Keto Copycat Chili’s Ribs

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You know the jingle…I want my babyback babyback babyback ribs! Even if you have no idea what I’m talking about, these Keto Copycat Chili’s Ribs are fan-freaking-tastic!

Just look at that char! This rib recipe is a tender taste explosion!

Keto Copycat Chilis Ribs served

Ingredients:

Ribs + Rub

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BBQ Sauce

  • 5 cloves garlic
  • ¾ cup Sugar Free ketchup

You can make your own sugar free ketchup or buy it here. This brand is my favorite right now.

  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 oz whiskey * optional- but fantastic

The original recipe calls for dark beer. I think whiskey gives it an extra special bite and smokiness but you can sub in some adobo if you’re not down with the booze in your sauce.

  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup Allulose
  • 1 tbsp orange zest – fine zest

No oranges to be found in your low carb household? That’s ok. Use orange extract if you have it or toss in a bit of citric acid ( maybe 1/8 tsp).

Citric acid is a kitchen staple these days and you should pick some up pronto if you don’t have it in your pantry.

Use your favorite brand.

  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. liquid smoke -optional

Instructions

Ribs

  • In a small bowl, combine the spices for the rub.
  • Season ribs all over with the spice mixture and place in an oiled crock-pot on high. One rack on each side or wrap the racks along the edges is necessary.Or alternatively, wrap in foil and place in the oven @ 275F. I used the crock-pot because it doesn’t heat up the house as much and I can even put it on the deck if I want.
  • Cook the ribs until the meat is tender, a knife should easily pierce the meat, 2½ -3 hours depending on your crock-pot. Remove and let cool slightly.

Sauce – make this while your ribs are cooking.

  • Put all of the sauce ingredients into a blender and puree until it’s a smooth-ish consistency.
  • Scrape it all into a small sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer, until thickened and darkened slightly. This will take about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Finish the ribs like a pro-

  • Preheat your grill to medium/high. Oil the grates with a brush. Carefully, remove the baked ribs from the crock pot or foil. Brush both sides with the BBQ sauce. Grill until sauce is bubbling and ribs are lightly charred, about 4-6 minutes per side, brushing with more sauce if desired. Serve hot with sauce for dipping.

I love this sauce WITH the Sweet Mustard Sauce. OMG.

Equipment

  • Grill

We picked up this Portable Weber Grill for Summer Adventures and it’s perfect for everyday cooking as well as Keto Camping.

  • Crock-pot

Tips & FAQ’s

The best tip for the tenderest, most juicy ribs you’ll ever eat is to slow cook them and then grill. If you’re a grill master than you have it covered.

  • You can cook the ribs in the oven or the crock-pot before grilling. They will come out great either way. I love the crock-pot because it’s been too hot to heat up my oven.
  • These baby back ribs freeze nicely. Just thaw in the fridge or on the counter and grill to reheat.
  • Any type of pork ribs will work. If you use country style ribs they might cook faster since there is so little bone involved.

That’s all for the Copycat Chili’s ribs!

I know you’ll love these and if you need some sides to go with your ribs, check out this list of 15+ Keto Summer Side dishes.

Or these Summer Cocktails...yum.

Cheers for now friends!

Brandy

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Keto Copycat Chilis Ribs Recipes

Keto Copycat Chili’s Ribs Recipe

Brandy
Sweet, spicy and smoky, tender baby back ribs. You'll be obsessed with the tender rack and think about it long after the dishes are done.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Resting 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Keto
Servings 6 servings
Calories 494 kcal

Equipment

Grill
Crock-pot

Ingredients
  

Ribs + Rub

BBQ Sauce

  • 5 cloves garlic
  • ¾ cup Sugar Free ketchup
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 oz whiskey * optional- but fantastic
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup Allulose
  • 1 tbsp orange zest fine zest
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Chile powder
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. liquid smoke optional

Instructions
 

Ribs

  • In a small bowl, combine the spices for the rub.
  • Season ribs all over with the spice mixture and place in an oiled crock-pot on high. One rack on each side or wrap the racks along the edges is necessary.
    Or alternatively, wrap in foil and place in the oven @ 275F. I used the crockpot because it doesnt heat up the house as much and I can even put it on the deck if I want.
  • Cook the ribs until the meat is tender, a knife should easily pierce the meat, 2½ -3 hours depending on your crock-pot. Remove and let cool slightly.

Sauce – make this while your ribs are cooking.

  • Put all of the sauce ingredients into a blender and puree until it's a smooth-ish consistency.
  • Scrape it all into a small sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer, until thickened and darkened slightly. This will take about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Finish the ribs like a pro-

  • Preheat your grill to medium/high. Oil the grates with a brush. Carefully, remove the baked ribs from the crock pot or foil. Brush both sides with the BBQ sauce. Grill until sauce is bubbling and ribs are lightly charred, about 4-6 minutes per side, brushing with more sauce if desired. Serve hot with sauce for dipping.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/3 rackCalories: 494kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 37gFat: 31gSodium: 1438mgFiber: 1gNet Carbs: 6gFat Ratio per Serving: 56.48%Protein Ratio per Serving: 29.96%Carb Ratio per Serving: 4.86%
Keyword gluten free, grilled
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