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Keto Recipe: Ribs & Slaw

The Keto diet takes a special kind of individual to follow it and is not for the faint at heart. Many have found excellent results following this type of protocol.  It is alternated with refeeds typically once a week consisting of 1 -2 high carb / low fat days.  Is it for you?  One way to find out -- try it!

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Not sure exactly how to structure it to your individual needs and training goals? Hook up with one of the awesome nutrition coaches at Power Athlete HQ!  And while you're in the kitchen try these ribs on for size, they're sure to fit your Keto protocol!


Servings:  10
3-5 ribs*
1 cup slaw
Calories:  394, Protein 31 g, Fat 28 g, Carbs 5 g (30/65/5%'s)


Rub (a keto version of Al Roker's rub)
2 tablespoons sea salt
2 tablespoons finely ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons allspice


2-3 slabs or about 6 pounds of pastured St. Louis style pork ribs (1 serving is approximately 4 ribs if average in size -3 if large, 5 if small)*

7 cups chopped green cabbage
3 cups chopped red cabbage
1/3 Vidalia onion, finely chopped
10 tablespoons olive oil based mayonnaise
1-2 tablespoons unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
sea salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste


Combine all ingredients  and mix well.  Rub into the pork and wrap tightly in heavy duty aluminum foil.  Allow to sit for 2 - 6 hours in the refrigerator taking out one hour before cooking.

You can grill or smoke the ribs.  We cook ours on our trusty Weber grill.  While nothing will beat the long and slow cooking of a smoker I've found pre cooking in the oven will come very close.  Set your oven for 170 degrees and place the foil wrapped ribs in the oven for 3 1/2 -4 hours.

After they come out, unwrap and finish up on the grill over direct heat, lid down for 20 - 30 minutes.

Let set for 10 minutes then slice and serve!

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Toss the cabbages and onions with the mayo and vinegar until coated.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy and stay tuned for an upcoming refeed!

For more Power Athlete friendly recipes check out my blog Paula Lean Primal Queen!


Founder at Paula Lean
Level 1 CrossFit Instructor
CrossFit Kids certified
CrossFit Football certified

Paula has been personally and professionally involved in the fitness industry for over 17 years. Her competitive background includes obstacle course and fitness competitions. At 53 years young she believes fitness fuels your health and mental well being. It keeps you young and ages you gracefully as well as preventing the onset of age related diseases caused by a sedentary lifestyle and poor nutritional habits.

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One Response to Keto Recipe: Ribs & Slaw

  1. jake James

    Trying this tonight, keep them coming!

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