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Slow Cider Braised Keto Pork Belly

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I kind of loved this Slow Cider Braised Keto Pork Belly, there was very little to photograph so I need your help.

This is not like your typical pulled pork, or crispy pork belly.  It is so soft you can cut it with a spoon, and enjoy the layers of both meat and fat in one super soft bite.

It is absolutely delicious!

So if you willing to give this one a test and show us your photos I am looking for a few to add to this post and my social media.

Pork belly

This amazing image has been captured by Liza Marsh.  Thanks Liza, it looks delicious!

Made with pretty easy to source ingredients.  I have added a couple of links for the great products I use, otherwise feel free to source your own choices locally.

Let me know how you go and if you love it as much as me.  I will make it again, as this recipe will be featured an upcoming book.

Looking forward to seeing your bellies lol.



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Slow Cooked Sticky Asian Cider Braised Pork Belly

Slow Asian Cider Braised Keto Pork Belly

Soft, spiced, unctuous pork belly that the whole family will love
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 3 hrs
Total Time: 3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Lunch and Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: ketogenic diet, slow cooking, Sugar Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 1339kcal
Author: Megan
Servings: 4 serves
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  • 1 kg pork belly
  • 800 ml chicken broth
  • 330 ml cider Magners Low Carb
  • 50 ml coconut aminos or gluten free Tamari
  • 50 g onion diced
  • 3 star anise
  • 1 tsp five spice
  • 3 garlic cloves finely diced
  • 1 10cm ginger grated
  • 1 tsp chilli salt or chilli flakes
  • 1 lemon quartered, skin on


  • Add all ingredients into slow cooker and cover the pork belly.
  • Slow cook for 3 hours, turning half way.  
  • Cook until the pork belly is super soft and the rind is almost gelatinous.
  • Serve with Asian greens and konjac noodles or rice


  1. If you don't want to use the cider you can completely leave it out and replace with any bone broth.
  2. This recipe is great to make the day ahead
  3. Use left overs in the lunch box or freeze in individual portions.


Serving: 1serve | Calories: 1339kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 133g | Saturated Fat: 48g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 1681mg | Potassium: 772mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 30.9mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2.7mg | Net Carbs: 7g
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  • Suzanne McEwen says:

    Hi Megan,
    Where do you get the coconut aminos or gluten free tamari, also where can I buy the cider? I’m making a list of all the new items I have to buy so when I’m well enough to go shopping I can go mad get them all & start cooking.
    All the recipes look sooo good but I just have no appetite or interest in food or the energy to cook at the moment.
    As pulled pork is a favourite in this house I will definitely be giving it a go.

    • Megan says:

      The cider I purchased from Dan Murphy’s. As for coconut aminos and gltuen free tamari, I can purchase locally at Organic feast, but you will find gluten free tamari in the Asian section of most woolies, and coconut aminos are available at most health food stores, and good IGAs.

  • Leah says:

    Has anyone tried this in a. Pressure cooker by any chance?

  • Grant says:

    What temp on the slow cooker?

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