5 from 1 vote

Low Carb Pork Sarciado

This classic Filipino Sarciado dish is easy to recreate and just as tasty as the traditional version.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 2
Calories: 250
Author: Hallie Harron | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1/2 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 pork loin chop with bone (10 - 12 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed


  • Heat the oil in a large skillet.
  • Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly colored.
  • Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, fish sauce along with 1/2 cup water. Add the meat and mix together until thoroughly combined.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes. At this point, the meat will be almost tender. It can be held at room temperature for a few hours or covered, and refrigerated for several hours before finishing.
  • When almost ready to serve, reheat the meat, simmer for another 15 minutes, adding the peas after 5 minutes. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

Do you have most of a tin of tomato paste that eventually turns black lurking in the frig? You used 1 tablespoon in a sauce and then forgot about it?
Here's an easy way to ensure you'll have fresh tomato paste whenever you need it. Remove the contents to a piece of plastic wrap, spread it out to an even thickness and then using the ends of the plastic wrap, roll the plastic into a cylinder that looks like a thin sausage.
Store this in the freezer and cut off chunks as you need them.
Good substitutes for fish sauce include soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *5
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *7
Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Pork Sarciado
Amount Per Serving (1 /2 recipe)
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 80
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.9g14%
Carbohydrates 13.7g5%
Fiber 3.6g14%
Protein 20.7g41%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: pork sarciado recipe, sarciado with tomato sauce