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Easy Keto Hot and Sour Soup with Pork

The flavors pop in this deliciously easy keto hot and sour soup with pork. From Thai chili to ginger and the sour of rice vinegar, the soup perfectly pairs with ground pork. Top it off with sliced green onions, and it’s a fabulous protein-packed low carb family dinner.

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Hot and sour soup has always been a favorite of mine at Asian restaurants. Each country or region makes it slightly differently by tradition or the ingredients readily available. So it makes sense it can greatly vary depending on where you order it.

For today, I’m not going to make any claims that this keto soup recipe is any specific area’s authentic recipe.

Actually, this low carb soup is an easy version we as a family like to make, especially in winter on a weeknight. A pot of soup is easy and comforting to throw together. Also, it’s super-convenient to heat up as leftovers.

You’ll notice I have mushrooms listed as “optional” in this recipe. Yes, the mushrooms are a bit of an argument around here. While I like them, my daughter protests vehemently against the mushrooms.

She usually wins. But I thought I’d give you the option!

Now, what do we need to make hot and sour soup keto style?

Spoon of keto hot and sour soup

🍽 Equipment needed for keto hot and sour soup

The first thing I do when it’s time to make dinner is to get out all the kitchen gadgets and equipment I’ll need. I like it when things are close at hand and ready to go.

Overhead two bowls of keto hot and sour soup with pork

🥘 Ingredients in low carb hot and sour soup

Ingredients in hot and sour soup keto

Let’s have a brief word about the ingredients in this keto hot and sour soup recipe.

When selecting any ingredients, buy as fresh as you can, and organic if possible. For meat, I usually order from ButcherBox for good quality I can trust. Just be sure to read labels and sources in the grocery store.

Rice vinegar and coconut aminos

In addition, rice vinegar is something you have to be careful with. Many rice vinegars you can buy are “seasoned” and have added sugar. Be sure to get an unseasoned rice vinegar that does not have sugar. Similar caution goes for the coconut aminos. Read the labels and buy a good one without added sugar.

Chicken bone broth

Also, lately I’ve had some questions about bone broth in my recipes. I buy chicken bone broth without added sodium, so it should not be extra salty. Look for “chicken bone broth”, not regular “chicken broth” as there’s a huge difference in protein and sodium levels. Some good brands to look for are Kettle and Fire, Golden Ladle, or Pacific Foods.

Lastly, when it comes to spice, add the Thai curry paste to your taste. I can’t take things too spicy, but I do like some so two teaspoons is what I like for the soup. If you prefer more or less spicy, adjust accordingly.

🔪 Instructions

First of all, pull out all the needed equipment and ingredients. Everything should be close at hand where you can get to it easily. Ideally, this recipe takes under thirty minutes all in one pot and having everything ready speeds up preparation.

How to make keto hot and sour soup with pork

First, heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Break up the ground pork and add it and the mushrooms (if you’re using them). Take a wooden spoon to separate the pork and stir until the meat is cooked and mushrooms golden brown. This usually takes about five minutes.

Browned meat for soup

Second, add the garlic, ginger, and chili paste and stir well while the flavors cook in for another minute or two. After that, pour in the coconut aminos, rice vinegar, salt, pepper, and chicken bone broth. At this point bring it all to a simmer and stir occasionally.

💭 Top tip

Next, in a liquid measuring cup, place one cup of water. Whisk one egg in the water well, and then slowly whisk it into the soup. This will act as a thickener for the liquid.

Then beat the other egg in the same measuring cup but with nothing else in it, just the egg. Pour the beaten egg gently into the simmering soup, and use a spatula or spoon to stir it in slowly.

This will make the traditional strings of cooked egg you are probably familiar with in hot and sour soups. Simmer it another three to four minutes or until ready to serve.

Overhead view of pot of hot and sour soup keto

At this point, if you wish, it’s a good time to skim off any excess fat. This can also be done if the soup’s refrigerated and a layer forms on top. Some people prefer to leave it in, others don’t. It’s your choice.

This keto hot and sour soup recipe makes 6 servings. Garnish it with sliced green onions and enjoy!

Ladle of keto hot and sour soup

🥣 How to store keto hot and sour soup

Any leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for four to five days.

If you’re planning for one, it’s easy to reheat it in the microwave or on the stovetop. It can also be frozen in servings in freezer-safe containers.

Six delicious low carb meals for the week, done!

What are your favorite low carb soup recipes?

Soup is one of my favorite meals to have in winter. There’s something comforting in knowing there’s a large pot of soup in the fridge ready to heat up at any time. It’s warm and satisfying, and did I mention easy? I’m all about that!

If you’re a fan of hot and sour soup, give this keto version a try. It’s simple but has a ton of flavor and 22 grams of protein with only 4 net carbs.

Also, there are several ways to vary it to your preference. Use all mushrooms instead of pork, or change up the meat and use ground chicken. I prefer the pork, but chicken would be good too.

Let me know if there are any other soups you’d like to see undergo a keto makeover! I’m up for the challenge. Now, let’s have a bowl of soup.

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🍲 More keto soup recipes

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  2. Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup
  3. Low Carb Thai Coconut Soup
  4. Keto French Onion Soup
  5. Keto Taco Soup

📖 Recipe

Bowl of keto hot and sour sour with pork

Keto Hot And Sour Soup With Pork

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Delicious and quick to make keto hot and sour soup with pork is packed with protein and flavor. The sour from the rice vinegar perfectly complements the ginger, spice, and pork in the low carb soup.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium heat and add the pork and mushrooms (if using). Use a wooden spoon to separate the pork and stir until the meat is cooked and mushrooms golden brown, about five minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger, and red curry paste and stir well while it cooks for another minute or two.
  3. Pour in the coconut aminos, rice vinegar, salt, pepper, and chicken bone broth, and bring to a simmer.
  4. In a liquid measuring cup, place one cup of water. Whisk one egg in the water, and then slowly whisk it into the soup. This will act as a thickener.
  5. Beat the other egg in the same measuring cup by itself. Pour it gently into the simmering soup, and use a spatula or spoon to stir it in slowly. This will make the traditional strings of cooked egg. Simmer another three to four minutes or until ready to serve.
  6. Garnish with sliced green onions.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 19gCarbohydrates: 5gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gProtein: 22g

*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For the most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

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Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program.

I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.  

This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

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