Here's a low carb dry rub that is the perfect blend of flavors for oven baked pork ribs!
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So… I don't often cook ribs. Mainly because we have a great delivery place near us that does pizza for the rest of my family, and ribs for me. I order them dry, and then add some of my low carb smoky barbecue sauce (or Guy's Barbecue Sauce if I'm feeling super lazy!). But they aren't cheap – so the next time I saw them in the grocery store, I decided to cook my own.
Rather than load up the ribs with sauce, this time I wanted to create a dry rub for them instead. And there's a whole lot of flavor going on here!
How to Make a Low Carb Dry Rub for Pork Ribs
To make the rub, mix together smoked paprika, onion powder, low carb sweetener (Lakanto, Swerve, or similar), dried thyme, ground cumin, dry mustard, and salt and pepper.
Pat a rack of baby back ribs dry with kitchen paper, and remove the membrane from the back. Place the rack in a large baking pan.
Sprinkle the rub all over the ribs, and use your fingers to rub it in thoroughly.
Place the ribs in a preheated oven for 3 hours.
Serving size depends on how much appetite for ribs you have! Half a rack of meaty ribs is a pretty big serving, especially if you add some delicious horseradish coleslaw to go with it! You won't feel hungry after that!
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By the way, if you prefer saucy ribs without the messy cooking, try these Keto Instant Pot Ribs from Beauty and the Foodie!
- 1 tbs smoked paprika
- 1 tbs onion powder
- 2 tsp low carb sweetener, Lakanto, Swerve, or similar
- 2 tsp dried thyme
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- salt and pepper
- 1 rack of baby back ribs, approx 3lb
- Preheat the oven to 275F.
- Mix together all the rub ingredients.
- Pat the baby back ribs dry with kitchen paper, and remove the membrane from the back. Place the rack in a large baking pan.
- Sprinkle the rub all over the ribs, and use your fingers to rub it in thoroughly.
- Place the ribs in the preheated oven for 3 hours.
4g net carbs per half rack serving
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Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per ServingCalories 1317 Total Fat 81g Saturated Fat 16g Cholesterol 503mg Sodium 437mg Carbohydrates 6g Net Carbohydrates 4g Fiber 2g Protein 132g