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Keto BBQ Ribs (Oven Baked)

These oven-baked sugar-free Keto BBQ Ribs are easy to make, boldly flavorful, and fall-off-the-bone tender. Once you try them you may never make ribs any other way again!

Looking for more low carb and keto BBQ ideas? Give this Low Carb Blueberry BBQ Sauce or Roasted Strawberry BBQ Sauce a try!
Keto BBQ ribs on a wooden cutting board with a jar of BBQ sauce in the background.
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Alabama White BBQ Sauce | Spiced Coffee BBQ Rub


Can you have BBQ on keto?


When you first start out on a low carb or keto diet you know that you won’t be able to eat bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, etc.

But you aren’t aware of all of the things you eat that can contain “hidden carbs”. I had no idea how many of the products I had enjoyed for years that actually have added sugar to them. 
BBQ sauces and rubs are notorious for added sugars and that equals carbs!
Luckily, once you know this, you can navigate the BBQ sauce aisle fairly easily and there are a few really good store-bought options out there. 
But making your own BBQ sauce is ridiculously easy, rewarding, and tasty! I mean you have the ability to dial the flavors in that you enjoy while avoiding things you don’t. 
Do you like your sauce on the tangy side? Bump up the vinegar. Like a lot of heat? Add crushed red pepper, cayenne pepper, or chipotle powder.
It is all up to you!
This recipe uses my homemade Keto BBQ rub and Keto BBQ sauce.
Here are a few of the store-bought products I suggest.

Noble Made by The New Primal Classic BBQ Cooking & Dipping Sauce

Either way, homemade, or store-bought, you will love the ease of this oven-baked rib recipe. My husband has even told me he prefers his ribs oven baked!  



Overhead photo of the ingredients needed to make keto BBQ ribs.





Detailed measurements and instructions can be found on the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.




Six photos of the process of making keto BBQ ribs.




Remove the membrane if it is present and you prefer your ribs without it. Pat the ribs dry with a paper towel. *See Notes
Rub the ribs generously with the BBQ rub on both sides and wrap them in plastic wrap. Let them marinate in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight.
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Cover each rack with foil and place it on a baking sheet on the middle rack of the oven. Let roast for 2 hours.
Take the ribs out of the oven and carefully drain the liquid from the ribs. Brush the ribs with the BBQ sauce. Increase the heat of the oven to 450 and cook the ribs for 15 more minutes.
Turn the oven to broil and cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, or just until the ribs begin to char on the edges.
Remove from the oven and let the ribs rest 5-10 minutes before cutting.


Overhead photo of cooked keto BBQ ribs on a wooden cutting board.




Do I have to remove the membrane?
No, it is more a preference than a necessity. Removing the membrane can cut down on some of the chewiness of your ribs but these ribs are fall off the bone tender!
Can I freeze the ribs?
Yes, I have frozen the raw rubbed the rubs for up to 6 months. I suggest not going any longer as it can affect the texture of the ribs. I vacuum seal them to avoid freezer burn.
How long will the cooked keto BBQ ribs last in the fridge?

The leftover Keto BBQ ribs will keep in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. If you don’t plan to eat them within 3 to 4 days, you can freeze them for up to 3 months.

Close up photo of a rack of keto BBQ ribs on a wooden cutting board.



Last thoughts about Keto BBQ Ribs (Oven Baked)


These are the best ribs! Baking them low and slow is the secret to fall off the bone ribs. 

Some people think that ribs should be left to the pit masters, and I do enjoy ribs from the grill and smoker, but it’s just not the only way to make fall off the bone BBQ ribs!
Plus, baking ribs in the oven is ridiculously easy. I mean, the majority of the cooking time you are kicked back with your feet up while they bake away in the oven. It doesn’t get much easier than that!


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