Low Carb Recipes for the Low Carb Lifestyle

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Crockpot Baby Back Ribs

Crockpot Baby Back Ribs
Yowzer these were amazing!  I've never cooked ribs in a Crockpot so I wasn't quite sure what to expect but was pleasantly shocked at how great they were.  My house smelled amazing all day too.  My Boy declared these the best ribs he's ever had and the Hubs told me to use the dry rub for a roast sometime in the near future.  We scarfed these down with no leftovers.  I'll be making these again next time baby backs go on sale.  I used Chris' & Pitt's Hickory Bar B Q Sauce as it was the lowest carb I could find at my grocery store (7 carbs per 2 TBSP) but use the lowest you can find or make your own.  I think I really need to start making my own because 7 carbs is a bit ridiculous.  The dry rub is fabulous alone so you can leave the sauce off if you'd rather skip the carbs and don't mind a dry rub rib.

4 servings
3.5 net carbs per serving (without BBQ sauce count since they vary so much, using Chris' & Pitt's adds another 3.5 net carbs per serving)

1 rack of baby back pork ribs
1 TBSP Splenda
1 tsp chili powder (or more if you like it spicy)
1 TBSP garlic powder
2 tsp celery seed
1 TBSP onion powder
1 TBSP dried oregano
2 tsp cajun seasoning
1 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup LC BBQ sauce

Slice rack of ribs into 2 or 4 sections to fit in crockpot.  Mix all dry seasonings together.  Press dry rub mixture into ribs.  Cook in crockpot on low for 6 hours (more is ok if you can't get to it until you return from work).  Baste tops of ribs with BBQ sauce.  Cook on low for another 2-3 hours (less time is fine if needed).


  1. Woohoo these look lovely LC Layla! I will try out some LC BBQ sauce recipes and let you know what I discover. Thanks!

    1. Thanks Sharon! I'm going to post on the Atkins pages asking people for their favorite sauce recipes. Maybe I'll make some pulled pork or something next week to try them out.

  2. I tried these tonight and the family loved them. I changed up the herb blend a little, omitted the sweetener and since I didn't have Cajun seasoning, added steak seasoning instead. I cooked them all day on low, then broiled them with some BBQ sauce for the family, plain for me. This is a definite keeper!

  3. Do you not cook them in the crockpot with water or barbecue sauce? Just the ribs and dry rub?

    1. No water or BBQ needed while cooking. I was skeptical as well but I promise that they turn out moist and falling off the bone just like grilled or baked ribs. I like to add some sauce afterwards just because it tastes good, but it's not necessary, especially if you are trying to keep the carb count as low as possible.

  4. What BBQ sauce do you use?