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My PCOS Kitchen - Low Carb Smoky BBQ Ribs - Photography shot of ribs from above. Oil stains on parchment paper with homemade sugar-free bbq sauce.
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Low Carb Smoky BBQ Ribs

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 804kcal
Author Mira


  • 1.1kg rack spare ribs 38 oz

Sugar-free BBQ Sauce

  • ½ cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ tsp stevia powder


  • Mince the garlic cloves.  In a bowl combine the BBQ sauce ingredients and mix well.
  • Place the rack of ribs into a slow cooker and pour the BBQ sauce all over.
  • Put the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours, or on high for 4 hours.
  • Once cooked, preheat the oven to 210C/410F.  Carefully take out the rack of ribs from the slow cooker (the bones will fall off easily) and place on a baking tray.  Spoon half of the BBQ sauce from the slow cooker and pour over the ribs.  
  • Bake in the oven for an additional 10 minutes to get that crispy flavourful skin. 
  • Take the remainder of the BBQ sauce and put it in a bowl.  You can use it later to dip the ribs in.  
  • Cut the ribs up and they are ready to serve!!


If you'd like to have a lower calorie version of these ribs, use baby back ribs.  We only have spare ribs in Japan as I've never seen baby back ones so that's why I used them.
For paleo, use a paleo approved Worcestershire sauce or switch to coconut aminos.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 804kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.33g | Protein: 46.37g | Fat: 62.94g | Saturated Fat: 23.81g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.73g | Monounsaturated Fat: 27.22g | Cholesterol: 208mg | Sodium: 771mg | Potassium: 699mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 2.35g | NET CARBS: 3.63g