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. The low-carb marinade is 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. THIS RECIPE IS ACCOMPANIED WITH A VIDEO. (Scroll down to see it, and be sure to watch the blooper reel Funnyman slips in at the end!)

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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.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine General
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 35 minutes
Servings 2 people

Per serving

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


  • 1 rack baby back pork 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).
  • Place the rack of ribs onto a long piece of aluminium foil and season with a little salt on all sides. 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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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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  1. Made this marinade tonight for country style ribs. I used my grill pan insteas of the oven coz I am always in a rush and i love charred edges hehe. We love our spice and condiments so I added extra freshly crushed ginger. It turned out amazing! I am definitely putting this marinade on rotation in my house. Thank you for a lovely recipe!

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