For the perfect mixture of spicy, sweet, crunchy and delicious, try these Spicy Paleo Pork Bites! They combine the tasty flavors of pork, coconut and pineapple with just the right amount of jalapeno and cayenne spice. Besides being flavorful, they’re also packed with protein. Each serving delivers 12 grams of protein and only 58 grams of sodium. Add garlic, ginger and spice to your taste preferences, and enjoy!
"Pork and pineapple are great together. It's a fact." — Alex D.
Time: 30 minutes
Serving size: 3 bite-sized balls
- 2 pounds ground pork
- 1 15-ounce can crushed pineapple
- 2 teaspoons ground cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoons ginger (ground)
- 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 small jalapenos, minced
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 2 cups coconut shreds
- 2 teaspoons acacia fiber powder
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line two large baking sheets with foil. Set aside.
- To toast coconut, heat in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until lightly toasted. Remove from heat and mix in 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
- Drain pineapple, saving the juice. Press the pineapple in a sieve to remove the excess juice. Move the pineapple chunks to a large bowl.
- Add the following to the bowl with the pineapple: remaining 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, ginger, garlic, fiber powder, minced jalapenos, beaten eggs and pork. Mix well.
- Prepare an assembly line of reserved pineapple juice, bowl of coconut milk and the pan of coconut. Form 1 tablespoon of pork into a ball. Dip in pineapple juice and then coconut milk. Roll in the spiced coconut, and place on prepared pan. Repeat.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool before enjoying.
Adapted from Just Us Four.
Nutrition Facts (per serving):
- Calories 306
- Fat 25.2 grams [Saturated Fat 15.5 g, Trans Fat 0 g, Monounsaturated Fat 6 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2 g]
- Protein 12.1 grams
- Sodium 54.9 mgs
- Carbohydrates 9.4 grams
- Fiber 3 grams
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