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BBQ Ribs September 28, 2011

Filed under: Pork,Slow Cooker — fitandfresh @ 7:14 pm
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BBQ sauce is essentially loaded with sugar!!!! I could not find a bottle in the store that didn’t contain some sort of sugar. I worked hard on this BBQ sauce, so I’m a little partial, but I think it is pretty damn good! Here’s a paleo friendly version for BBQ sauce, plus slow-cooked ribs that fell off the rib!

BBQ Ribs


  • Baby Back ribs, cut into about 3-4 ribs per piece
  • Trader Joe’s 21 season salute (or seasoning of your choice)
  • ¾ yellow onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced into quarters


Prepare ribs by patting dry and seasoning both sides, let sit in fridge covered while sauce is cooking. Place a few onion and garlic slices at the bottom of the crock pot. Stack ribs on top and then cover with more onion and garlic slices. Cover ribs with BQ sauce. Cook on low heat setting for 6-8 hours or until ribs are cooked through and falling off ribs.

BBQ sauce


  • ¼ yellow onion, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, 3 minced
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1 ½ cups chicken or beef stock
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin


Mince onions and garlic as fine as possible (unless you want chunky sauce). Combine all ingredients in sauce pan, using more stock for thinner sauce and less stock for thicker sauce. Bring sauce to boil, stirring constantly as it nears boiling. Reduce to a simmer and stir occasionally, for about 30 minutes.


The longer you simmer, the more consistent of a flavor your sauce will have.


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