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Green Pork and Shiitake Sliders

Here's another great and portable meal that my kids love. What do I love about it? That they're getting tons of veggies and protein in each bite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: gluten-free, keto, low carb, paleo, Primal, Whole30
Servings: 6
Calories: 346kcal


  • 1 pound frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or fat of choice
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion finely chopped, about half a medium onion
  • 6 reconstituted dried shiitake mushrooms finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup celery small-diced, about 2 medium stalks
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/8 cup coconut flour up to 1/4 cup
  • 1 tablespoon Red Boat fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt 
  • 1.5 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil or fat of choice for frying


  • Dump the frozen spinach into a microwave safe bowl and cover it with a lid. Microwave the bowl on high for about 4 minutes to defrost it.
  • Put the defrosted spinach into a colander and press out all the liquid.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil over medium heat in a large cast iron skillet.
  • Toss in the chopped onions and mushrooms along with salt and pepper to taste. Sauté the ingredients until the liquid has evaporated and the onions have softened.
  • Blitz the coconut milk, celery, and cilantro using a hand blender.
  • Place the ground pork in a large bowl and add the spinach, the puree, mushrooms and onions, eggs, coconut flour (start with 1/8 of a cup), fish sauce, coconut aminos, salt and pepper.
  • Gently combine all the ingredients.
  • Form the meat mixture into small patties (about 2 inches in diameter, you should get about 30).
  • Heat up 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat (the oil should make a thing layer). Fry the sliders in three batches.
  • Fry the sliders for 3 minutes on each side.
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Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 27g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g