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Carnivore Slow Cooker Pork Ribs

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Keto approved and fit for a carnivore, these pork ribs are breeze when slow cooked for serveral hours in a crock pot.

Carnivore Slow Cooker Pork Ribs Ingredients

Carnivore Slow Cooker Pork Ribs Directions

  • 1
    Remove the membrane of pork ribs if needed or desired. To do so, take a butter knife and slide it under the membrane next to the ribs to form a pocket. Then slide two or three fingers under the membrane to create more space. Using a paper towel for gripe, hold onto the membrane with the paper towel and pull off the membrane until it is completely removed. (See below for further instructions.)
    sliding a knife where the membrane should be
  • 2
    Generously season all sides of the pork ribs with salt and pepper (if using).
    seasoned ribs on the counter
  • 3
    Pour apple cider vinegar to the liner of the crock pot.
    pouring apple cider vinegar to the black liner of the slow cooker
  • 4
    Add pork ribs to the liner of the slow cooker. Let the ribs sit upright on its edge with the meaty portion up against the liner. This will help give the ribs a nice golden crispy exterior.
    ribs sitting in a slow cooker
  • 5
    Cook on low setting for about 6 hours.
    cooked ribs in a slow cooker

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Keto Pork Ribs in the Slow Cooker

pork ribs on a white plater with some herbs on top Whether you are on the keto diet or the carnivore diet, these slow cooker pork ribs are the solution for a filling dinner when you don’t have a lot of time to make dinner at night. Simply place a rack of ribs in your crock pot and cook on low for several hours.

These ribs are tender and juicy. Plus they only need a couple of seasonings to make them fall of bone, excellent - salt and apple cider vinegar.

grabbing a rib from the platter of ribs

Is Pork Allowed on the Carnivore Diet?

Yes, pork is allowed on the carnivore diet. It’s best to eat fatter cuts of pork. Ribs have a decent amount of fat on them. Plus you are getting the nutrients released from the rib bones as the ribs cook.

a slab of ribs on the counter

Carnivore Approved Seasonings

If you are on a strict carnivore diet, you will only want to use salt to season your meat. Some peope have reactions to pepper and other seasonings. If you are able to tolerate seasoning, you can use pepper, garlic or a small amount of herbs to season the pork ribs.

The apple cider vinegar in this recipe provides flavor and it helps to break down some of the bone to extract nutrients in the bone. It will help give the recipe its own bone broth.

Slow Cooker

Any slow cooker will work for cooking these carnivore pork ribs. Ribs are a tougher cut of meat, so they benefit from cooking at a low temperature for several hours for a fall off the bone tender rib meat.

Cooking your ribs in a slow cooker allows for a constant low heat to help breakdown the tough protein tissue.

How to Remove the Membrane from Pork Ribs

You don’t have to remove the membrane from your pork ribs. You may not want to if you are looking for some extra nutrients and collagen. Or if you want fall off the bone ribs, leaving that membrane on will help hold the rack together; however, removing the membrane will allow for better penatration of the seasonings in the pork ribs.

pointing to the underside of the ribs where the membrane should be

To remove the membrane from a rack of pork ribs,

  1. Flip the ribs over to show the membrane side up. The membrane is the white shiny side of a rack of pork ribs. It sits close to the rib bones.
  2. Starting three to four bones into the rack of ribs, slide a butter knife under the third or fourth rib bone and lift up to loosen the membrane nearby.
  3. Slide your fingers underneath the membrane to loosen more of the membrane.
  4. To help get a grip on loosen the remaining membrane, use a paper towel to grab onto the excess membrane and pull it off.

For the best video on how to remove a membrane from a rack of pork ribs, click here.

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