A simple way to cook boneless pork ribs in the oven! With very little effort, you’ll have this easy recipe prepared for serving as an appetizer or main dish.
Juicy Boneless Pork Ribs Recipe
There’s not a lot of low carb pork recipes on the site. So I’m adding a really simple one for boneless spare ribs!
It’s something that can be used as a main dish, an appetizer, or a salad topping.
To cut back on overeating, I’ve started to replace breakfast and an occasional lunch with a low carb protein shake which has helped. And the meals that I do eat consist mainly of a green salad topped with meat.
These easy baked pork ribs are something I made for a quick meal one night and they made a great salad topping for lunch the next day by slicing them into thin bite-size pieces.
I also sliced up a few of the baked boneless pork ribs to put into a vegetable stir fry the next day. My husband loved the stir fry! I just cooked the pork slices with a bag of frozen stir fry mix and some soy sauce seasoning.
Ingredients in Baked Boneless Ribs
There are very few ingredients in these boneless ribs. You probably already have just about all of them in your spice cabinet already!
To make these ribs, this is all you need:
- Boneless Pork Ribs
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
Kitchen Tools Used
- Baking Sheet Pan – The pork is cooked on a rimmed baking pan.
- Oil Spray Bottle – Spraying with a little cooking oil adds flavor and helps prevent sticking.
- If you use garlic salt instead of garlic powder, don’t use any extra salt. You can also use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder – it will give it a lot more flavor.
- My baking times only work for boneless ribs. If you use bone-in ribs, you’ll have to adjust the cooking time.
Other Spices To Try On Ribs
Garlic, onion, salt, and pepper are all easy spices that taste amazing on pork, but don’t stop there. Experiment with other spices that you enjoy!
- Marinate the ribs in sugar-free barbecue sauce and then bake them. The flavor is outstanding.
- Another idea is to mix together some low-sodium soy sauce and ginger. This will make your ribs taste like your favorite Asian food.
- If you want your pork ribs to have a little spice, sprinkle some paprika and red pepper flakes on them.
How To Cook Boneless Pork Ribs
There are lots of ways to cook boneless pork ribs. My favorite way is to use the slow cooker because it makes the meat so tender. The meat just falls off the bone.
But, this time around, I wanted to try baking some boneless ribs.
How To Bake Boneless Pork Ribs
Today, I’m sharing how to cook boneless pork ribs in the oven and it’s super easy.
You just spray or line a baking sheet, place the ribs on the prepared pan, season, then bake.
The boneless spare ribs should be fully cooked in about 25 to 30 minutes. The temperature to bake them at is 350°F. You may want to check the meat with a thermometer to ensure it’s done.
How To Serve Baked Pork Ribs
Now that you know how to cook boneless pork ribs in the oven, how will you serve them? As an appetizer, main dish, or salad topper?
If you can’t decide, make up a big batch to do all three! That’s the way I like to do it.
With this one recipe, you can have several different meals just from the leftovers. So it’s a great item to include in your meal plan.
Boneless Pork Ribs Main Course
My favorite way to serve boneless baked pork ribs is as the main course.
You can serve the meat with any low carb vegetable. Broccoli and green beans are my family’s favorites. But, adding some cheesy zucchini gratin will make an extra special meal.
I also love to cut these up and top them over a salad. It will turn your regular greens into a great meal.
If using these on a salad, just watch the dressing for any sneaky carbs. I top my salads of with oil and vinegar but, sometimes I like to use a creamy blue cheese dressing or a low carb ranch dressing.
Boneless Ribs Appetizer
We have also used this baked boneless pork ribs recipe as an appetizer. Sometimes, we slice them into strips and put them on skewers.
Frequently Asked Questions About Baked Boneless Ribs
The entire recipe is at the bottom of this post, but first, I have a few questions I wanted to answer.
At What Temperature Is Pork Fully Cooked?
Pork ribs should be cooked until they reach an internal temperature of 145°F.
Should Your Wrap Ribs In Foil When You Bake Them?
This method is really for ribs with bones. It’s not necessary for boneless ribs. It speeds up the cooking process while making sure they stay tender.
Can You Use Beef Ribs Instead?
Yes, you can use boneless beef ribs or pork ribs. Either one works!
If you cook beef ribs, the internal temperature only has to reach about 135 degrees before it is fully cooked.
Should You Boil Ribs Before Baking Them?
This method is known to tenderize the ribs even more, however, it is not necessary. My recipe leaves you with very tender ribs without boiling them.
More Low Carb Pork Recipes
Want a few more low-carb pork recipes to enjoy in fall? Here are a few of my other favorites:
- Pressure Cooker Pork Loin – Keep the oven off by cooking in an electric pressure cooker.
- Char Siu Chinese BBQ Pork – Ditch the carb-heavy takeout with a healthier low carb BBQ coating.
- Filipino Pork Belly Adobo – Slow cooking makes the pork very tender in this classic dish.
- Low Carb Pulled Pork – Perfect for a summer barbecue or enjoying on keto-friendly bread.
- Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin – Balsamic vinegar adds a touch of sweetness and makes the meat tender and juicy.
Easy Low Carb Baked Boneless Pork Ribs
- 2 pounds pork ribs boneless
- 1 ½ tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- Salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease baking sheet with oil.
- Place ribs on prepared baking pan and sprinkle with seasoning.
- Bake at 350°F for around 25-30 minutes or until pork is cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 145°F.
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First Published: February 17, 2011… Last Updated: November 4, 2020, with new images and additional recipe information.