Low Carb Recipes: Sticky Ribs

low carb sweet, sticky ribs

Can you have sticky ribs by using low carb recipes? Don’t you need sugar in a sticky ribs recipe? Real sugar is not absolutely necessary for wonderfully sticky ribs, and I proved that today with my new oven baked ribs recipe. These pork ribs in the oven are seriously awesome! Forget using sugary barbecue sauce – you won’t need it! These baked ribs will create a flavor explosion in your mouth.

Low carb sticky ribs


  • About 2 pounds rib fingers (baby back ribs or spare ribs)
  • 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Liquid Smoke
  • 2 teaspoons Louisiana hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup Ideal Brown brown sugar substitute
  • 4 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  •  2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons lemon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger

Instructions: Rinse ribs and dry by patting with paper towels. In a shallow container, combine cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, Liquid Smoke, hot sauce, and minced garlic. Add ribs and place in fridge. After ten minutes, turn ribs to expose other side in the marinade. Remove from refrigerator after 20 minutes, total.

You’ll need to preheat your oven and your metal baking pan to 350. An unlined dark metal pan work best for this baked ribs recipe.

Combine all the dry ingredients and place in a shallow pan or pie plate. Remove rib fingers from marinade and coat generously with dry rub. Place ribs on the baking pan, with the meaty side up. Don’t allow ribs to touch, as they need their own space. Bake for an hour.