Swerve Ribs & Rub
- ½ cup plus three tablespoons Brown Swerve Mixture (1/8 cup molasses with ½ cup of Swerve Granular)
- ¼ cup seasoned salt (reduce to ⅛ cup for low-sodium version)
- ¼ cup sweet paprika
- ¼cup smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 tablespoon celery salt
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons black pepper
- 1 tablespoon rubbed dried sage
- 1 ½ teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon cayenne
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
- 4 lbs of pork or beef ribs
- Swerve BBQ sauce (on Swerve website)
- Swerve rub
- Spread Brown Swerve out on a baking sheet for 1-2 hours to dry out and avoid clumping (this step can be skipped if you do not have time)
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until well mixed. Or, sift the ingredients into a bowl and whisk them until mixed
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees f.
- Peel off tough membrane that covers the bony side of the ribs
- Apply Swerve rub to ribs on all sides
- Lay ribs on two layers of foil, shiny side out and meaty side down.
- Lay two layers of foil on top of ribs and roll and crimp edges tightly, edges facing up to seal
- Place on rimmed baking sheet and bake for 2-2½ hours or until meat is starting to shrink away from the ends of the bone.
- Remove from oven.
- Heat broiler
- Cut ribs into serving sized portions of 2 or 3 ribs.
- Arrange on broiler pan, bony side up.
- Brush on Swerve BBQ Sauce
- Broil for 1 or 2 minutes until sauce is cooked on and bubbly
- Turn ribs over with tongs
- Repeat on other side
We also marinated our ribs in the Swerve BBQ sauce over night for that extra tenderness. In the morning we wiped the ribs clean, but saved the sauce, and then rubbed on the rub before putting them in the oven.
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 32
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 530mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 12g 24%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.