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Keto Thai Basil and Pork Stir Fry

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Basil is an herb that belongs to the mint family and adds a burst of flavor to any dish. You can find basil in lots of plant-based dishes and curries, but we think it’s especially delicious when added to meat-based dishes. 

Basil is known for its unique health-protecting effects because of its flavonoids and volatile oils. Flavonoids have anti-inflammatory properties that protect cell structures as well as chromosomes from radiation and oxygen-based damage. Volatile oils provide protection at the cellular level and fight against unwanted bacterial growth (1). 

Fresh basil leaves are full of vitamins A and C, magnesium, calcium, copper, iron, folate and omega-3 fatty acids.

Garlic is also a nutrient dense food. It is particularly high in certain sulfur compounds that are believed to be responsible for its scent and taste as well as its very positive effects on human health. 

Eating garlic regularly is not only good for us. It has been linked to reducing or even helping to prevent four of the major causes of death worldwide, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and infections.

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Add Thai chili to the dish and you get a fruity taste and extreme spiciness. Thai chili benefits include preventing chronic disease and stomach ulcers, promoting weight loss, and improving longevity.

Add the basil leaves and toss with the rest of the ingredients. Serve with lime wedges, a fried egg on top, or cauliflower rice. You can’t go wrong!


Let’s Ketofy It!

To prepare, the first thing you’ll want to do is to make the sauce by mixing the coconut aminos and erythritol in a bowl. You can leave the erythritol out if you don’t like to use it! The dish should be sweet enough without enhancers. 

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In a frying pan over medium-high heat, add coconut oil in. Add the minced garlic, chopped chili and stir-fry for one min.

fry minced garlic chili

Add the ground pork and stir-fry for 5 more minutes or until browned. You can also use thinly sliced pork meat instead of ground pork.

fry ground pork chili

From there, add the coconut aminos mixture and basil. You can fry the eggs in a separate dish. We recommend cooking them one at a time to make sure they come out perfectly!

add coconut aminos basil

Pair the pork mince with the fried egg and enjoy! Try adding some cauliflower rice to the dish to get some keto-friendly veggies in your diet. 

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thai basil pork stir fry

Thai Basil Pork Stir Fry

5 from 1 vote
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Asian, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: thai basil pork stir fry
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 566kcal
Author: KetoVale Team
A low-carb version of Thai basil and pork stir-fry that can be served with cauliflower rice for a perfect keto meal.
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Ingredients

  • 10 oz pork mince
  • ½ Thai chilli finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • cup Holy basil leaves
  • 1 ½ tbsp coconut aminos
  • ½ tsp erythritol optional
  • 1 ½ tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 lime wedges for serving
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs for serving

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine coconut aminos with erythritol. Set aside.
  • Heat coconut oil in a frying pan or wok, add minced garlic and chopped chilli and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add pork mince and stir-fry for 5 minutes or until browned.
  • Pour in coconut aminos mixture and cook stirring for additional minute.
  • Add basil leaves, toss to combine and turn off the heat.
  • Heat olive oil oil in a frying pan and fry an egg, one at a time.
  • Serve Thai basil stir fry with lime wedges and fried eggs, seasoned with black pepper on top or cauliflower rice (optional).

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Macros

Nutrition Facts
Thai Basil Pork Stir Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 566 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 22g110%
Cholesterol 266mg89%
Sodium 397mg17%
Potassium 486mg14%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 449IU9%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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