Low-carb Pork Ribs

Low carb Pork Ribs
Low carb Pork Ribs

You will not prepare your ribs any other way after trying this method! These literally fall off the bone. I slow-cooked the rack in an air-tight parcel of foil at a relatively low oven temperature. Since all the store-bought marinade and bastes are packed with sugar, I developed my own. This is my low-carb marinade: it’s rich, tasty and packed with flavour. The recipe calls for 1 rack of low-carb pork ribs between two people – an ideal Saturday night treat for you and your loved one.

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Carbs 6.3g | Fat 20g | Protein 24g
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Low-carb Pork Ribs (that fall off the bone)

Low-carb Pork Ribs that are slow-cooked and fall off the bone. Smothered in a low carb marinade, one rack of ribs (shared between two people) comes in at 6.3g carbs per serving. (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 2 people


  • 1 pork loin rack of ribs, (approx. 450g / 17.5oz)
  • salt
  • 45 g (1.6 oz) reduced-sugar tomato ketchup
  • 1 TB tamari, (gluten-free soy sauce)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • chopped parsley, to garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 130°C (fan oven). This is 150°C for conventional ovens (or 300°F / gas mark 2).
  • Use a sharp knife to remove the sliver skin from underside of the rack.
  • Place the rack of ribs onto a long piece of aluminium foil and season with a little salt. 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.
    Low-carb Ribs
  • Place in the oven for 3 hours.
  • In the meantime, make the marinade by combining the ketchup, tamari, olive oil, mustard, vinegar and the ginger and garlic pastes in a small bowl. Set aside.
    Low-carb Ribs Marinade
  • After 3 hours, remove the tray from the oven - but do not open the foil for at least 20-25 minutes.
  • In the meantime, prepare your braai (BBQ) or grill, or simply increase the oven temperature to max grill.
  • Carefully remove the ribs from the foil and brush both sides with the marinade. Place the ribs onto the tray and into the oven (or place gently on the BBQ grill) and grill for 7-9 minutes, basting regularly until the ribs have warmed through again and the marinade is sticky.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.


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Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 20g

Low-carb Pork Ribs
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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                         299Kcal / 1251kJ
Fat                                 20g
Carbohydrates               6.3g
Protein                           24g

Celery (may be found in store-bought ketchup - check label)

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