Hey loves! It’s a new year, and I’m excited that I just started the keto diet. I’ve been in a spiral of moderate carb, low fat, high protein eating over the past year, and honestly, I don’t think it’s doing much for me. So I decided to try out the ketogenic diet, where you eat around 70% fat, 25% protein, and 5% carbs. No bread, rice, pasta, or anything like that – you get your carbs from vegetables. You can’t even eat fruit, but honestly, I feel like fruit is a lot of work to eat and I’m lazy.
But I digress, tonight I made some bomb ass ribs without sauce and I wanted to share the recipe with you. You’ll need:
1 rack of baby back ribs (mine was around 2.6lbs from Wegmans)
Duh. Okay, so here are all the spices I used but I don’t measure spices in food, just make sure it’s not too bland and not piled on like an ant hill. Make sure you give the spices a good rub, too.
- Sugar/Calorie Free Meat Rub (I used this one I have from Costco that has a little pig on the label, but you can use whatever you want)
- Jalapeno Powder (optional if you don’t like a kick of spice)
- Crushed red pepper
- Dash of Salt and Pepper
- Drizzle of truffle (olive) oil
- 1 tbsp of grass fed unsalted butter for the pan
- Sprinkle of cinnamon (this is the last step!)
Let everything but the cinnamon sit on the ribs overnight. When you’re ready to cook them, preheat your oven to 300. Cook the ribs for an hour and 45 min. Then, sprinkle them with cinnamon and turn your stove to broil. Broil on each side for 6 minutes for a nice crisp. You can also add a bit more pepper before you broil as well. Boom, you’re done!
Now keep in mind, keto is a *moderate* protein and *high* fat diet, so while ribs are good because they are a fattier meat, don’t eat too much because it’s also very high in protein. I paired mine with 4 cups of spinach cooked in more truffle oil.
Let me know if you have any questions!!