I have got some delicious muffin recipes on this here website. I die for the PB&J muffins, but my seasonal pumpkin and apple muffins are also great. But I realized that I don’t have a good, ol’ classic banana bread recipe, so we have to fix that! Isn’t warm, sweet banana bread just the ultimate comfort food?Read More
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If you’re following me on social media, you may know that in less than a week I am beginning to transition my diet to keto. It’s something I’ve needed for a long time, but I finally feel like I can do it. So when I was thinking about the kind of food I’ll be eating, of course I thought of ribs. Tender, flavorful, falling off the bone, smothered in finger-lickin’ sauce. The problem is, most of those finger-licking’ sauces are pretty sugary.
My Spicy Pineapple BBQ ribs likely qualify as ketogenic, since the sauce is only sweetened with pineapple. But, I wanted to create a rib recipe that was definitely safe for a keto diet. I was throwing some saucy ideas around, then my co-worker suggested a mustardy vinegar sauce. It sounded perfect!
I looked up some mustard BBQ sauce recipes, but they were all surprisingly sweet. I didn’t want sweet, even using stevia, I wanted tangy and vinegary. I thought that’d be a good contrast to the fatty meat. So I started with some mustard and just kept adding until I had a spicy, tangy, mustard sauce. It is quite tangy, but once it’s been broiled, it becomes much more mild and even a bit sweet. It makes a delicious crust on the ribs.
Aside from this sauce being delicious, it requires almost zero time to put together. All you’ve got to do is whisk the ingredients together, no simmering on the stove for hours like a traditional BBQ sauce. It’s perfect for a weeknight! I haven’t tried this yet, but I think this sauce could be delicious on chicken thighs or drumsticks, too. But these easy, crockpot ribs are hard to beat.
Tangy Mustard Keto Ribs
1 rack pork ribs
1T BBQ Dry Rub
1/2 yellow onion, sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
3 cloves of garlic
2T yellow mustard
1 1/2t dijon mustard
1T coconut aminos
splash of fish sauce
1/4t chipotle powder
1/2t garlic powder
1/2t onion powder
1 1/2t white balsamic vinegar
Cut the rack of ribs into sections 2 ribs wide.
Sprinkle the dry rub over the meaty side of the ribs, then rub it in.
Layer the ribs in the slowcooker, try to avoid any of them from laying flat on the bottom. Stand them on their sides, like a filing cabinet.
Sprinkle the sliced onion, pepper, and garlic around the ribs, including between the layers.
Pour the broth into the bottom of the crock pot. Avoid pouring directly over the ribs, so you don’t rinse off the dry rub.
Put the lid on, and set the crockpot to cook on low for 7 hours.
Whisk together the remaining ingredients to create the sauce, and put it in the fridge until the ribs are done.
Once the ribs are done cooking, turn on your broiler to high (500 degrees).
Carefully place the ribs on a cookie sheet, meaty side up, and brush the sauce in a thick, even layer. They should be fall-apart tender at this point, if they’re not, let them continue cooking a bit longer.
Broil the ribs for 5 minutes, until the sauce begins to darken and caramelize. Pull the ribs out, and apply a 2nd layer of sauce. Broil them for 3 minutes more, being careful not to let it burn.
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