Pulled pork lettuce wraps

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Pulled pork lettuce wraps are a great way for someone who wants to avoid grains or carbs. I find it amazing that substituting “real” wraps with lettuce gives me similar levels of satiation. It goes to show that half of the time, we eat with our hearts, and not as dictated by hunger levels. For beginners in the Ketogenic lifestyle, it is a relief to know that one can still enjoy food without sacrificing their health or weight loss goals.

Personally, what attracts me to dishes like these pulled pork lettuce wraps,  is my need to be conscious of my carb intake as well as some minor allergies when I eat too many wheat-based foods.

My relationship with food is that of balance between various diets. I know it’s weird, but it is what it is (lol).

Making the pulled pork lettuce wraps

I used my old pressure cooker to make these. Overcooking is the whole point of pulled meat, and a slow cooker or instant pot does this well without burning the meat before it cooks to perfection. You will know that the pork is properly done when it can easily separate with a fork (or even come off on its own).

If you don’t have an instant pot or slow cooker – cook your meat on a stovetop and a very low temperature. Remember to cook at normal heat first, then lower to allow the pork to cook slowly.

Basically, a properly done pulled pork must look like this:

Pork ready to make pulled pork lettuce wraps

If you already have your own spices that you prefer on pork, you are also free to improvise and use those.  Make sure that they are sugar-free if you are on a Keto/Low Carb lifestyle.  The spices on this recipe are specifically Keto friendly.

Iceberg lettuce is the perfect one for these, whether you want to create the classic wrap or just a cup or taco.

Pulled pork lettuce wraps

Yield: 4

Author: Zee
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 5 hourtotal time: 5 H & 10 M
These deliciously pulled pork lettuce wraps take only 10 minutes to put together. After that, you’re free to do something else while your slow cooker (stove top) transforms it into a nearly effortless melt-in-your-mouth dish your family will love.

ingredients:

  • 1kg (2lbs) pork shoulder
  • 8 lettuce leaves (iceberg or butter)
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • sugar-free chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp ground fennel seeds

instructions:

  1. 1 Mix all spices and the cocoa powder together, then rub the spice mixture all over the pork. Transfer to your slow cooker/instant pot or pot.  Add the chicken broth and cook on low (will take 4-6 hours on a slow cooker, and times may vary on a  stovetop)
  1. 2 Once the cooking time is complete, use two forks to pull the pork apart while it is still in the slow cooker or pot. Allow it to remain in the juices with the slow cooker set to “warm” for 20-30 minutes to absorb more flavor.
  1. 3 Fill each lettuce leaf with the pulled pork and serve.

NOTES:

1. I love to make some coleslaw salad and mix it a bit with the pulled pork.
2. Making pulled pork lettuce wraps is an easy process, but you do need to prepare in advance as the meat takes longer to cook.
3. Do you have leftover meat from yesterday's dinner - cook it further and create these pulled pork lettuce wraps for lunch or dinner.

Carbs (grams)

3.9

Fiber (grams)

1.6

Net carbs

2.3

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Enjoy….

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