Today I’m going to show you how to make a low carb version of Country Style BBQ Ribs. Which, I just learned, are not ribs at all, because whoever named the parts of a pig was living in Crazy Town. Why else would a pig’s butt be called a ham and its shoulder be called a butt roast? And now I find out that “country style ribs” actually come from the pork shoulder too. It’s like up is down with these people!
Well, call it what you will, Country Style BBQ Pork Ribs are super delicious.
Let me show you how I make them.
You start by mixing up a spice rub of 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper, 1 1/2 tsp Swerve, 1 tsp Salt, 1 tsp Cumin, 1 1/2 tsp Paprika and 1 1/2 tsp Chili Powder.
Then melt 1 TB butter in a medium sized sauce pan over Medium heat.
Mix in 1 1/2 TB Swerve Brown, 1/4 tsp Salt, 1/2 tsp Dry Mustard, 1/2 TB Apple Cider Vinegar, 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper and 1/2 cup Tomato Sauce.
Rub 2 pounds country style boneless ribs with the spices.
Add 1 1/2 cups beef broth to the bottom of an Instant Pot and place the wire rack inside. (Alternate instructions for baked ribs are in the recipe card.)
Stack the ribs on top of the wire rack.
Pour half of the BBQ sauce on top of the ribs.
Pressure cook on High for 35 minutes. Allow the steam to release naturally over about 10 minutes.
Brush the remaining BBQ sauce onto the ribs and allow the meat to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
And you’re done!
You’ll have some delicious BBQ ribs with only 1g net carbs. Now, classic Country Style BBQ ribs take 3 hours in the oven, but with an Instant Pot and a little ingenuity, we got it done is less than 1. And you didn’t have to sweat over a hot oven. Which reminds me of another thing that I learned today. The phrase “sweating like a pig” is a complete misnomer, since pigs are the only mammal without sweat glands.
I’m telling you, the people who came up with these things live in Crazy Town!Print
Country Style BBQ Ribs [Low Carb & Keto]
These Low Carb and Keto Country Style BBQ Ribs come together quickly in an Instant Pot. And each serving of ribs and BBQ sauce has just 1g net carbs.
- Prep Time: 20
- Cook Time: 35
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Yield: 6 ribs
- Category: Meat
- Method: Instant Pot
- Cuisine: American
2 pounds boneless country style pork ribs, dried
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1 teaspoon cumin
1 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoon Swerve or equivalent granulated sweetener
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 cup (4 oz) tomato sauce
1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons Swerve Brown or equivalent brown sugar substitute
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, as desired
1. Mix all spice rub ingredients together in a large bowl.
2. Melt butter for the BBQ sauce in a medium sized sauce pan over Medium heat. Mix in remaining BBQ sauce ingredients and set aside.
3. Add ribs to the spice rub mixture and rub to coat all sides.
4. You can cook the ribs in the oven or the Instant Pot. Instructions for the oven method are in the Notes section.
5. If you are using the Instant Pot, add beef broth and the wire rack.
6. Stack the ribs on top of the rack.
7. Pour 1/2 of the BBQ sauce on the ribs.
8. Pressure cook on High for 35 minutes. Allow the steam to release naturally, 10 minutes.
9. Take the ribs out of the Instant Pot and place them on a serving platter. Brush the tops with remaining BBQ sauce.
10. Allow the meat to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F and line a large rimmed roasting pan with aluminum foil.
Coat the ribs in spice rub and place them in the pan. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 2 hours. Remove ribs from the oven and check them. They should be starting to become tender, but if they still feel tough, re-cover them and place them back in the oven for 15 to 30 minutes more.
Transfer ribs to a plate and drain liquid from the pan. Return ribs to the pan and brush with half of the BBQ sauce.
Turn oven down to 275 degrees F and bake ribs, uncovered, for 1 hour more, or until you can pull the meat apart with a fork. Brush with remaining BBQ sauce. Allow meat to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
- Serving Size: 1 rib
- Calories: 482
- Fat: 14
- Carbohydrates: 1
- Fiber: <1
- Protein: 27
Keywords: Low Carb BBQ Pork Ribs, Keto BBQ Pork Ribs, Low Carb Country Style Ribs, Keto Country Style Ribs
If you liked this low carb pork recipe, then you might like my recipes for Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce, Breaded Pork Chops with Cream Gravy or Chinese BBQ Pork.
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