BBQ Ribs in Tamari & Skinny® Maple Syrup (Low carb)

My butcher hooked me up with a whopping kilogram of pork ribs, so I got to work creating a delicious glaze to brush over the ribs while we braaied one day on lock down. I used tamari (gluten-free soy sauce) and delicious The Skinny Food Co Sugar-free Maple Syrup along with other few bits. This will sufficiently feed 4 hungry people at your next BBQ – but I especially want you to try my version of pre-cooking the ribs ahead of going onto the grill. I wrap them in a completely air-tight parcel of foil, so they literally steam in their own juices for 3 hours. They fall off the bone. Heaven.

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Carbs 1.9g | Fat 56g | Protein 41g
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BBQ Ribs in Tamari & Skinny® Maple Syrup (Low carb)

Deliciously sweet and sticky, these ribs are precooked low-and-slow then finished on the BBQ brushed with a marinade made from tamari and Skinny® sugar free maple syrup. (For my UK readers, scroll to the end of the recipe to see image ads of the products I use.)
Course Main Dish
Cuisine General
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 35 minutes
Servings 4 people



  • Preheat the oven to 130°C (fan oven). This is 150°C for conventional ovens (or 300°F / gas mark 2).
  • I cut my rack in half to make for easier handling. Season all sides with salt.
  • Place the ribs onto two long pieces of aluminium foil. Wrap very tightly in the foil to ensure that no steam escapes. The foil parcel should be 100% airtight. If in doubt, double-wrap. If you may have accidentally pierced the foil, double wrap! Place the foil-wrapped ribs foil onto a tray.
  • Place in the oven for 3 hours.
  • In the meantime, make the marinade by combining the ketchup, tamari, Skinny® Maple sugar-free syrup and garlic powder in a small bowl. Cover and set aside.
  • After 3 hours, remove the tray from the oven - but do not open the foil for at least 20-25 minutes - allow the meat to rest. Prepare the BBQ.
  • When the BBQ is ready, carefully place the ribs onto the grill and use a silicon brush to baste all sides with the the marinade. The low-and-slow cooking of the ribs earlier will result in them practically melting off the bone, so be gentle with them
  • Once all the marinade is used up and the ribs are sticky, serve seasoned with sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper. Garnish with snipped chives if you are feeling a little fancy.

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Calories: 683kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.9g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 56g

BBQ Ribs in Tamari & Skinny® Maple Syrup (Low carb)
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BBQ Ribs in Tamari & Skinny® Maple Syrup (Low carb)
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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                        683Kcal / 2858kJ
Fat                                56g
Carbohydrates              1.9g
Protein                          41g

Celery (present in the store-bought reduced-sugar ketchup)

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