All I can say is – These BBQ Baby Back Ribs is sooo good. It just screams summer. Just the way they ribs should taste – sticky and sweet. Let’s not forget – its simple to make and the ingredients are paleo compliant.
I made my own bbq sauce with tomato sauce, pineapple, onions, garlic, and dates instead of those sugary bbq sauce at the store.
It’s been so long since I went to my Zumba class and I finally made it in the morning. There’s always that reluctance of going to the gym but once I’m there, I make an effort to work out for at least an hour. It’s really getting there that’s half the battle.
The class was a bit boring and I just went through the motions. I should have probably eaten breakfast instead of coffee to give me fuel or maybe I just wasn’t feeling the music or routine. Whatever it was, I made it through the hour.
I had a taste of my friend’s baby back ribs at Outback last night and I liked it. It was a bit too sweet but it was good and I was craving it. I had a slip-up yesterday so today I made sure I would stay Whole30 compliant. I searched inside my cupboard for ingredients that would be bbq-ish and found pineapple and thought I’d try it out. I knew I couldn’t use honey so I used dates to sweeten the sauce which worked out well to balance the tang.
After putting the ribs in the over to cook away for 2 hours, I started on the sauce. I like to caramelize the onions to give the sauce its sweetness and since this doesn’t have any brown sugar or sugar substance other than dates, this step was imperative. I add the garlic next then the dates to open them up then I add the tomato paste to give it that tomato base along with the tomato sauce. The pineapple comes next to give it that tanginess to the sauce. I let the sauce simmer for an hour until it reduces to nearly half. The sauce is tangy and sweet without all the sugar. It’s a sauce made for glazing and these are perfect for the ribs.
I stayed whole30 compliant today and I was happy. I think the toughest part for me in doing this diet is doing it alone. I get these stares like what am I thinking giving up bread, cheese, and alcohol like I’m crazy. I do it for health reasons so I can live comfortably in this body and live longer to experience what life has to offer.
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1 slab of baby back ribs 1 tbs of garlic powder salt and pepper 2 tbs of oil 1 red onion, diced 3 cloves of garlic, minced 7 dates, chopped 1 tbs of tomato paste 1 8 oz of tomato sauce 1 8 oz of pineapple chunks, pureed 1 tsp of smoked paprika 1 tsp of chili powder Try out our BBQ Baby Back Ribs Recipe and post your results below in the comments…
How to make BBQ Baby Back Ribs
1 slab of baby back ribs
1 tbs of garlic powder
salt and pepper
2 tbs of oil
1 red onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
7 dates, chopped
1 tbs of tomato paste
1 8 oz of tomato sauce
1 8 oz of pineapple chunks, pureed
1 tsp of smoked paprika
1 tsp of chili powder
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