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Pork is often a favorite ingredient for many main dishes that focus on low carb and keto diets and lifestyles.

Traditional Pork Pozole Rojo: Pork & Hominy Stew

This traditional version of pozole rojo is a luscious slow-cooked stew made with pork, hominy, Mexican spices, and a blend of mild to moderate chile peppers. It is simple to make without a lot of hand-on time, but to develop the full flavors it should be simmered for a couple of hours. Make a big …

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How to Make Tamales: Step-by-step Tutorial for Beginners

Tamales are special. While not the easiest thing to make, the recipe below offers a few methods to make it easier by revising the step where you rehydrate, deseed and roast the dried peppers. These tamales have excellent flavor and texture and can be made even easier if you enlist family or friends in the …

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Easy Pork Chile Colorado with Cactus (Nopales)

This recipe for pork and nopales (cactus) is a traditional Mexican lunch or dinner. No matter the time of day or the season, this super easy dinner is a winner in our books! Can You Really Eat Cactus? Yes, you really CAN eat cactus! And it’s actually quite tasty when cooked correctly. The most common …

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Coriander Crusted Pork Chops in a Currant Cumberland Sauce

A sauce using a sweet tart jelly works wonderfully with pork chops, lamb, venison or wild game. A traditional fruity piquant sauce made with current jelly (called Cumberland sauce) is a classic. The recipe below is an easy version with no alcohol and is served up with some coriander-crusted seared pork chops. What is Cumberland …

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Low Carb Lasagna – with spaghetti squash

Unlike many of the winter squash varieties, spaghetti squash does not pack in the carbs and sugar.  It is a great foil for pasta when modifying dishes to low carb, as in this low carb lasagna. Watch out for sugary tomato-based pasta sauces however.  Spaghetti Squash vs. Zucchini Noodles for the “pasta” Some low carb …

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Oven Baked Spare Ribs with Low Carb BBQ Sauce

While spare ribs themselves are low carb proteins, they are often slathered with a high carb BBQ sauce. One way to avoid the sugary BBQ sauces found in the grocery stores is to make your own. Options could include fruit-based BBQ sauces, or a really low carb vinegar-based sauce (video included). Are any Store-Bought BBQ …

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Slow Carb Pork Pozole with Smoky Anchos

The classic Mexican posole is a rich stew made with hominy, pork butt, a chile sauce made with dried chiles and flavored broths.  While it is a simple dish, preparing the dried chile sauce can sometimes deter people from making it. This recipe uses a smoky ancho/pasilla powder to season the broth, cutting the time …

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