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Country Style Boneless Pork Ribs + Sugar-Free

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Quick and easy – just a few ingredients. We all love easy dinner recipes, don’t we? No marinating time and straight into the oven, air fryer, or smoker is so incredibly easy. It can be super quick too!

Low carb – at less than 1g net carbs per serve this barbecue pork is keto friendly and a healthy pork dinner option.

Family-friendly! – everyone loves barbecue pork ribs don’t they? This meal (in my opinion) is even better! Boneless pork is the new way to way to do ribs!

Various cooking methods – I have given instructions for cooking this on the stove as well as in your Thermomix or Magimix.

Country Style Pork Ribs

My keto country style ribs recipe came about because I just couldn’t buy any baby back ribs when I wanted them. So, I thought pork scotch would do the trick. After making them and falling in love with them I looked it up and it already is “a thing”.

Seasoned and deliciously meaty with no bones, this a great dish that the whole family will love.

The Ingredients

Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for the quantity of each ingredient used and the full detailed recipe for our pork rib country style! Keep reading for more details on the ingredients, substitutes and step-by-step instructions on how to make it.

Boneless pork ribs ingredients on plates on a stone backdrop.

Pork ScotchAlso known as pork neck, pork butt or shoulder butt. You can use spare ribs, pork belly, and forequarter chops. Or even bone-in ribs like baby back ribs, full ribs or even beef or lamb ribs.

Rib Rub – I use my own Pork Rib Rub seasoning recipe. You can use any store-bought you prefer. Just be mindful that a lot of seasonings from the supermarket have fillers and sugar.

Chicken Smoker Rub – this seasoning for chicken is amazing with pork. A Nashville chicken style keto seasoning substitute, this is the perfect seasoning for pork.

Keto BBQ Sauce – the BEST sugar-free barbecue sauce ever! No lies! This keto barbecue sauce is seriously awesome and a must-make in my opinion. This sauce is a delicious balance of sweet barbecue and a nice bit tang from the apple cider vinegar.

How To Make It

Step 1. Slice the pork into strips similar in size to pork ribs. Season with the rib rub.

Step 2. Place into the airfryer. (See the recipe card for how to cook in the smoker or oven baked boneless pork ribs). It doesn’t matter if the pork is stacked as long as your draw can still close.

  • Set the air fryer to 15 minutes/170°C(340°F).
  • Turn the pork over at this stage moving any pork on the bottom to the top layer. Cook for a further 10 minutes/170°C(340°F).

Step 3. When the pork is almost cooked to your liking baste the pork with the barbecue sauce. Cook for a remaining 5-10 min/170°C(340°F) or until cooked to your liking. Serve with extra sauce for dipping.

Different Ways to Cook Country Ribs

With everything we do we try and give you as many ways to cook our recipes. These boneless pork ribs can be baked, cooked, steamed, barbecued and smoked.

If you want to use your crock pot you can. I would just finish them off after they are fork tender in a hot oven or on the grill. Do the same for slow cooker boneless ribs.

Instant Pot Country Style Ribs are also amazing! You will need to add the sauce and 1 cup of broth as you can’t cook them dry in the Instant Pot. Cook boneless pork on Pressure Cooker/High 40 min/ natural release.

FAQs and Hot Tips

Can I freeze them

Absolutely! Freeze uncooked or cooked. It is better to freeze raw.

How do I cook the boneless pork ribs in the oven?

Use the same temperatures as the air fryer. Preheat the oven and bake on an oven tray turning after the first 15 minutes and cooking until cooked through.

Can I use another seasoning?

Use any seasoning you like, but I really recommend trying the mix in the recipe. It really is awesome!

Variations

  • I have used pork scotch in this recipe. Also known as pork neck, pork butt or shoulder but. You can use pork spareribs, pork belly, or even bone-in ribs like baby back ribs, or full rack ribs.
  • Substitute chicken thighs, drumsticks or wings.
  • Beef or Lamb – If using beef, choose a budget cut like chuck, brisket or even rump (picanha). It takes about 35 minutes in the smoker to reach 60°C for a medium-rare finish.
  • Seafood – perfect with a thick cut fillet of salmon, trout or large white fish like swordfish or tuna.

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Boneless Pork Ribs

These country style boneless pork ribs are crazy delicious! Less than 10 minutes to prep and ready in the air fryer in less than 45 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American Barbecue
Diet Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category Low Carb
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5 serves
Calories 249kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

AIR FRYER METHOD

  • Slice the pork fillet into long thick strips (similar in size to a pork rib). Combine the rub and smoker rub in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the pork and rub to coat the meat completely. Add more seasoning if you need it.
  • Place the pork strips into the air fryer basket. You will see in my picture above that I do have pork in 2 layers. Set the air fryer to 15 minutes/170°C(340°F).
  • Turn the pork over at this stage moving any pork on the bottom to the top layer. Cook for a further 10 minutes/170°C(340°F).
  • Baste the pork with the barbecue sauce. Cook for a remaining 5-10 min/170°C(340°F) or until cooked to your liking. Serve with extra sauce for dipping.

BAKED IN THE OVEN – Tender Ribs

  • Preheat the oven to 170°C (340°F). Slice the pork fillet into long thick strips (similar in size to a pork rib). Combine the rub and smoker rub in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the pork and rub to coat the meat completely. Add more seasoning if you need it. Place the “ribs” into a 33cm 23cm (13″x 9″) baking tray. Cover with foil.
  • Bake for 60 min – 90 mins or until tender. Remove the foil and baste with barbecue sauce. Turn the oven temp up to 220°C/(430°F) and cook for 5-15 minutes turning them to brown both sides. (This can also be done under the grill to brown the ribs nicely). Serve with extra sauce for dipping.

SMOKER METHOD

  • Set up the smoker to reach a consistent 105°C (225°F) heat using any wood of choice. (Takes about 20 minutes)
  • Slice the pork fillet into long thick strips (similar in size to a pork rib). Combine the rub and smoker rub in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the pork and rub to coat the meat completely. Add more seasoning if you need it.
  • Place the pork strips directly onto the smoker grill on indirect heat. Cooking time can range for 60-75 minutes, but you are looking for an internal temperature of 70°C(160°F).
  • Remove the pork and place into a pan or foil tray. Baste the pork with the barbecue sauce. Adjust the smoker to 135°C (275°F). Cook for 1-2 hours or until an internal temp of 95°C (200°F) is reached. Remove from the smoker; rest for 10 minutes. Serve with extra sauce for dipping.

Notes

INGREDIENT SUBSTITUTIONS

I have used pork scotch in this recipe. Also known as pork neck, pork butt or shoulder but. You can use spare ribs, pork belly or even bone-in ribs like baby back ribs, full ribs or even beef or lamb ribs, if preferred.

Substitute chicken, beef or seafood for the pork if preferred. If using beef, choose a budget cut like chuck, brisket or even rump (picanha). It takes about 35 minutes in the smoker to reach 60°C for a medium-rare finish.

There is no sugar in this pork ribs recipe, so it is perfect for a low carb and keto diet

Serve hot or cold.

It can be stored in the fridge for up to 2-3 days, or frozen in an airtight container. Defrost overnight in the fridge, and gently reheat to avoid splitting the sauce.

This recipe yields approximately 4-6 servings. The actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes. 

To calculate the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe by 4-6. The result will be the weight of one serving.

Nutritional values shown are guidelines only. They are for 1 serving using the ingredients listed. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on the brands and types of ingredients used. 

All recipes have been tested using all of the cooking methods included by various recipe testers. This recipe is prepared exclusively by Megan Ellam @Mad Creations™️. If you are seeing this recipe on another website it is in breach of my copyright and not authorised.

You can contact me to report it. No images or content are to be used without my consent.

The recipe card instructions contain the most basic of steps and a list of ingredients. If you have any queries, questions or are unsure of substitutions, please scroll up to the blog post for more information.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 249kcal | Protein: 41g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 786mg | Vitamin A: 4IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 2mg | Magnesium: 54mg | Net Carbs: 0g

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