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Kimchi Braised Keto & Whole30 Pork Ribs (Dweji Galbi Kimchi Jjim) – Stove Top & Instant Pot Method!

These Kimchi Braised Keto & Whole30 Pork Ribs from the cookbook, Korean Paleo, are so delicious and addicting, you’ll want to make it over and over again. The spicy kimchi is magical with the fatty pork!

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Kimchi fans, you are going to love this one! With my January Whole30 challenge going strong, I decided to share my favorite compliant recipe from my recently released cookbook, Korean Paleo.

Kimchi Braised Keto & Whole30 Pork Ribs Recipe

These Kimchi Braised Keto and Whole30 Pork Ribs, or Dweji Galbi Kimchi Jjim in Korean, have always been one of my favorite dishes that my mom would make. Because it’s so easy and simple to make compared to other Korean dishes, she made these Whole30 pork ribs when she was busy or feeling lazy, but those kind of recipes always turned out to be the tastiest meals for me and my brother.

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Can Be Made on the Stove Top or the Instant Pot

The easiest way to make these Kimchi Braised Keto and Whole30 Pork Ribs is to use the Instant Pot. You literally throw everything in the pot and you let it do all the work for you during its 30 minute cook time.

However, if you don’t own the Instant Pot, you can just use the stovetop to cook these! There are just a few more steps involved, but it’s still a simple recipe that’s 100% worth it in the end. For me, there’s nothing better than spicy and tangy kimchi combined with meaty and fatty pork so this is a MUST-TRY if you are on the fence about making these Whole30 pork ribs.

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Other Whole30-Friendly Recipes from Korean Paleo

If you are looking to cook from Korean Paleo while doing the Whole30 challenge, you totally can! Here are all the compliant recipes, along with ones that are easily adaptable:

Cooking with Bap (Rice Dishes) chapter:

  • Kimchi Bokkeumbap (Kimchi Fried Rice) (page 12) – without Gochujang
  • Korean Curry Rice (page 19) – omit coconut sugar
  • Kongnamul Bap (page 20) – omit honey in Mixing Sauce
  • Omurice (Omelet Fired Rice) (page 23) – omit maple syrup in ketchup and use sugar free ham

BBQs and So Much More (Protein Dishes) chapter:

  • Bulgogi (BBQ Beef) (page 28)
  • LA Galbi (BBQ Short Ribs (page 31) – omit maple syrup in marinade
  • Doenjang Gui (Doenjang Marinated Meat) (page 35) – omit honey in marinade
  • Dweji Galbi Kimchi JJim (Kimchi Braised Pork Ribs) (page 36)
  • Galbijjim (Braised Beef Short Ribs) (page 40)
  • Bossam (Pork Belly Wraps) (page 47) – omit honey
  • Tangsuyuk (Sweet and Sour Fried Pork (page 48) – replace honey with more coconut aminos
  • Kkanpung Saewoo (Sweet and Spicy Shrimp) (page 52) – omit honey
  • Nakji Bokkeum (Spicy Stir-Fried Octopus) (page 55) – omit honey
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Piping Hot Soups and Stews

  • Doenjang Jjigae (Miso Paste Stew) (page 59)
  • Samgye-Tang (Ginseng Chicken Stew) (page 64)
  • Miyeok Guk (Seaweed Soup) (page 67)
  • Hobakjuk (Pumpkin Porridge) (page 71) – omit coconut sugar
  • Yukgaejang (Korean Spicy Beef Stew) (page 72)
  • Kongnamul Guk (Bean Sprout Soup) (page 75)

Not-Your-Typical Pancakes

  • Hobakjeon (Zucchini Pancakes) (page 93)
  • Kimchi Buchimgae (Kimchi Pancakes) (page 94) – use kimchi without sugar
  • Buchujeon (Garlic Chive Pancakes) (page 97)
  • Gamjajeon (Potato Pancakes) (page 98)
  • Haemul Pajeon (Seafood Pancakes) (page 101)

More Banchan Please? (Side Dishes)

  • Kkakdugi (Radish Kimchi) (page 105)
  • Sigeumchi Namul (Spinach Salad) (page 106)
  • Dongchimi (Radish Water Kimchi) (page 113)
  • Gaji Namul (Steamed Eggplant Salad) (page 114)
  • Gyeranmari (Rolled Omelet) (page 117)
  • Jangjorim (“Soy” Braised Beef and Eggs) (page 118) – omit honey
  • Gyeran Jjim (Steamed Egg Pot) (page 121)
  • Miyeok Muchim (Seaweed Salad) (page 122) – omit honey
  • Sukju Namul (Mung Bean Sprout Salad (page 126)
  • Gim Gui (Roasted Seaweed) (page 128)
  • Oi Sobagi (Stuffed Cucumber Kimchi) (page 133) – omit coconut sugar

Korean Kitchen Must-Haves

  • Mak Kimchi (Quick Kimchi) (page 173) – omit coconut sugar
  • Paleo Doenjang (Korean Miso Paste) (page 177)
  • Cauliflower Sticky Rice (page 182)
  • Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce (page 184) – omit honey

As you can see, there are almost 40 recipes in the cookbook that you can cook from even if you are doing the Whole30 challenge! Not only are these recipes compliant, they are so bold and delicious in flavor and it’ll add such a variety to your dishes during your Whole30.

And if you have any questions about the special ingredients you need to cook from the book, make sure to check out this post on the essential ingredients you need for Korean Paleo cooking and where you can find them!

Grab Your Copy of Korean Paleo!

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Kimchi Braised Keto & Whole30 Pork Ribs (Dweji Galbi Kimchi Jjim) – Stove Top & Instant Pot Method!

These Kimchi Braised Keto & Whole30 Pork Ribs from the cookbook, Korean Paleo, are so delicious and addicting you’ll want to make it over and over again. The spicy kimchi is magical with the fatty pork!
Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Pressure Building Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 602kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs pork ribs
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 4 cup kimchi well-fermented and sour, including the juice (sugar free for Whole30)
  • Water for stop top method
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • Optional: Cauliflower Sticky Rice, for serving (page 182 of Korean Paleo)

Instructions

Stovetop Method

  • Fill a heavy-bottomed pot or a Dutch oven two-thirds full of water. Heat over medium-high heat until it comes to a boil. Add the pork ribs. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and let simmer for 30 minutes. Drain the ribs and set aside. Discard the water.
  • Add the onion slices to the bottom of the same pot. Place the pork ribs on top of the onion slices. Then add the kimchi on top of the pork. Add enough water to cover the onion and the pork, but not the kimchi. Cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 30 minutes. Check every 10 minutes, and add more water if needed.
  • Once the pork is tender, remove it from the heat. Transfer it to a large serving bowl and sprinkle with chopped green onion. Serve with Cauliflower Sticky Rice.

Instant Pot Method

  • Add the onion slices to the bottom of the Instant Pot. Place the pork ribs on top of the onion slices. Then, add the kimchi on top of the pork. You don’t need to add any liquid as the pork and kimchi will create its own while cooking. If it doesn’t come to pressure, add more kimchi juice, just enough to cover the bottom of the pot.
  • Close the lid, then make sure the pressure valve is sealed. Cook on high on manual pressure for 30 minutes. Once it beeps, release the pressure manually.
  • Open the lid, transfer the mixture to a large serving bowl and sprinkle with chopped green onion. Serve with Cauliflower Sticky Rice

Notes

TIP for non-Whole30ers: If the kimchi you use is overly fermented, it might yield a dish that’s a bit too sour for your taste. If this happens, you can stir in a little bit of coconut sugar to the final product to off set the sourness. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 602kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 565mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 0.8% | Vitamin C: 4.2% | Calcium: 4% | Iron: 11.1%

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Paleo Instant Pot Ribs with White Barbecue Sauce (Whole30, Keto)

These Whole30-friendly and Paleo Instant Pot Ribs served with tangy and creamy white barbecue sauce is the perfect, hearty meal any time of the year!

White Barbecue Sauce Paleo Instant Pot Ribs

While I have several rib recipes on this blog, this is the first time I attempted to make it in the Instant Pot, and the result is a fall-off-the-bone meal in 30 minutes! But the sauce… that’s what really makes this recipe shine.

White Barbecue Sauce

I never actually knew about white barbecue sauce until I graduated from college and went to a bbq joint with a friend in New York City. I was intrigued when I saw it on the menu, so decided to try it out, and it was tangy, creamy, a little spicy, and so so delicious.

Ever since then, I basically forgot about it because it’s not a common menu item, and back then, I didn’t try to recreate every delicious restaurant meal at home like I do today. However, when I was making ribs recently, something made me think of that barbecue sauce and I was determined to make a paleo version of it and it turned out even better than I expected.

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If you’ve never had white barbecue sauce and feel weirded out by it, you really need to try it out before judging. I loved it so much that I just might favor it over regular barbecue sauce. I actually had leftovers of the sauce and have been putting it on my stir fry, veggies, and salads.

Paleo Instant Pot Ribs Recipe

I was surprised at how quickly these Paleo Instant Pot Ribs came together, and how tasty they were. And I loved that I could use the Instant Pot because there’s been a heat wave in Southern California recently so I didn’t have to leave the oven on for hours, which is how I’ve been making my other ribs like this one. This much shorter cook time still yielded tender and crispy ribs that my husband and I couldn’t stop eating, so I hope you try out this recipe!

White Barbecue Sauce Paleo Instant Pot Ribs

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White Barbecue Sauce Paleo Instant Pot Ribs

These Whole30-friendly and Paleo Instant Pot Ribs served with tangy and creamy white barbecue sauce is the perfect, hearty meal any time of the year!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 766kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

Ribs

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 lb rack of pork spare ribs
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

White Barbecue Sauce

Instructions

  • Place the steam rack on the bottom of the Instant Pot and pour water and apple cider vinegar on top.
  • Pat the ribs dry. Sprinkle garlic, onion, salt, and pepper evenly on the ribs.
  • Place the ribs vertically in the Instant Pot on top of the steam rack, so they are standing on their side and coiling around the inside of the pot.
  • Close the lid and make sure that the pressure valve is set to "sealing."
  • Set to cook on Manual for 25 minutes under high pressure, let it naturally come to pressure for 10-15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, Pour coconut milk into a saucepan and heat over medium high heat. Once it start boiling, turn heat to low and let simmer for about 10-15 minutes until it's thick and you can see the milk solids separating from the oil.
  • Take off heat and add the rest of the ingredients for the White Barbecue Sauce to the saucepan, then whisk until smooth.
  • Preheat oven to broil.
  • Remove the ribs from the Instant Pot and place on a baking sheet so they curve down
  • Brush the ribs with the White Barbecue Sauce.
  • Broil for 3-5 minutes until the ribs form a dark, bubbly crust, keeping a close eye on it.
  • Remove from oven and cut into sections. Serve with more White Barbecue Sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 766kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 526mg | Potassium: 709mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 4.2% | Calcium: 4.8% | Iron: 17.1%

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Paleo Ranch Pork Ribs

These paleo ranch pork ribs are fall-off-the-bone delicious and so ridiculously easy to make!

Paleo Ranch Pork Ribs

Holy moly. Anyone else obsessed with ribs? Because if you are, you are in for a real treat. We love ribs in this house and I already have several recipes on the blog that you can check out. But these ranch pork ribs… I think they might be my favorite recipe yet.

But first, I just want to give a short life update. Some of you have noticed on Snapchat that I haven’t been active as much, and the same goes for Instagram stories. Well, that’s because we’ve so crazy busy around here getting ready to get married!

We are actually about a week and half away from our wedding day in Mexico, so my life has been taken over by a combination of planning for that and settling into our new house. I have ZERO clue how people plan out weddings themselves without a wedding planner. We have one and we’ve still been so crazy busy preparing for it.

However, it’s been the good kind of busy and I’m so happy and thankful that we can have our closest loved ones gather for our special day. A reader asked me if I would do a wedding recap post on the blog, so I just might do that if all goes well. So stay tuned!

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Okay, back to these ribs. C absolutely loves ranch, which is why I chose to create this recipe. And with no surprise. he couldn’t get enough of these pork ribs. I am not a huge fan of ranch, but these, I could keep eating and eating! The richness of the ribs goes so incredibly well with the tartness of the ranch spices that we both thoroughly enjoyed our meal (and leftovers!).

Yes, it does take a few hours in the oven, but there’s minimum prep involved and the end result is so awesome. I usually start it in the afternoon, and then by dinnertime, we have a delicious dinner ready for us. Set it and forget it: oven edition. And you I can really use those kind of recipes these days with how busy we’ve been.

Hope you enjoy these paleo ranch pork ribs as much as we did!

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Paleo Ranch Pork Ribs

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 483kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

  • 2 lb pork spare ribs
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • Zest of 2 large or 3 small lemons
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley leaves
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper omit for AIP
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • Juice from 1/4 lemon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle the ribs with salt on both sides and lay them flat on the baking sheet so they curve down.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the rest of the ingredients, except lemon juice, until they form a thick paste.
  • Rub the spice paste on top of the ribs until they are evenly coated.
  • Bake the ribs for 2.5-3 hours until they are juicy in the inside, and crispy on the outside.
  • Cut spare ribs into sections.
  • If you want crispier ribs, broil them for 4-5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with lemon juice before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 435mg | Vitamin A: 16.8% | Vitamin C: 11.3% | Calcium: 4.1% | Iron: 10.1%

Whole30 Paleo Ranch Pork Ribs