Spicy Paleo Pork Bites
by Swanson Health
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 peppers. 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
Serves: 15
Serving size: 3 bite-sized balls
  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 1 15-ounce can crushed pineapple
  • 2 teaspoons ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger (ground)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 small jalapenos, minced
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 cups coconut shreds
  • 2 teaspoons acacia fiber powder
  • Instructions:
    1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line two large baking sheets with foil. Set aside.
    2. Heat the coconut shreds in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until lightly toasted. Remove from heat and mix in 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
    3. Drain the pineapple, saving the juice. Move the pineapple chunks to a large bowl.
    4. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, ginger, garlic powder, acacia fiber powder, minced jalapenos, beaten eggs and pork to the bowl with the pineapple. Mix well.
    5. Prepare an assembly line of reserved pineapple juice, bowl of coconut milk and the pan of spiced 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.
    6. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool before enjoying.
    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 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates 9.4 grams
  • Fiber 3 grams
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