Sugar-free Slow Cooker Cola-BBQ Ribs

If you've been following my page, then you know that I love BBQ; however, I've shared recipes in the past for it because BBQ sauce is not keto-friendly and I don't have a grill. I recently got the 360 Cookware Slow Cooker Base, which allows me to brown my meat on the stove then turn that same pot into a slow-cooker, and I've discovered another legit, BBQ sauce (sweetened with Stevia), so I decided to update this recipe and post. 

Ingredients

Note: If you do not have 360 Cookware, then you should double the BBQ Sauce and the Zevia that you use. 

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Directions

  1. MAY BE NECESSARY: Remove the thin membrane (if it's there) from the back of the rib racks (The tutorial I always use can be found here). I've found that the ribs that I get from Trader Joes does not have it attached. 
  2. Cut the ribs into smaller, 3 - 4 bone sections
  3. Sprinkle spicy dry rub on the ribs. Allow the ribs to marinate overnight
  4. The next day: heat the 4 QT Stainless Steel Stockpot to medium heat
  5. Add the sliced onions to the pan, followed by the ribs
  6. Optional: Brown the ribs
  7. Add the Zevia and the bbq sauce to the stockpot. Use a tong to incorporate.
  8. Add the lid to the stockpot and set it on the Slow Cooker Base.
  9. Turn the Slow Cooker Base to 3 and cook for 4-5 hours
  10. Optional: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Pour additional BBQ sauce on the ribs and bake for 5 minutes. This step allows the rib tops and edges to char!

I paired this with my cauliflower n' cheese bake and some kale.