Five Spice BBQ Beef Ribs

Ingredients

Ribs

  • 3 pounds bone-in pasture-raised beef short ribs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Chinese Five Spice
  • ¾ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or melted ghee (for greasing baking sheet)

BBQ Sauce

  • ½ cup tomato paste, unsweetened and unsalted
  • ¼ teaspoon all-natural liquid smoke (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon granulated monk fruit sweetener (optional)

Method

Step 1 Five Spice BBQ Beef Ribs Healthy Recipe

Step 1

Remove ribs from the refrigerator 1 hour before cooking to allow them to come to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 275°F.

Step 2 Five Spice BBQ Beef Ribs Healthy Recipe

Step 2

Combine all of the spices in a bowl. Pat the ribs dry with paper towels. Coat the ribs with the spice rub on both sides.

Step 3 Five Spice BBQ Beef Ribs Healthy Recipe

Step 3

Brush a parchment paper lined baking tray with some of the oil. Space the ribs out evenly on the tray then drizzle with the remaining oil. Bake for one hour.

Step 4 Five Spice BBQ Beef Ribs Healthy Recipe

Step 4

Make the BBQ sauce: Add tomato paste, liquid smoke, garlic powder, onion powder, coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, and water to a small saucepan. Heat the mixture over medium-low heat and simmer gently while stirring occasionally, about 10-15 minutes until thickened. Remove heat and set aside while the ribs finish cooking. If using monk fruit for extra sweetness, stir it into the sauce at the very end.

Step 5 Five Spice BBQ Beef Ribs Healthy Recipe

Step 5

Once the ribs have cooked for one hour, remove them from the oven and flip each strip over using tongs. Return the ribs to the oven and bake for another 55 minutes.

Step 6 Five Spice BBQ Beef Ribs Healthy Recipe

Step 6

After 55 minutes, remove from the oven. Increase oven temperature to 450°F. Coat each side of the ribs with the barbecue sauce using a brush.

Step 7 Five Spice BBQ Beef Ribs Healthy Recipe

Step 7

When the oven is up to temp, place the ribs back in the oven for 3-5 minutes to allow them to crisp up on the edges, keep an eye on them to ensure they don’t burn. Serve immediately.

Step 8 Five Spice BBQ Beef Ribs Healthy Recipe

Step 8

Option for outdoor grilling: Remove ribs from the refrigerator one hour before cooking to allow them to come to room temperature. Combine all the spices in a bowl. Pat the ribs dry with paper towels, coat both sides with the spice rub. Oil the grill and set to medium-high heat. Grill the ribs on each side for about 3-4 minutes or until done. Remove the ribs from the grill, coat both sides of the ribs with the barbecue sauce using a brush, and transfer back to the grill for one minute on each side to crisp the outer layer.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories: 444, Total Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 134mg, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 44g, Carbohydrates: 9g, Net Carbs: 6g, Sodium: 447mg, Sugars: 9g, Sugar Alcohols: 2g

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