This quick lunch came about when I pulled some leftover Pork Patties and Dipping Sauce out of the freezer to have for lunch today. But I instead decided to take them into a new direction and the result was quite tasty and most filling. Needed to use up half a head of bok choy in the refrigerator, so this dish was born as my mind wandered.
Although this dish uses leftover meat patties cut up, you could also just make up a batch of the sauce and cook the base dish using thinly sliced, lean pork rather the cut-up leftover meatballs I used. Your call there, bit I do think the seasonings in the meat mixture does considerably improve the overall flavor profile of the final dish. This recipe is suitable for any phase of Atkins or other Keto plans.
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1 lb. lean ground pork
1 beaten egg
2 jalapenos, seeded, ribs removed and minced fine
2 tsp. coconut aminos (or low-sodium soy sauce)
2 cloves, garlic, minced
4 T. bacon grease (or oil of choice)
2 oz. onion, slivered in thin wedges
2 c. bok choy, coarsely chopped
12 oz. shiritaki noodles spaghetti shape
1/3 c. chicken broth (preferably homemade)
2 tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. creamy natural peanut butter (omit if on Atkins Induction)
2 T. rice wine vinegar
1 tsp. ginger root, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. Sambal Oelek chili sauce (or Sriracha sauce)
2-3 drops liquid stevia or sucralose
1 T. low sodium soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
1 T. finely minced green onion
2 T. water
DIRECTIONS: Mix sauce in small bowl and set aside. Mix meat ingredients in medium bowl. Form into very small meatball shapes and set aside. Open and drain/wash off noodles in strainer under running cold water. Set aside for now. Cut bok choy coarsely, separating white stem from green leaves (leaves cook faster). Set that aside for now. Have all these items by stove at the ready.
In large skillet, melt the bacon grease. Add meatballs and brown all sides. Add onion and allow to brown. Add white stems of bok choy and stir-fry just until slightly soft. Now pour the sauce over the ingredients. Then add the chicken broth. Add green leafy parts next and stir for just a minute to allow then to go limp. Stir in the drained noodles and toss well. Continue to simmer and stir 2-3 more minutes to properly heat the noodles, to blend flavors, as well as to dry out the mixture a bit. Serve at once.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 4 large adult servings, each contains:
367 cals, 30.5g fat, 8.02g carbs, 5.25g fiber, 2.77g NET CARBS, 12.32g protein, 232 mg sodium