Slow Cooked BBQ Ribs

Slow Cooked BBQ Ribs

Sometimes a picture does not speak a thousand words, a smell does. This is especially true with slow cooker / crockpot meals as they are often the ugly ducklings of food and so don’t always feature in glossy magazines and high end food blogs. When it comes to these slow cooked BBQ ribs, I can’t ignore the ultimate convenience and rich taste that a slow cooker imparts for the sake of a pretty photo, so here’s my ugly ribs!

Anyone who has cooked this way knows that rich, earthy smell of something that has been simmering away for 6 or 8 hours or more. The neighbours are even drooling.

In this simple recipe, I use my Homemade Sugar Free BBQ Sauce to add a deep smokey flavour to the ribs. If you haven’t made this sauce yet, you can use a store bought sugar free and low carb BBQ sauce. But trust me, by the time you find a suitably low carb BBQ sauce from the shop, you could’ve made this one!

The slow cooker is my saviour in winter or weeks where I am really busy, especially with after work commitments. I work full time in addition to creating recipes for this blog, so if there’s anything I can do to put a hearty meal on the table quickly, I will do it!

Keto BBQ Ribs
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Slow Cooked Keto BBQ Ribs

Quick to prepare and full of flavour after simmering away for 8 hours, these succulent ribs will be falling off the bone

Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 548 kcal


  • 1 kg pork ribs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons homemade sugar free BBQ sauce or store bought
  • 1 cup water


  1. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil to medium heat. Brown the ribs lightly. 

    Place the ribs in the slow cooker and slather with the BBQ sauce. You want a little bit on the underside, but most of it on the top. 

    Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of the slow cooker and set to low heat for 8 hours. 

    Could it get any easier? 

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooked Keto BBQ Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 548 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 185mg62%
Sodium 430mg19%
Potassium 855mg24%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet and all calculations are estimates only.

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