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Easy Oven Baked Pork Ribs with BBQ Sauce (Keto Friendly)

These keto Baked Ribs are Easy Oven Baked Pork Ribs with BBQ Sauce that are no frills, no mess, fall off the bone tender and most of all, healthier for you than regular BBQ ribs, without sacrificing the taste. They are easy to make for this BBQ season, with a delicious sugar free dry rub, accompanied by a crave worthy homemade BBQ sauce. Bake them in the oven for an easy meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Resting Time15 mins
Total Time3 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked ribs, bbq, keto, ribs, sugar free, summer
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 661kcal
Author: Briana



  • Preheat your oven to 275°F. Line the baking sheets with a lot of excess foil to wrap the ribs later. You will need 1 baking sheet per slab of ribs. Place the slabs in the center of the foil lined sheets.
  • Using a butter knife, slide your knife under the thin membrane. Wiggle it a bit, and be very careful! It’s slippery. Use paper towel to grab easier. Once you’re under there, it should be pretty easy to rip back the membrane. Removing the membrane will help us season the ribs more effectively. Plus, it makes them even more tender!
  • Add some liquid smoke to your ribs, which is an optional. If using, you will need roughly 1 tablespoon of liquid smoke per slab of ribs. In a bowl, mix together your brown sugar substitute and the rest of the spice mixture to make your dry rub. Massage the dry rub into both sides of the ribs.
  • Cover the ribs very well with foil. Wrap them in another layer. You want them to be well covered to hold in all the juices when cooking. Put the slabs meat side down on the baking sheet and bake for 2.5 hours.
  • After the ribs have cooked thru, brush both sides with BBQ sauce and place under the broiler on high for roughly 5-7 minutes. Afterwards, cut up the ribs, then dip in more bbq sauce if desired.
  • Leftovers will store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


  • BBQ Sauce is not included in the nutrition facts because it will depend largely on the brand you use, or homemade like our recipe
  • Spareribs (also known as St. Louis style ribs) can be used instead, but will take longer to cook. We always use baby back ribs so at this time we can't recommend how much longer it will take to cook the larger spareribs. Spareribs will also impact the nutrition facts as well. 
  • If making these ribs for the first time, be aware that we like things a little spicy! If you're not a huge fan of spice, you can skip the chipotle powder and cayenne. 


Sodium: 3780mg | Calcium: 112mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 1583IU | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 835mg | Cholesterol: 196mg | Calories: 661kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Fat: 47g | Protein: 55g | Carbohydrates: 5g | Iron: 3mg