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Category: Dinner Calorie Count: 612 Macronutrient ratio: Carb-induced calories—7% Protein: 39 grams Carbohydrates: 10 grams Total Fat: 44 grams
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4 people


  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons lard melted
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 pound carnitas
  • 3 tablespoons chicken stock or other liquid of choice


  • Sriracha sauce to taste
  • shredded cheese to top


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F. As that warms, wash your Brussels sprouts, pat dry using paper towels or a dish towel before slicing thinly with a sharp knife (or use a slicing blade on your food processor).
  • On a large well-rimmed baking sheet, spread the shredded sprouts, drizzling with your melted lard and sprinkling with salt and pepper to taste. Bake 10 minutes before removing from the oven.
  • Add your carnitas (or other meat as desired) and cooking juices to the shredded sprouts and bake a further 10 minutes.
  • Let the salad sit 5 minutes before serving, topping with Sriracha if so desired.


Tools Needed:
  • Paper towel or dish towel
  • Sharp knife
  • Cutting board
  • Food processor, if so desired
  • Rimmed baking sheet