Who doesn’t love eating tasty and spicy slow cooked BBQ pork ribs? Most ribs that are served at restaurants contain sugary sauces and dry rubs that contain too many carbs for low-carb dieters. This means you’ll need to make them at home to make sure they are keto-compliant.
In this recipe, we will show you an easy way to marinate those ribs to make sure they are low carb and still delicious.
When choosing your meat, try going for organic and avoid completely frozen meat.
To make ribs juicier and more flavorful, marinade them in dry rub mixture and let it sit overnight. This way, after cooking, the meat will easily come off the bones and make it more presentable to eat.
Our dry rub recipe has a bit of heat to it, but you can adjust this based on your taste preference. You’ll need onion powder, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. If you’re sensitive to heat, then reduce the chili powder and cayenne pepper.
However, these spices contribute vitamins and antioxidants to the dish. Cayenne pepper is especially beneficial for providing a thermogenic effect on the body, which can boost metabolism (1). We recommend keeping them if you can!
When there is about 40 minutes left in the oven, add a little bit of zucchini and bell pepper – the vegetables will absorb all aromas and will be a perfect side dish to serve with the ribs.
If you’ll have some leftovers, you can put them in a fridge and use later as a filling for an omelette or wraps, such as these Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps.
Note: If you want to retain the moisture and make the meat juicier, you can wrap the ribs in aluminum foil before baking. This traps in the fat and the steam released from the ribs, which makes it tender and juicy. For this particular dry rub ribs recipe, we prefer the meat dry and a little bit crispy.
Let’s Do It!
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 275°F.
Thoroughly mix all of the spices in a small bowl.
Dry the ribs of any excess liquid. Remove the membrane on the back side of the ribs. Coat the ribs in the spices until completely covered on each side.
Place the ribs on the baking tray and bake for 3 hours. For added crisp, grill each side for 3 minutes on high heat.
Watch how we made this here:
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Easy Oven Baked Pork Ribs
- Place some parchment paper on a baking sheet and preheat the oven to 275°F.
- Put all the spices in a small bowl and mix until they are combined thoroughly.
- Prepare the ribs. Dry them off and remove the membrane on the back side. Cover the mixture of spices on the ribs until it is completely coated on both sides.
- Set the ribs on the baking tray. Bake for 3 hours. For more crispiness, grill the ribs on high heat for 3 minutes each side.