Dinner

Keto Pork Belly Adobo Cabbage Tacos

Do you miss your street tacos? I know I do! Here’s a Filipino take on tacos using mouthwatering pork belly marinated in adobo sauce wrapped in cabbage. Simple to make and definite crowd pleaser!

Keto Pork Belly Adobo Cabbage Tacos

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Do you miss your street tacos? I know I do! Here's a Filipino take on tacos using mouthwatering pork belly marinated in adobo sauce wrapped in cabbage. Simple to make and definite crowd pleaser!

Credit: OC Keto

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tbs garlic
  • 3 tbs soy sauce or liquid aminos
  • 5 tbs white vinegar
  • 1 tbs black whole peppercorns
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1.5 lbs of pork belly cubed
  • 1 head of cabbage or lettuce
  • lime/lemon for garnish

Directions

  1. Chop the onion and garlic then set aside.
  2. Mix the wet ingredients to create the sauce, add the spices and bay leaves.
  3. Chop the pork belly into 1-2 inch cubes and then season with salt and pepper.
  4. Turn your pressure cooker on to saute mode and brown the meat with oil on all sides and fry the fat well. Remove meat from pot and set aside.
  5. Saute the garlic and onion inside the pot until cooked through.
  6. Add the meat back into the pot and saute everything together.
  7. Add the sauce mixture into the pot and mix.
  8. Seal the pot and then set to high pressure for 20 minutes until meat is tender. Add more time as needed.
  9. Once meat is cooked, mix together in its sauce and then assemble the tacos onto cabbage/lettuce shells.
  10. Garnish with favorite toppings and dipping sauce. Enjoy!

Ribs with Asparagus & Sesame Salad

When you’re a full time working parent juggling things from a project at work, baseball practice, and doing the laundry, sometimes it just makes sense to skip cooking a 100% homemade dinner for the family. Though I love to cook, there are times when I would just rather hit the store and find something good to bring home.

One of my go-to places is Costco and for the money, you just get a lot of value. There are so many meal ideas that are ready to buy over there and I love how they have pre-cooked meat.

For this meal, I bought baby back ribs, a bag of asparagus, and some romaine lettuce. I just popped the ribs in my good old Breville convection oven, sauteed the asparagus in some butter and garlic, and prepared an easy salad topped with nuts, parmigiano reggiano and drizzled in asian sesame dressing. Costco is definitely a life saver when it comes to semi-homemade meals!

Check out a quick video below!

Keto Beef with Cabbage Soup

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Keto Beef with Cabbage Soup

  • Servings: 10
  • Difficulty: medium
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Credit: OC Keto

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs beef shank
  • 1 ½ inches of sliced ginger
  • 2 pieces of star anise
  • 1 ½ onions, chopped
  • 1 ½ tbsp of whole peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp of sea salt (more if needed)
  • 1 tbsp beef bouillon (more if needed)
  • 1 cabbage (cut in wedges)

Directions

  1. Boil the meat in water for about 5 mins and then toss out the impurities.
  2. Fill your instapot or pressure cooker with water just under half and place the meat inside.
  3. Add ginger, star anise, onions, and whole peppercorns.
  4. Pressure cook for 40 minutes.
  5. After 40 mins, allow the steam to release and check the tenderness of the meat. If it needs more time, pressure cook for another 4 minutes.
  6. Once the meat is 75% cooked through, remove the star anise.
  7. Add the salt and beef bouillon
  8. Add the cabbage
  9. Close the lid (without sealing) and cook the vegetables for 5-10 mins
  10. After 10 mins, check the meat’s tenderness.
  11. Once meat is tender, prepare to serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Per Serving: 399 calories; 11 g fat; 5 g net carbs; 64 g protein; 1095 mg sodium.