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Paleo Korean Pork Ribs

Korean BBQ Pork Spare Ribs

YOU GUYS. You NEED to try this recipe!

I turned 30 a few days ago, and whenever it’s my birthday, I miss my family a lot. My parents live in Korea and my brother lives in NYC, so I try to treat myself with something that reminds me of my mom’s cooking to cure my homesickness. These Korean BBQ style ribs is the oven-cooked version of my Slow Cooker Asian Beef Back Ribs, and they did an amazing job of fulfilling my craving for some delicious Korean food.

Korean BBQ Pork Spare Ribs

Korean BBQ Pork Spare Ribs

Korean BBQ Pork Spare Ribs

I absolutely love Korean food (it’s what I grew up on!), but it’s hard to eat gluten free with typical Korean food you find at a restaurant. Both soy sauce and chili paste (gochujang) contain wheat and they are a large part of Korean cooking. Because of this, I’ve been trying to recreate many traditional dishes at home using gluten-free substitutes.  

So far, these Korean pork ribs are one of my favorite recreations, and I can honestly say they taste better than ones I’ve tried at restaurants. I love how the sauce coats and caramelizes on the ribs and they are seriously SO delicious. Hope you try this recipe and love it as much as I do!

Korean BBQ Pork Spare Ribs

Korean BBQ Pork Spare Ribs

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Paleo Korean Pork Ribs

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 505kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs pork spare ribs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (omit pepper for AIP)
  • 1/2 pear, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos or gluten free tamari sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 inch fresh ginger
  • 2 stalks of green onion
  • Chopped green onions and sesame seeds, for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle both sides of the ribs with salt and pepper. Lay them in a single layer on the parchment paper.
  • Bake for 2.5-3 hours until the ribs are juicy and tender.
  • While the ribs are baking, prepare the sauce. Place the rest of the ingredients, except chopped green onions and sesame seeds, in a food processor until thick and smooth. Set aside.
  • Once the ribs are done, pour out the oil that's been cooked off and discard the parchment paper.
  • Separate the ribs into sections using kitchen shears or a knife. Lay them out on the baking sheet.
  • Slather on 1/2 of the sauce on top of the ribs.
  • Broil for 3 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, flip the ribs, and slather on the rest of the sauce on the other side of the ribs.
  • Broil for 2-3 minutes until the sauce is thick and caramelized.
  • Sprinkle with chopped green onions and sesame seeds before serving

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5lb | Calories: 505kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 85g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 27mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3% | Vitamin C: 3%

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Chili Lime Paleo Pork Ribs (Whole30, Keto)

Deliciously addicting Whole30 and paleo pork ribs, baked covered in chili lime dry rub. It’s so tender and crispy, you won’t be able to stop eating it!

Chili Lime Paleo Pork Ribs

Hola from Mexico!

Charlie 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.

Chili Lime Paleo Pork Ribs Recipe

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

A yummy spice blend of chili and lime zest cover a rack of ribs and the whole thing is baked at low heat until fall-off-the-bone tender. My husband, who isn’t really a fan of ribs, couldn’t stop eating it and kept saying how amazing this was!

Chili Lime Paleo Pork Ribs

Chili Lime Paleo Pork Ribs

Dry Rub + Oven = Extra Crispy Ribs

I’ve only made pork ribs covered in some kind of BBQ sauce before this, but I decided to try a dry rub for the first time and whoaaaa, I’ve been missing out. Since the 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 and balance out rich pork so well!

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 Chili Lime Paleo Pork Ribs. It’s probably a sign that I gotta end this post. Off I go to get my margarita on!

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Chili Lime Paleo Pork Ribs (Whole30, Keto)

Deliciously addicting Whole30 and paleo pork ribs, baked covered in chili lime dry rub. It's so tender and crispy, you won't be able to stop eating it!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 639kcal
Author Jean Choi

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

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Rub avocado oil all over the spare ribs.
  • Mix the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle and press in the mixed rub all over the spare ribs so they are evenly coated.
  • Place a roasting rack over a baking pan.
  • 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.
  • Cut spare ribs into sections before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 639kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 603mg | Potassium: 581mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 24.6% | Calcium: 4.1% | Iron: 14.2%

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Slow Cooker Asian Beef Back Ribs

Slow Cooker Asian Beef Back RibsHello from Thailand! Holy crap, what a week I’ve had! Visiting my parents in Korea is always fun because I love spending time with them, and going to Japan with them was just magical, complete with daily hot springs and beautiful Fall foliage. You can check out my Instagram to see what I’ve been up to. I’m completely happy and de-stressing, and I think this is the reason why I haven’t had any major digestive issues like I expected to have. I now know how to navigate myself around Korean food, but almost everything you can eat in Japan has soy sauce in it, so I said, “F it,” and have been eating a little bit of everything while doing the best I can to avoid the ones that are heavily drenched in it or are just fully gluten-ed bread products.

Except for slight discomfort, I’ve been okay. I think it helps that the things I’ve been eating aren’t highly processed. All the food in Aomori, the town I stayed at in Japan, was local and organic. It’s actually a farm town and the food is made with freshly grown ingredients and so, so good.

I also spent some time visiting the beautiful mountains of South Korea called Seoraksan. I used to go to Seoraksan many times with my family when I was younger and it was so amazing to be back again. And now we just arrived in Thailand and it is sweltering hot here, but the food so far has been amazing and I’m loving every minute of it! I may do a recap post or a photo diary of my travels when I get back so stay tuned!

As part of the theme of our vacation, I bring to you today an Asian-inspired dish using beef back ribs.

Slow Cooker Asian Beef Back RibsI made this on a whim when I found grass-fed beef back ribs at the farmers market for cheap. I’ve never cooked with them before and when I’m slightly nervous about how to cook a piece of meat, I throw it in the slow cooker because it’s always a safe bet!

And sure enough, this turned out fall-off-the-bone delicious with delicious Asian spices and flavors.

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Slow Cooker Asian Beef Back Ribs

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Total Time 9 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 lb bone-in beef back ribs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (omit pepper for AIP)
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 2 inch piece fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 6 tbsp coconut aminos or tamari sauce
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (omit for sugar detox)

Instructions

  • Cut and separate the beef back ribs.
  • Place the ribs in the slow cooker and generously season with salt and pepper on all sides.
  • Place the rest of the ingredients in a food processor.
  • Blend until you end up with a thick sauce.
  • Pour the sauce on top of the ribs, making sure they are coated evenly.
  • Let the ribs sit in room temperature for 2 hours.
  • Set the slow cooker to low for 7-8 hours until the ribs are tender and the meat easily falls off the bones.

Paleo Gluten Free Slow Cooker Asian Beef Back Ribs