This keto pork sausage goulash was a recipe that I literally stumbled into by accident – and now we make it all the time. This recipe is super simple to make, it has basically no prep, and it’s something that goes well with whatever vegetables you already have cooked in the fridge. My preference is to serve it over chopped spinach, though. A little mozzarella on top is a bonus.
Some friends of ours decided to be kind and gave us some pork sausage. A lot of pork sausage, in fact. And we had no idea what to do with it. I have a deep bench of keto pork recipes (like my Keto Cheeseburger Skillet), but never really found myself with a surplus of pork sausage before.
We cook with ground pork on a regular basis, but this was fresh pork sausage, and it was seasoned. I couldn’t use it in any of my normal pork recipes, like tacos or chili. I considered just frying it up to use as a breakfast meat, but that seemed like cheating.
My grandmother used to make this delicious ground turkey goulash – with elbow noodles, tomatoes, onion and garlic. Obviously we couldn’t have the noodles, but I wanted to try to recreate the dish with the ground pork.
Well… it’s not exactly the same. But it is delicious and simple to make. Read on for the recipe.
Keto Pork Sausage Goulash - well, ok, it's not really goulash. But it's damn good.
- 1 lb Pork Sausage - Mild
- 0.50 cup Rotel tomatoes
- 0.25 cup Tomato Sauce
- 10 tsp Parmesan/Romano Grated Cheese
- Liquid aminos or soy sauce (to taste)
- Seasonings - garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, liquid smoke
- Pre-heat your nonstick pan on medium-high heat and brown the sausage. Once the sausage is cooked, add your seasonings. Go easy on the onion and garlic, they tend to have more carbs than you realize.
- Measure out and add your tomatoes and tomato sauce. Add the liquid aminos and liquid smoke. The pan will likely have a little bit of charred pork sausage in the bottom of it by now, and this will help deglaze the pan.
- Stir well and let simmer on medium for about 5 minutes, or until the tomato sauce has thickened slightly and absorbed all of the other liquids.
- For added awesome, serve with chopped spinach. It's almost like pasta - almost.