You know…I’m not really sure where I originally found this recipe…but it’s DELICIOUS! As a person who lived in Kansas City for 10 years, I’m INCREDIBLY
picky selective about my ribs. Since traditional KC BBQ sauce is out of the picture, I wasn’t sure I even wanted to try these when I made them for the first time. I tried them and I love them! They don’t have any sweetness to them at all (/cries), but they have a kind of spicy bite to them that lets me overlook the lack of sugary-goodness.
I decided to make them for day two of this Whole30. Good choice! To be perfectly honest, tonight was Isak’s tumbling class, so I didn’t have time to make the zucchini fritters that I wanted to make with the ribs. I had one bag of frozen sweet potato fries left (the only bad ingredient on the list is canola oil), so I tossed them in the oven and we had those instead of the zucchini fritters. All in all, day two went great. I’m a little sluggish, but I don’t know if that’s from the food or if that’s from the 90-minute trip with Isak to the zoo this morning…30 minutes of which, I was carrying his 28 pounds on my shoulders. I can definitely say that the zoo trip is what prompted me to purchase a Groupon for a 90-minute massage!
So back to the missing BBQ sauce…what are your favorite recipes for paleo-friendly BBQ sauce? Bonus points if it’s also Whole30, but I can wait until the end of these 30 days to try it if not. Let me know–I’m dying without my KC BBQ sauce!
Oven-Baked Pork Ribs
4 pounds pork ribs
1 Tbsp sea salt
1 Tbsp paprika
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp pepper
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp cayenne
1.– Preheat oven to 250
2.– Combine all spices and mix together
3.–Rub both sides of ribs and put on foil-lined baking sheet, rib-side down
4.– Bake ribs for 2 hours 45 minutes. Broil for 5-10 minutes at the end to brown the meat side