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Keto Chashu Pork Belly LowCarbingAsian Cover

Chashu Pork Belly

The BEST Asian recipe for Chashu Pork Belly. Enjoy this delicious traditional dish at only ~0g Net Carb / Serving. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword low carb chashu, low carb Japanese pork belly, low carb pork belly marinade, no sugar chashu
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 20 slices
Calories 357kcal


  • 3 lbs Pork Belly (the Costco one is about 10″ in length and weighs about 1 1/2 lb per slice)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Neutral Cooking Oil
  • 1 Inch Ginger
  • 1/4 Whole Jalapeno
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 2/3 Cup Water
  • 1/3 Cup Japanese sake
  • 1/3 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Monkfruit Erythritol Blend
  • 2 Stalk Green Onions


  • Gather all the ingredients.
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  • Cut pork belly into 4 inch length by 1-2 inch thickness as shown below. Rub salt onto all sides of the pork belly and set aside.
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  • Thinly slice ginger and jalapeno. Set aside.
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  • Grind garlic with a grinder or a garlic press and set side.
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  • In a medium sized stove top pot, add water, Japanese sake, Soy Sauce, Monkfruit Erythritol Blend, sliced ginger, sliced jalapeno, grated garlic and place on low heat.
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  • In the meantime, add cooking oil into a cast iron pan and bring to smoking temperature (to where oil lightly smokes). Note – cast iron pan gets very hot, so please where mitts if you need to handle the pan. Once up to temperature, carefully add pork belly. Sear all 4 sides for 1 minute per side. Once seared, transfer to a holding plate.
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  • Now bring sauce in medium sized stove top pot from step 5) to a boil. Once boiling, add seared pork belly inside. Reduce to low heat and cook 7/8 the way covered for 1 hour.  Just make sure to mix around every now and then to avoid burning the bottom.
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  • In the meantime, slice green onions and set aside.
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  • After 1 hour has passed, remove the cover and raise heat to medium-low.  Cook for an extra 10-15 minutes to reduce the sauce.  Keep an eye on this as it goes from done to burnt in 2.7 seconds flat!
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  • Once most of the sauce is reduced, remove from heat.  Slice pork belly long ways and transfer to serving plate.  Garnish with green onions and enjoy!
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Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg