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The Best Baked Pork Ribs Recipe

Baked slow and low, these oven baked pork ribs will fall off the bone and melt in your mouth!

Pit Masters stand back! The best keto-friendly pork ribs are easy to make and easy to follow. Now anyone can make melt in your mouth world-famous ribs that of course make you want to lick your fingers clean.

Looking to make it a full meal? Check out everybody’s favorite Keto Green Bean Casserole!

The Best Pork Ribs

Tis’ the season to … make ribs!

With the weather warming up, there is truly nothing better than “getting back out there” and enjoying life and meals outdoors.

Who doesn’t love a great BBQ, spending time with family, or enjoying the weather?

Don’t have a grill? No problem! This pork rib recipe is actually baked to perfection and is an absolute show stopping-crowed pleaser!

I’d love to take all the credit, but Mr. Healthy Ambitions developed the dry rub recipe with me and I can’t wait to share it with you.

Keto Pork Rib Ingredients

With just a handful of pantry staple ingredients, this recipe will come together so quickly you will just have to sit back and wait for them to be ready!

Meat: For this recipe, you will need 3 pounds of pork spare ribs. However, if pork ribs aren’t your style, you can substitute them with beef ribs.

Butcher Box

Dry Rub: Spin those spice racks! To make the dry rub you will need 2 tbsp black pepper, 2 tbsp smoked paprika, 1 tsp ground ginger, and 1 tsp garlic powder

Something Sweet: The secret to great ribs is a touch of sweetness and to pull that off (and keep it Keto) you will 2 tbsp Swerve Brown Sweetener.

How to make Baked Pork Ribs

Start by preheating the oven. Start by preheating the oven to 275 degrees F and prepare your plan by lining the bottom of a broiler pan with foil.

Make your dry rub. In a small bowl, mix in all the ingredients you need for the dry rub and set aside.

Dry the ribs. This may sound like a silly step, but you don’t want to skip it; pat the pork ribs dry with paper towels.

Remove the membrane. Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs.

Removing membrane from pork ribs

Pro-Tip: This is also a crucial tip; If you skip this step your ribs will come out tough.

Place the ribs in a roasting pan. Once you have removed the membrane, place the ribs in the foil-lined roasting pan you prepared. When the ribs are in the pan, spread the dry rub over both sides of the ribs.

dry rub on pork ribs

Cover with foil and bake. After you have coated the ribs, cover the pan with foil and bake for at least 3 hours or until the meat falls off the bone.

Serve. When the ribs are done, remove them from oven and allow the ribs to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.

How to remove the membrane

For the best fall off the bone ribs, you need to remove the thin membrane covering the rack of ribs. When leaving the membrane on, it can cause the ribs to be tough when cooked resulting in the ribs not giving you that fall off the bone perfection.

To remove the membrane, use a knife and gently slide it under the membrane then using your fingers pull the membrane away from the bones. If it is difficult to remove, grab a paper towel and take hold of it and pull to remove.

pork rib membrane

Make it a Meal

Although ribs tend do to all the talking with a meal, there is truly nothing better than a side dish to complete and fill the plate! Below are some of my favorite foods to pair with baked keto ribs!

Green Bean Casserole

Zucchini Recipes

Cauliflower Mac ‘n Cheese

Questions you may have:

Are ribs okay on to eat keto?

Yes! The key to healthy ribs on keto is avoiding sugar-filled BBQ sauce. If you need BBQ sauce, there are many keto-friendly brands you can find at the store.

What temperature should you bake ribs at?

The trick to baking pork ribs is to keep them slow and low. Low temperatures are best for super tender perfection.

How do you cook pork ribs without drying them out?

At the midpoint of cooking, cover the ribs with a sheet of aluminum foil; this does not have to be tight, but enough to cover. This foil will hold the moisture rising from the ribs under the foil and prevent them from drying out.

How long do ribs last in the fridge?

In an air-tight container, your baked pork ribs will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. If you want them to last longer, you can freeze them. To freeze ribs use a heavy-duty freezer bags

Whip up the recipe? Comment below or drop me a line @healthyambitions.co and tag #healthyambitionsrecipes !

Fall-Off-The-Bone Baked Pork Ribs

Fall-Off-The-Bone Baked Pork Ribs

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 25 minutes

Tender and juicy, these ribs are full of flavor and fall right off the bone!



Dry Rub:


  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F and line the bottom of a broiler pan with foil.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the dry rub ingredients and set them aside.
  3. Pat the pork ribs dry with paper towels.
  4. Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs. (see images)
  5. Place the ribs in the foil-lined roasting pan, and spread the dry rub over both sides.
  6. Cover with foil and bake for at least 3 hours or until the meat falls off the bone.
  7. Remove from oven and allow the ribs to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 343Total Fat: 24gCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gProtein: 29g

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