Keto Smokey Crispy Ribs

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  • prep time

    prep time

    12 h 10 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    3 h 25 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    15 h 35 min

Keto Smokey Crispy Ribs

12 ratings

Oh, who doesn’t love ribs? You don’t need an outdoor grill to get perfectly smokey and crispy finger food! Using a lot of healthy fat and a hot oven, you can have ribs that have a crunch on the outside and are pull-a-part tender on the inside. You may not want to share this recipe with another!

Jessica L.

  • Net Carbs

    2.5 g

  • Fiber

    0.9 g

  • Total Carbs

    3.4 g

  • Protein

    99.6 g

  • Fats

    112.4 g

1446 cals

Keto Smokey Crispy Ribs

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  • Salt


    2 teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    1-½ teaspoon

  • Gourmet Collection Smoked Paprika by Mccormick

    Gourmet Collection Smoked Paprika by Mccormick

    ½ tablespoon

  • Red Pepper (cayenne), Ground

    Red Pepper (cayenne), Ground

    ½ teaspoon

  • Garlic Powder

    Garlic Powder

    1-½ teaspoon

  • Thyme, Dried

    Thyme, Dried

    1 teaspoon

  • Pork Ribs

    Pork Ribs

    1-½ pound

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    ½ tablespoon

  • Butter


    1 tablespoon

Recipe Steps

steps 6

15 h 35 min

  • Step 1

    In a bowl, combine the salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne, garlic, and thyme.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Prepare the rack of ribs on a flat, clean surface. Rub the ribs down with olive oil. Then, apply the spice mix to the top of the ribs. Use your fingers to rub the spices into the meat.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Tightly wrap the seasoned ribs in aluminum foil. Place the ribs in the refrigerator. Allow them to marinate for up to 12 hours, but preferably overnight.
  • Step 4

    When ready to cook the ribs, preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Without unwrapping the ribs, place them, foil and all, in the oven. Let the ribs cook for about 3 hours. After baking, remove the ribs from the foil and place them in a sprayed baking pan. Slice a tablespoon of butter into 4-5 slices, and place them on top of the ribs.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Turn the oven heat up to 375 degrees. Place the tray of ribs, uncovered, in the oven. Bake the ribs for about 25 minutes or until the tops of the ribs are browned and crispy.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Allow the ribs to cool slightly before eating. Enjoy!

Comments 22

  • Bunches of Radishes

    Bunches of Radishes 2 years ago

    Glad to see, it is not just mean who feels there is something wrong with these metrics. Most of the recipies are way off my micros, and tweeking them can fix that. Thank you for letting me know about copying and adjusting.

    • GinaRose1

      GinaRose1 3 years ago

      If you copy the recipe to your foods, you can then edit it and actually scan the package of ribs you choose to use. This will give you a more accurate accounting of the calories, fat, protein and carbs.

      • Fatcow

        Fatcow 3 years ago

        Yummy Regarding high calorie count .. You must consider a serving of 4 ribs totals 9.4 ounces cooked weight. That is a lot. Most recipes tell you raw weight. If you notice the recipe calls for 1.5 pounds (24 ounces) which will give you 2 servings of 9.4 ounces. See where the difference comes into play. Enjoy.

        • This_Is_Me

          This_Is_Me 3 years ago

          On a Maple Leaf Pork Back Ribs package it’s only 179 Calories (112g) per 2 Ribs. On this recipe is way too high Calories.

          • BrendaSchonig

            BrendaSchonig 3 years ago

            I would be fine with two ribs. Too bad I can not change that in the program

            • Sweetlou

              Sweetlou 4 years ago

              How can 4 ribs equate to over 1,400 calories??? That can’t be right.

              • Cfpeck

                Cfpeck 3 years ago

                I’m wondering the same thing. On the package of ribs it shows 4 ribs at 300 calories. How can it be 1400?

            • Allybobally

              Allybobally 4 years ago

              Why was this sooooo spicy??? Could barely even eat it!

              • SallynBranson

                SallynBranson 4 years ago

                Too much cayenne

            • Radicalj

              Radicalj 4 years ago

              What makes this so high in calories?

              • TMC

                TMC 4 years ago

                We love this rub! I make up extra and use it like a seasoning salt. We put it on beef, chicken, and sometimes veggies! Thank you for this recipe. It saves me from having to buy seasoning packets with lots of additives that I don’t want! Highly recommend this recipe and the rub!

                • jaycgoneketo

                  jaycgoneketo 4 years ago

                  This was good but for some reason on my grocery list it showed “baby back ribs” which I now assume is too small for the amount of seasoning and baking this recipe entails. I’ll try again soon with spare ribs.

                  • MarkC

                    MarkC 4 years ago

                    What does the butter do? Crisp up the spices on top?

                    • Idaho Mike

                      Idaho Mike 3 years ago

                      Why so high in calories?

                    • recipewriter

                      recipewriter 4 years ago

                      Yes, this helps add that crispy top coat as well as include keto fat.

                  • sharonrsp

                    sharonrsp 5 years ago

                    Where does the sugar and sugar alcohol come from? I see them in the nutritional information, but I don’t know which ingredients contribute them.

                    • recipewriter

                      recipewriter 5 years ago

                      Although minimal, dried spices add some carbs to meals. The paprika would be the main contributor here.

                  • Anonymous

                    Anonymous 5 years ago

                    Freaking awesome btw

                    • Anonymous

                      Anonymous 5 years ago

                      Ok does the serving size include the bones too?

                      • recipewriter

                        recipewriter 5 years ago

                        Yes, the bones are included in the weight of the ingredient list and serving sizes.

                    • RhondaM

                      RhondaM 5 years ago

                      Is there an error in the calorie content?

                      • bigjailerman5d6f

                        bigjailerman5d6f 6 years ago

                        Very high calorie and fat/protein contract.