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Smoked Country Ribs with Apple Coleslaw


Smoked Country-Style Ribs with Sugar Free BBQ Sauce

Tessa Ludwig
Country-Style Ribs aren't really ribs. They come from the rib end of the loin near the shoulder. They have a lot more meat compared to typical ribs. Country-Style Ribs can be tough if not cooked properly.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs 5 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 6 oz servings
Calories 440 kcal

Equipment

1 Smoker

Ingredients
 

Meat and Rub

  • 4+ pounds Bone in country-style pork ribs
  • 2 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp monk fruit

Sugar Free BBQ Sauce

  • 1/4 cup no sugar added ketchup
  • 1/4 cup + 1 TBS tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup swerve brown sugar
  • 3 TBS apple cider vinegar
  • 2 TBS Coconut Secrets coconut aminos
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt more or less if desired
  • pepper to taste

Instructions
 

Meat and Rub

  • Preheat smoker to 250.
  • Mix garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cayenne pepper, pepper, sea salt, and monk fruit in a small glass bowl.
  • Rub seasoning into both sides of the country rib.
  • Place on preheated smoker.
  • Let smoke for around 3 hours. Or until the internal temperature is 185 degrees. You can also wrap them in aluminun with 1 hour left to be more tender.
  • While meat is smoking prepare BBQ sauce.

Sugar Free BBQ Sauce

  • Whisk all ingredients in a medium-sized saucepan, over medium heat.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Turn down to low heat and simmer for 6-10 minutes or until thickened.
  • Set as side to serve with ribs.

Nutrition

Serving: 6ozCalories: 440kcalCarbohydrates: 5.2gProtein: 46gFat: 25.3gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 157.5mgSodium: 939.3mgPotassium: 145mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 2.4g
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Apple Coleslaw

Tessa Ludwig
Typically coleslaws dressing is loaded with sugar. This recipe uses monk fruit to sweeten the dressing, I add the apples to add an extra bit of crunchy sweetness.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 3/4 cup servings
Calories 141 kcal

Ingredients
 

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup soy free mayo Primal Kitchen Avocado Mayo
  • 1/3 cup distilled vinegar
  • 2 TBS spicy brown mustard
  • 2 TBS monk fruit or stevia
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Slaw

  • 32 oz tri-color undressed coleslaw
  • 1/2 honeycrisp apple diced
  • 1/4 sweet onion diced

Instructions
 

Dressing

  • Whisk all dressing ingredients in a medium sized glass bowl.

Slaw

  • Toss undressed coleslaw, diced apple, and sweet onion in a large glass bowl.
  • Add dressing and toss.
  • Can be made a head of time and stored in fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.75cupsCalories: 141kcalCarbohydrates: 8.8gProtein: 1.4gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 261.2mgPotassium: 12.5mgFiber: 3.1gSugar: 5.6g
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And for dessert…..

Gluten Free Rhubarb Crunch

Tessa Ludwig
There is nothing healthy about this recipe. It is a treat to have on occasion.
This recipe makes about 16 servings. Macro's may vary depending on how large or small you make the servings. Each serving is about 1 cup.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Servings 16 servings
Calories 420 kcal

Ingredients
 

Crumb Topping

  • 2 cups Namaste gluten free perfect flour blend
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free quick oats
  • 2 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup salted butter melted
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Rhubarb

  • 8 cups fresh diced rhubarb

Syrup Mixture

  • 2 cups granulated (white) sugar
  • 4 TBS cornstarch
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Crumb Topping

  • Melt butter
  • Mix all crumb topping ingredients in a medium sized bowl; Namaste flour, gluten free oats, brown sugar, melted butter, cinnamon, xanthan gum, and salt.
  • Press 1/2 of the crumb mixture in the bottom of a 9×13 baking pan. Save the other 1/2 for topping.

Rhubarb

  • Cover bottom layer of crumb mixture with fresh diced rhubarb

Syrup Mixture

  • In a medium saucepan combine sugar, cornstarch, water, and vanilla.
  • Place on medium heat, cooking and stirring until thick and clear.
  • Pour over rhubarb.

Crumb Topping

  • Put remaining crumb mixture on top.
  • Place in preheated oven and bake for 1 hour.
  • May need to place baking sheet under to avoid hard to clean spills in the oven.

Serve with homemade whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1cupCalories: 420kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 2.7gFat: 12.1gSaturated Fat: 7.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3.3gCholesterol: 32.5mgSodium: 26.4mgPotassium: 60.4mgFiber: 2.4gSugar: 51.7g
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