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Yummy low carb ribs

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I made these ribs today as I found a great deal on them at our local supermarket.  I marinated them overnight but I think a couple hours would suffice.

20120505-011253.jpgYummy Low Carb Ribs and BBQ Sauce

Marinate for Ribs (two racks):
5-6 cloves of garlic, mashed in a mortar and pestle
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
2-3 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp black pepper
1-2 tsp hot sauce
3 tbs olive oil
salt to taste

Grind the garlic into a mash.  Add the rest of the spices and oil, mix into a paste.  (Lemon zest would be a nice addition here, but I didn’t have any).

Smear the ribs liberally with the spice rub and let marinate as long as possible, I did overnight.

Cooking the ribs:
1/2 can splenda sweetened cola
2-3 tbs apple cider vinegar

Tightly wrap the ribs in aluminum foil.  Open one end and pour in ~half a can of splenda sweetened cola and ~2-3 tbs cider vinegar.  Reseal the foil and place on a backing tray and bake in an 250F oven for 4-4.5 hours.

When ribs are cooked, let cool until you are ready to eat.  Then smear with BBQ sauce and broil for 4-5 minutes till nicely charred (not too burnt).

BBQ Sauce

1 can splenda sweetened cola (I used Pepsi One)
roughly 1/4 cup of drippings from the ribs above (nice but optional, you could also add some chicken stock powder).
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
4-5 dashes of Worcestershire
1-3 tsp hot sauce (depending on how hot you like it)
1 tbs tomato paste
salt and pepper to taste

Begin by reducing the cola by at least half (a little more is better).  Add drippings (or simply dissolve some chicken stock powder).  Add all the seasonings and Worcestershire sauce.  Let reduce till you have about 1/2 cup of liquid.  Add tomato paste and hot sauce.  Let cook for another couple minutes to see the thickness (viscosity).  If it is too runny, sprinkle with a little (very little) xanthan gum.  I have mine in a salt shaker and sprinkle from high up, it can clump or get way too thick if you use too much.

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