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Keto Ribs (Made in the Instant Pot!)

These fall-off-the-bone Keto Ribs are conveniently made in the Instant Pot and are finished in an air fryer or oven.

keto ribs on a wooden cutting board

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This Keto Ribs recipe is fall-off-the-bone delicious! And even better, it’s incredibly simple to make.

Keto pork recipes offer a lot of fantastic options when following the keto diet.

Keto Ribs and Why You’ll Love Them

  • They’re fall-off-the-bone delicious.
  • This recipe is ready in a little over an hour, making for a quick keto dinner.
  • Everyone will love these ribs, no matter if they eat keto or not.
  • This rib recipe is a summer holiday favorite for eating Keto Memorial Day, Keto 4th of July recipes and Keto Labor Day.

Ingredients Needed to Make This Keto Ribs Recipe

Ingredient quantities for this homemade keto ribs recipe are located in the recipe card at the end of the post.

How to Make Keto Ribs {Quick Overview}

This is just a quick overview of some of the steps involved in making the low carb ribs. For the recipe in detail, including exact measurements used at each step, scroll to the recipe card at the end of the post.

four steps showing how to prepare keto ribs

 

Step 1: Cook the Keto Ribs

Remove membranes from the back of the ribs. They should come off fairly easily by slipping a butter knife underneath the membrane and running the knife along the underside, pulling up on the membrane until you are able to detach the membrane. (Photos 1-3)

Season both sides with the Keto Rib Rub. (Photo 4)

steps five to nine for how to make keto ribs

Place wire rack trivet into the inner pot of an Instant Pot and add water.

Place ribs upright in a circular shape with meat facing outward and ribs inward. (Photo 5)

Cook ribs per instructions on the recipe card.

Carefully remove the ribs from the Instant Pot and place on a cutting board. (Photo 6)

Step 2: Brush and Bake With Barbecue Sauce

Brush top of ribs with barbecue sauce.

Cut ribs as necessary and place in an air fryer for 5 minutes at 400 F. (Photo 7) If you don’t have an air fryer, you can complete this step in an oven, although you may need to bake for a little longer (until the outside is slightly crispy).

Note: I use a Ninja Foodi, which is both an Instant Pot and air fryer in the same machine!

Your ribs are done and are ready to be cut! (Photo 8) 

Serve (with more Keto BBQ Sauce if desired).

Can You Eat Ribs on the Keto Diet?

Yes, you can eat ribs on the keto diet. However, you must be sure to use a low carb BBQ sauce when you make the ribs. Most popular BBQ sauces are made with a lot of carbohydrates so be sure to use a low carb BBQ sauce.

Nutrition Facts for This Easy Keto Ribs Recipe

Per serving (15 total servings – but feel free to enjoy more than one!):

  • 153 calories
  • 11g fat
  • 13g protein
  • 0.8g net carbs

closeup of keto ribs on bamboo cutting board

More Keto Dinner Recipes

Many people who tried our Keto Ribs recipe also tried these Keto Dinner Recipes:

  • Keto Ham Recipes
  • Keto Chicken Thigh Recipes
  • Keto Casseroles
  • Keto Soups

What to serve with Keto Ribs

  • Keto Mac and Cheese
  • Keto Cucumber Salad
  • Keto Greek Salad
  • Keto Fries

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keto ribs on a wooden cutting board

Keto Ribs

These fall-off-the-bone Keto Ribs are conveniently made in the Instant Pot and are finished in an air fryer or oven.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: keto bbq, keto ribs, low carb ribs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 15
Calories: 153kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

Cook the Keto Ribs

  • Remove membranes from the back of the ribs. They should come off fairly easily by slipping a butter knife underneath the membrane and running the knife along the underside, pulling up on the membrane until you are able to detach the membrane.
  • Season both sides with rib rub.
  • Place wire rack trivet into the inner pot of an Instant Pot and add water.
  • Place ribs upright in a circular shape with meat facing outward and ribs inward.
  • Cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
  • When the cycle is complete, natural release for 15 minutes, then quick release.
  • Carefully remove the ribs from the Instant Pot and place on a cutting board.

Brush and Bake With BBQ Sauce

  • Brush top of ribs with Keto BBQ Sauce.
  • Cut ribs as necessary and place in an air fryer for 5 minutes at 400 F. If you don’t have an air fryer, you can complete this step in an oven, although you may need to bake for a little longer (until the outside is slightly crispy).

Nutrition Facts
Keto Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 153 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 270mg12%
Potassium 172mg5%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer



Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.

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