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Keto Ribs

keto ribs on sheet pan.

Tender, juicy ribs cooked in the slow cooker and slathered in sugar free BBQ sauce make for a tasty low carb dinner. This recipe makes 2 full racks of ribs and nutrition information is based on a half rack serving. We often cut the ribs into thirds to feed our family and then get 6 portions.

Tender, juicy ribs cooked in the slow cooker and slathered in sugar free BBQ sauce make for a tasty low carb dinner. This recipe makes 2 full racks of ribs and nutrition information is based on a half rack serving. We often cut the ribs into thirds to feed our family and then get 6 portions.

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs and cut each rack of ribs in half so that they fit easily in the slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the paprika, brown sugar substitute, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and parsley.
  3. Sprinkle the dry rub over each side of the ribs and use your hands to press it into the meat.
  4. Add the apple cider vinegar to the bottom of a slow cooker along with 2 tablespoons of water. Place the ribs in the slow cooker.
  5. Cook, covered, on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
  6. When ribs are tender but not falling apart, carefully remove them from the slow cooker to a large baking sheet. Brush with barbecue sauce.
  7. Place under the broiler until the sauce has thickened and begun to caramelize, about 5 minutes. 
  8. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

It's easy to tell that ribs are done when the meat pulls back and the bones are poking out about 1/2 -3/4 an inch. It's fine to cook the ribs until they're falling off the bone, if that's how you prefer them, but they'll be done before that point.

We recommend No Sugar Added Sweet Baby Ray's sauce for the barbecue sauce. It's available on Amazon (linked above) but can be found much cheaper in most grocery stores.

We use and love Lakanto sweeteners. Use code THATLOWCARBLIFE for 20% off your order.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 706Total Fat: 46gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 132mgSodium: 1929mgCarbohydrates: 7gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 58g

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