Low and slow is how you make perfect pulled pork. The sweet and tangy Cantonese flavors in this pork dish pair perfectly with steamed cauliflower. You can make it a day ahead and reheat it in the oven or microwave – but its good even when served cold over a bed of lettuce. Make good use of your slow cooker this week with this easy and piquant dish.

Keto Chinese Pulled Pork

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 7 hours

Serves: 6


  • 2lb. pork shoulder or loin
  • 4 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Chopped spring onion, to serve with
  • Steamed cauliflower, to serve with


  • Place the pork in a slow cooker.
  • Mix chicken stock, tomato sauce, tomato paste, ginger powder, garlic powder, soy sauce, and smoked paprika in a medium bowl.
  • Pour the stock mixture into the slow cooker with the chicken.
  • Make sure that the mixture gets under the pork.
  • Cover and cook for 7 hours on low heat.
  • Pull the pork with two forks and serve with the sauce.
  • Serve with steamed cauliflower and chopped spring onion.

Tips & Tricks

If you don’t have a slow cooker

Make pulled pork in the oven from char siu meat, aka Chinese BBQ pork. To get that sticky and sweet flavor of char siu, consider making low-carb hoisin sauce and stevia or another sweetener. Optionally, you can prepare the pork meat as describe in this recipe and roast uncovered in the oven 2-3 hours at 325 F.

How to serve

Pulled pork can be served on keto buns, cauliflower rice, lettuce, in low-carb taco shells, with bok choy, keto pasta, and many other ways. You can also serve it cold or warm. You can refrigerate it for up to 2 days.

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