Low Carb Pork Ribs

Ok, I’m going to admit this now … I had no idea how high in calories ribs were until I’ve just come to work out the recipe! These were so yummy my friend and I polished off a whole rack between us which I think would’ve worked out approx 600 calories each, as it happens I don’t count calories as I only focus on carbs so it wasn’t an issue but I just want you all to be aware if you’re calorie counting. I’ll give the nutritional value of the marinade at the bottom and separately the values for pork ribs per 100g so you can decide how many you have! I put the sauce on and cooked straight away as it was a spur of the moment thing but if time allows this can be marinated up to 24 hours before cooking to allow the flavours to soak in.

Be careful with soy sauce, the ingredients vary massively and the carb content proves it! I found the Kikkoman one in Waitrose, it’s gluten free, has no added sugar and is only 2g carbs per 100ml. Whereas Amoy for instance has wheat and sugar and is a whopping 28.6g carbs per 100ml!!


  • 1 rack of ribs
  • 4 tbsp (60g) Heinz 50% reduced sugar ketchup
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) Kikkoman gluten free soy sauce
  • 1 glove garlic, minced
  • Thumb sized piece of ginger (approx 10g), grated


  1. Preheat oven to 180c fan assisted or 200c without.
  2. Line a roasting pan, large enough to fit your rack of ribs, with foil…. the foil needs to be oversized as we will be encasing the meat.
  3. In a small bowl mix together the ketchup, soy sauce, ginger and garlic.
  4. Place the ribs in the foil and cover with your ketchup mixture ensuring the whole top and sides are covered.
  5. Use the foil to make a ‘tent’ around the meat, pinch all the edges together to create a seal.
  6. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes, then open the foil and put back in for a further 15 minutes to brown up the top.
  7. Serve immediately or turn the heat right down, re cover and leave in the cooler oven until you’re ready to serve.

These were so easy and so tasty! I thought without sugar or honey they’d be a bit dull but I was so wrong, if you can allow the calories then enjoy a big plate of these … you won’t be disappointed 🙂

Enjoy xx

Nutritional values for the marinade (whole recipe): 71kcal | 1g fat | 8.8g carbs | 3.8g protein

Pork ribs (per 100g of meat): 195kcal | 13.4g fat | 0g carbs | 18.7g protein

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