meatloaf / Liver Bread
Instructions
  1. First, preheat your oven to 175°C (350°F). Meanwhile, put the pork liver into a food processor and mince it for 30-45 seconds until you have a viscous mixture
    Minced Pork Liver in Food Processor
  2. Next, add the cream cheese, eggs & all seasonings and mince everything again until the mixture is homogenous. This should take about 1 minute and if necessary scrape off the residues from the side of your food processor's container, then mix again for a minute
    Ingredients for Pork Liver Loaf in Food Processor
  3. Now, put a baking sheet inside a loaf pan or grease it with butter to prevent sticking. Then, pour the mixture into it
    Pork Liver Loaf Mixture in Loaf Pan
  4. Finally, put your loaf pan into the oven and bake the mixture for about 1 hour until it is solid
    Pork Liver Bread on Cutting Board
Recipe Notes

You can check if the loaf is done by sticking a chopstick into it and pulling it out again. If there is no residue on the chopstick your liver meatloaf / liver bread is finished.

This recipe is very basic and you can modify it by adding ground beef, a diced onion, a minced avocado(minced in food processor before adding the liver) or some shredded cheese that you stir in with a spoon after mincing everything.

For a liver pudding, simply add a tablespoon of butter, 100g heavy cream & 250g ground pork/beef to the mixture and 2-3 bay leaves on top, before putting it into the oven.

Another idea would be to bake the mixture for about 20-30 minutes on a baking tray and using it as a pizza crust.

I simply added some mustard, low carb ketchup and cheese. If you want to you can go all the way to make sandwiches with the liver bread, with salad, cucumber, bacon, cheese and a fried egg - or whatever you prefer.

Pork Liver Meatloaf / Bread Cross Section
Pork Liver Meatloaf / Bread Cross Section
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 680g

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1171.91kcal
from Fat 706.59kcal 60%
from Protein 444.12kcal 38%
from net. Carb 21.2kcal 2%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 78.51g 46%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 5.3g 21%
Protein 111.03g 111%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie ketogenic diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% net.carbs). Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs and goals.

 

Pan Fried Pulled Pork – Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder

Pan Fried Pulled Pork Shoulder with Eggs

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Pan Fried Pulled Pork - Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder
This pan fried pulled pork recipe for slow roasted pork shoulder is very delicious, saturating and easy to prepare, too. You only need a piece of pork shoulder, oil & butter for frying, some seasonings and about an hour of passive cooking time. The side dish to that can be as simple as boiled eggs or some vegetables.
Pan Fried Pulled Pork Shoulder with Eggs
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 70 minutes
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Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 70 minutes
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Pan Fried Pulled Pork Shoulder with Eggs
Instructions
Pork Shoulder
  1. First, put the coconut oil into a pan on medium-high heat and when it is hot add the pork shoulder
  2. Season the meat with salt, pepper, cumin and coriander on the upwards facing side while searing it on the other for 3-5 minutes. Then, flip it and add the seasonings again while searing the other side, also for about 3-5 minutes until it gets a medium brown color
  3. Now, set your plate to low heat, add the butter to the pan and put a lid on top
    Pork Shoulder with Butter in Pan
  4. Finally, let the pork shoulder fry for about 60 minutes with the lid on and flip it about each 15 minutes. It is perfect, when the meat falls from the bone and you can easily pull the meat fibers apart with a fork
Eggs
  1. While the pork shoulder is slowly frying and has about 10 minutes left of cooking time, start to prepare the eggs. Simply put them into a pot with boiling water and cook them for about 5 minutes, alternatively use your egg cooker
  2. When they are done, peel the eggs, place them on a plate, cut them in half and sprinkle some salt & pepper on top
Recipe Notes

Pro Tip: For some awesome vegetables on the side, cook them in a pot or the microwave until they are nearly done. Put the finished meat on a plate and cover it with aluminium foil to keep it warm. Then, shortly fry the vegetables on medium-high heat in the remaining butter and pork grease in the pan.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1094g

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2356.2kcal
from Fat 1695.24kcal 72%
from Protein 656.92kcal 28%
from net. Carb 4.04kcal 0%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 188.36g 111%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 1.01g 4%
Protein 164.23g 164%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie ketogenic diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% net.carbs). Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs and goals.