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Easy Pork Chops with Keto Gravy

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This is a super simple keto dinner recipe made with pan-fried pork chops. I serve mine with cauli-mash and keto gravy, although any non starchy veggies and a simple olive oil dressing will work.

Pork is relatively high in fat so it's perfect for a keto diet. When cooking with pork, I'm very selective and only go for outdoor-reared pork. I've listed all the reasons for my choices in this post. Outdoor-reared pork will cost you more but it's totally worth it. It's worth mentioning that not everything we eat has to be organic, pastured, etc. To find out more, have a look at this post: Keto Diet on a Budget & Meal Preparation Tips.

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Nutritional values (per serving, 1-2 pork chops + 1/4 cup/ 60 ml gravy )

Net carbs4.7 grams
Protein29.4 grams
Fat28.1 grams
Calories400 kcal

Calories from carbs 5%, protein 30%, fat 65%

Total carbs5.5 gramsFiber0.8 gramsSugars1.7 gramsSaturated fat11.9 gramsSodium487 mg(21% RDA)Magnesium81 mg(20% RDA)Potassium720 mg(36% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 6 servings)

  • 6 medium or 12 small pork chops (800 g/ 1.76 lb, about 130 g/ 4.6 oz per serving)
  • 2 tbsp ghee or lard (30 ml)
  • sea salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 recipe Ultimate Keto Gravy (about 2 1/2 cups)

Instructions

  1. Pat dry the pork chops using a paper towel. Rub with one tablespoon of ghee from both sides and season with salt and pepper. Easy Pork Chops with Keto Gravy
  2. Heat a large pan greased with the remaining ghee. Once the pan is hot, add the pork chops and cook over a medium-high heat. Cook until the sides begin to brown, for about 2 minutes. Then, turn on the other side and cook for another 2 minutes. Easy Pork Chops with Keto Gravy
  3. Lower the heat and cook for another 5-10 minutes depending on the thickness of the meat. If you're using an instant read thermometer, it should read 60-63 °C/ 140-145 °F.
  4. When done, transfer on a plate, cover with a foil and let it rest for about 5 minutes before serving. You can use splatter shield - it's great for catching spat oil.
  5. Serve with Ultimate Keto Gravy and try with Creamy Keto Mash. The pork chops can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days, or frozen fr up to 3 months. Easy Pork Chops with Keto Gravy

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1-2 pork chops + 1/4 cup/ 60 ml gravy )

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Ghee
0 g0 g5 g45 kcal
Onion, white, fresh
1.4 g0.2 g0 g7 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.3 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Balsamic vinegar
0.5 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Dijon mustard
0.1 g0.1 g0.3 g4 kcal
Sage, fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Lemon zest (peel), fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Lemon (juice), fresh
0.3 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Mushrooms, wild, Porcini, dried
1.6 g0.2 g0 g7 kcal
Cream, heavy whipping, pouring, full-fat (30-40% fat)
0.3 g0.2 g3.8 g37 kcal
Keto bone broth
0.2 g1.2 g2 g24 kcal
Water, still
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pork, chops (loin), boneless, raw
0 g27.3 g11.9 g224 kcal
Ghee
0 g0 g5 g45 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 1-2 pork chops + 1/4 cup/ 60 ml gravy
4.7 g29.4 g28.1 g400 kcal
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (7)

Wow!  Just had these for dinner (without gravy) and they were amazing!!!  Best pork chops I’ve ever had!

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Hi! What could I substitute for the pork as I don't eat pork?

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Lamb chops will be a great substitute 😊

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I know this may sound silly but how do you know the servings of each? How many grams of each equal the listed nutrition per serving? I want to try this recipe, as well as many others, but do not want to go over serving wise.

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Hi Ari, it's 1-2 slices of pork chops per serving (depending on the size - 6 servings per recipe) and 1/4 cup keto gravy to serve with (full recipe for keto gravy is 1 1/2 cups which is 6 servings). Hope this helps! 😊

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This looks great!  I haven't had pork chops in about a month, so I'm going to have to add them to my next meal plan.

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Thank you Laura! Hope you like it! 😊

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