Mexican Pork Patties

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I created a tasty new little meat patty tonight for dinner.  Had half a can of Rotel tomatoes I wanted to use up.  Hubby gave these a 2 thumbs up!  I’ll definitely be making these again!  I don’t think they would be as good made with beef or any other meat.  These are not suitable until Atkins Phase 2 as there are nuts in the slice of bread.  If still on Induction, you could sub in 1 c. crushed pork rinds for the slice of bread and still try these (recalculate net carbs if you do that, however).   This would be suitable for Primal diners but due to ingredients in the bread, would only be suitable for Paleo if the bread was omitted or replaced with a slice of Paleo suitable bread.INGREDIENTS:

1 lb. lean ground pork

1 slice your favorite low-carb, Paleo bread, crumbled (or 1 c. crushed pork rinds): I used:  https://buttoni.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/gluten-free-grain-free-focaccia/

1 egg

¼ c. red bell pepper, chopped

2 oz. onion, chopped

1 T. olive oil

Pinch each ground cumin, smoky chipotle chile powder, salt and garlic powder

1/3 c. cilantro, chopped

½ c. Rotel tomatoes and green chiles, solids only

DIRECTIONS:  Break up the meat into a large bowl.  Add the crumbled slice of bread, egg, spices, cilantro and Rotel tomatoes.  Set aside.  In a very large non-stick skillet, add the olive oil and heat on high.  Saute the onion and red bell pepper until tender.  Add those veggies to the meat and work it all together either with a fork or your hands like you do meatloaf.  Form into 6 equal patties and saute right in the pan you sauteed the onion/pepper in.  Brown and cook until no longer giving off pink juices, or about 10 minutes or so on each side. Serve with you favorite Mexican side dishes or a nice guacamole salad.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:  Makes 6 patties, each contains:

265 cals, 21g fat, 2.4g carbs, 0.66g fiber, 1.84g NET CARBS, 15.8g protein, 202 mg sodium

2 thoughts on “Mexican Pork Patties

    1. Hi, Jen! I just can’t get mine to get serious about it. Wish he would. It’s been a 44 year battle and I just can’t fight that one anymore. I can’t make him do what he just won’t do. He sees ME not eat those things, but even if I don’t cook him rice, he’ll buy/eat bakery bread. Deep sigh.

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