Chili Lime Pork Spare Ribs


chili lime pork spare ribs

Hola from Mexico!

C and I decided to take a 5 day trip to Puerto Vallarta to get our sun and beach on. It’s freakin’ beautiful here and we are having an amazing time just basically doing nothing at an all-inclusive resort. It’s so relaxing and the food is pretty awesome as well. I’ll do a photo diary post as soon as I get back.

And of course, since I was a bit too excited about the trip before coming here, I celebrated by cooking up some Mexican flavors. I think this one’s my new favorite!

chili lime pork spare ribs

chili lime pork spare ribs

I’ve only made spare ribs covered in some kind of sauce before this, but I decided to try a dry rub for the first time and whoaaaa, I’ve been missing out. Since the spare ribs are quite fatty already, it didn’t need a wet sauce to make it juicy and tasty. And the chili and lime flavors are just amazing together.

chili lime pork spare ribs

It was fun to switch up the rub and cook these in the oven. I usually use a slow cooker, but I’ve realized that using a slow cooker makes the meat fall off the bone too easily. Some people really like that kind of uber tenderness and I do as well sometimes, but I loved how these were perfectly cooked to me. Just the right amount of tender and juicy while still holding on to the bone and having that perfect level of chew. Did things just get weird with the way I described that? I’m pretty obsessed with these ribs. It’s probably a sign that I gotta end this post. Off I go to get my margarita on!

chili lime pork spare ribs 

chili lime pork spare ribs

chili lime pork spare ribs

Chili Lime Pork Spare Ribs

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

  • 2 lb pork spare ribs
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (omit for low FODMAP)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • Zest of 2 limes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Rub avocado oil all over the spare ribs.
  3. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl.
  4. Sprinkle and press in the mixed rub all over the spare ribs so they are evenly coated.
  5. Place a roasting rack over a baking pan.
  6. Lay the spare ribs on the roasting rack and bake for 2.5-3 hours until they are juicy in the inside, and crispy on the outside.
  7. Cut spare ribs into sections before serving.

Deliciously addicting Chili Lime Pork Spare Ribs - Paleo Gluten Free Whole30


4 thoughts on “Chili Lime Pork Spare Ribs

  1. April Lueder

    Hi! I came looking for a rib recipe and yours was the first to come up on Pinterest! I think they look delicious and was excited to see you are an NTP! I’m in NPT training now and learning so much! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

    Reply
    1. Jean Choi Post author

      Hi April, so glad you found me! Hope your NTP training is going well. It’s an amazing program, and I’m always happy to hear this community growing and knowing there are more of us out there helping others lead healthier happier lives. 🙂

      Reply
  2. Lisa H

    I found this on Pinterest and it looks great. Have you made it with boneless pork ribs? If so, how did you adjust the bake time?

    Reply
    1. Jean Choi Post author

      Hi there. I never tried this recipe with boneless ribs, but the cooking time should stay the same. Hope you try out the recipe!

      Reply

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