Pork Chops & Cabbage Dinner Recipe [Low Carb]

Pork Chops & Cabbage Dinner Recipe [Low Carb, Keto, Dairy-free]

One of my all-time favorite combos for dinner is pork chops and cabbage. Not only is it delicious, but it’s one of those meals that feels comforting and homey but comes together in under twenty minutes. In other words, another shining example of how the keto diet doesn’t have to be complicated. If you’ve got a frying pan and fifteen minutes to spare, you can totally rock this pork chops and cabbage recipe.

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Pork Chops & Cabbage Recipe - Keto Dinner Recipe, Low Carb, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Pork Chops on Keto

Pork chops are a really excellent protein source for those who are looking to power up their protein without adding a bunch of fat. If you are doing keto for fat loss or body recomposition, then you probably have a good idea just how vital protein is. If you are struggling to hit your protein goals, give pork chops a chance.

If you’re like, “Wait… what? I thought fat was important on keto, not protein!” Then I would encourage you to check out this post all about keto macros for an easy to follow explanation. But if you have a case of TL;DR, I’ll summarize for you here.

Protein is always essential, regardless of your other macronutrient intake. Eating enough protein is critical to spare lean body mass, fat intake is adjusted to create a calorie deficit for fat loss (fat loss > weight loss), and limiting carbohydrates is the key to shifting your body from sugar burner to fat burner, not sticks of butter. Medically therapeutic ketogenic ratios are for people who need a ketogenic diet for medically therapeutic purposes, not the average Joe or Jane doing keto. So eat a damn pork chop and stop being afraid of protein, for chrissakes.

End rant, on to the recipe!

Low Carb Pork Chops and Cabbage Recipe - Keto Friendly, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

The Pork Chops & Cabbage Dinner Recipe

As promised, this pork chops and cabbage recipe is super simple. Just season your chops on each side with coriander, garlic powder, and salt. Melt ghee in a skillet over medium, then pop the pork chops in and cook for four to five minutes on each side. Let the pork rest for a few minutes before cutting into the meat to ensure it is as juicy as possible.

Meanwhile, you’ve got a second pan going on high with cabbage, apple cider vinegar, chicken broth, chili flakes, and salt. This mixture cooks down until the liquid is gone and the cabbage is soft. Keep stirring over high heat until the edges of the cabbage begin to brown. Serve it alongside your pork cut into slices. Enjoy your pork chops and cabbage dinner!

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Pork Chops & Cabbage Dinner Recipe [Low Carb, Keto, Dairy-free]
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Pork Chops & Cabbage Recipe

Quick and easy protein-packed keto dinner!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Special Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 509 kcal
Author Tasha Metcalf

Ingredients

The Pork Chops

The Cabbage

Instructions

  1. Season each side of pork chops with coriander, garlic powder, and sea salt.

  2. Melt ghee in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Cook pork chops for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until they reach the desired temperature (145 degrees Fahrenheit for medium rare or 160F for medium). Let rest 5 minutes prior to slicing.

  3. In a medium skillet, bring cabbage, vinegar, broth, chili flakes, and sea salt to a boil over high heat. Stir occasionally, cooking until the liquid has cooked off and the edges of the cabbage begin to brown.

  4. Serve pork chops sliced with cabbage on the side.

Recipe Notes

6g net carbohydrate per serving

Nutrition Facts
Pork Chops & Cabbage Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 509 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 192mg 64%
Sodium 565mg 24%
Potassium 1288mg 37%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 60g 120%
Vitamin A 4.8%
Vitamin C 75.5%
Calcium 8.7%
Iron 11.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Hey babe! I’m Tasha, the founder of Ketogasm. When I’m not in the kitchen crafting low carb recipes and geeking out on nutritional science, I help women transition to a ketogenic lifestyle. Whether you are healing with food or transforming that beautiful body of yours, I hope you find the resources on this site to be helpful on your journey!

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