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Keto Bacon-Wrapped Pork Chops with Mustard Cream Sauce

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You are going to love these Keto Bacon-Wrapped Pork Chops with Mustard Cream Sauce. My last keto mustard sauce recipe so popular I figured we could try something a little different this time! If you'd rather have something sweet instead of savory you'll want to try our Keto Apple Pork Chops. 

Keto Bacon-Wrapped Pork Chops with Mustard Cream Sauce:

Pros & Cons of the Keto Diet: 

The keto diet is one of the most popular low carbohydrate diets in the health and fitness world today. Its popularity has sparked dozens of copy cat diets who center on the same principles of ketosis with varying levels of protein and fat. There are a lot of options when it comes to choosing a low-carbohydrate plan which is a great thing in my opinion because no diet is one size fits all.

Pros of Keto Dieting: 

Studies have shown that low-carbohydrate eating has many benefits. There have been scientific results that low-carbohydrate diets like keto help create significant weight loss without having to restrict calories at first. People who use the keto diet have experienced great results without having to track everything they eat. There are studies that show that low-carb eating improves triglycerides, reduces blood glucose for diabetics and pre-diabetics and increases good cholesterol (HDL). Low-carbohydrate dieting has been scientifically proven to improve insulin sensitivity, decrease blood pressure and lower blood insulin levels. When compared with low-fat diets, low-carb dieters lose less muscle mass which is terrific for body composition.

Although not scientifically proven, there are many common benefits reported by keto dieters and other low-carb dieters. These include an increase in energy, a reduced craving for sweets, better concentration, improved mood and lessening of depression type symptoms. Again these have been reported by dieters and not scientific studies, but that is still encouraging. 

Thankfully, there are also some benefits that are specific to the keto diet. If you have been a low-fat dieter in previous years, you'll enjoy eating all the forbidden foods that you once had to go without. Steak, butter, and cream are a regular part of keto dieters meals. There is a certain pleasure that goes along with eating foods that were once off-limits. Keto dieters are encouraged to eat their full of rich meats, cheeses and fats, and oils.

Keto is also simple to implement, compared with some other low-carb diets on the market. There are some basic food carbohydrate counts that you'll need to learn, but after that, you are free to eat from the acceptable food lists.

Different people have different levels of carbohydrate tolerance. While some gain weight on just 90 carbohydrate grams a day, others can live comfortably at 120 carbohydrate grams. As you work to lose weight you will learn your personal carbohydrate count that will help determine your carbohydrate goal for life.

Cons of Keto Dieting: 

The popularity of keto is a double-edged sword for dieters. There is a lot of information available on the diet, which makes it easy to find resources and support. There have been many, many keto books written and there are endless amounts of websites that offer tips and group support. However, everyone has heard of keto and probably has an opinion on it. There are some big misconceptions out there about the nature of the diet, and you'll no doubt have to defend your new way of eating from time to time. Don't let this deter you because people will always have an opinion about your body and what you fuel it with regardless of the diet you choose. 

There are some other minimal downsides to using the keto program. You do need to count carbohydrates in everything you eat to make sure that you are staying within your personal carbohydrate range, this can be difficult at first. Getting fat-adapted can be difficult to get through if you've had a diet that centers on carbs and sugar. 

Some people experience the keto flu or a period of fatigue when starting the diet and getting fat-adapted. Sometimes you need to add more fat and sometimes you will be low on electrolytes but if you push through you will figure it out. 

Overall, with the minor drawbacks considered, keto is one of the most popular low-carb diets for a reason. It works. Thousands of people have had success with the keto approach to the low-carb way of living and I hope you do too! 

Keto Bacon-Wrapped Pork Chops with Mustard Cream Sauce Ingredients:

Makes 4 servings
3 Net carbs/serving

4 Thick cut boneless pork chops
4 Slices of bacon
1 Tbsp. Olive oil
2 Tbsp. Butter unsalted
Salt and pepper to taste
1/8 C. Chicken broth
1/2 C. Heavy whipping cream
1/2 Onion thinly sliced
2 tsp. Minced garlic
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

Keto Bacon-Wrapped Pork Chops with Mustard Cream Sauce Directions:

1. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper to taste on both sides.

2. Wrap a strip of bacon around the outside of each pork chop, and secure it with a toothpick.

3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
4. Place the pork chops on end with the bacon facing down into the heated skillet, and cook until the bacon begins to become crispy.
5. Flip the pork chops onto their other end to brown the other side of the bacon.
6. Continue to cook the pork chops on their flat sides until they are seared and reach an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees.

7. Remove the pork chops from the skillet, and set aside.

8. Add the butter to the skillet, and mix in the onions.

9. Cook the onions until they begin to soften, and then add the minced garlic in and cook for an additional 30 seconds.

10. Stir in the dijon mustard.


11. Add in the chicken broth to deglaze the pan. Scrape the bottom of the skillet to get up any bits of browned goodness.
12. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and whisk in the heavy whipping cream.

13. Cook down the sauce until it thickens, and then add the pork chops back into the skillet.
14. Spoon the sauce over the pork chops and serve.

Our other keto pork recipes include:

Keto Lime Pork Chops {Crock Pot Meals}

Keto Almond Pork Tenderloin Bites

Yield: 4 Servings

Keto Bacon-Wrapped Pork Chops with Mustard Cream Sauce

Keto Bacon-Wrapped Pork Chops with Mustard Cream Sauce

Try our delicious keto pork recipes for dinner and take them as leftovers the following day. This is a recipe your entire family will love and no one has to know it's keto!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Thick cut boneless pork chops
  • 4 Slices of bacon
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter unsalted
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/8 C. Chicken broth
  • 1/2 C. Heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 Onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp. Minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

Instructions

    1. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper to taste on both sides.

    2. Wrap a strip of bacon around the outside of each pork chop, and secure it with a toothpick.

    3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

    4. Place the pork chops on end with the bacon facing down into the heated skillet, and cook until the bacon begins to become crispy.

    5. Flip the pork chops onto their other end to brown the other side of the bacon.

    6. Continue to cook the pork chops on their flat sides until they are seared and reach an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees.

    7. Remove the pork chops from the skillet, and set aside.

    8. Add the butter to the skillet, and mix in the onions.

    9. Cook the onions until they begin to soften, and then add the minced garlic in and cook for an additional 30 seconds.

    10. Stir in the dijon mustard.

    11. Add in the chicken broth to deglaze the pan. Scrape the bottom of the skillet to get up any bits of browned goodness.

    12. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and whisk in the heavy whipping cream.

    13. Cook down the sauce until it thickens, and then add the pork chops back into the skillet.

    14. Spoon the sauce over the pork chops and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 560Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 163mgSodium: 524mgCarbohydrates: 3gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 42g

 

 

Looking for something a little different to try? These are some of our favorite keto recipes: 

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Keto Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

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