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Dinner plate of spare ribs with low carb cranberry BBQ Sauce, asparagus & spaghetti squash

Oven-Baked Spare Ribs with Low Carb BBQ Sauce

Course Main Course
Keyword bbq sauce for ribs, low carb bbq, low carb sauce, spare ribs
Meat & Poultry pork
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 4
Calories 501kcal
Author dorothy stainbrook


  • baking sheet pan


  • 2-3 lbs pork ribs spare ribs or country style
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup spice rub I like harissa or jerk rubs, but pick your favorite
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp mustard
  • 3/8 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2-3 Tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp cayenne pepper or any hot pepper spice
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar substitute optional, can use regular brown sugar
  • optional spices cinnamon, celery seed


  • Heat oven to 325 degrees
  • Wash ribs and pat dry. Line a large baking dish or roasting pan with foil for easy clean up. Arrange the ribs in the baking dish and use your hands to coat the ribs with the rub.
  • Cover the pan with foil and bake for 1 1/2 hours
  • While the ribs are baking, make the BBQ sauce by adding all remaining ingredients to a food processor and pulsed until ingredients are finely minced.
  • After ribs have cooked 1 1/2 hours, remove foil and spoon sauce over the baked ribs. Return to the oven, uncovered, and cook for about 15-20 minutes longer


Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 1595mg | Potassium: 817mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2060IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 4mg