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I know that all of you are busy and prefer easy recipes that are also delicious! This is why I am SO excited to tell you about the BEST BBQ Rib recipe! Not only are these keto ribs the BEST they are also fast and easy!

When I was on the television show in Costa Rica, I met the most kind man, Robert Overholser! Robert is the owner and creator of the BEST BBQ sauce EVER!

Stevia Sweet BBQ Sauce is sugar free and so delicious that my son Kai would drink it from the bottle if I let him! No lie! Kai puts Stevia Sweet BBQ Sauce on his bologna (we get organic bologna from U.S. Wellness Meats).

You can find Robert’s delicious sugar free BBQ Sauce in many restaurants all over the US, especially in the Florida area where Robert lives. You should request your favorite BBQ restaurant to carry Stevia Sweet BBQ Sauce!

I love BBQ Ribs and using Robert’s Stevia Sweet BBQ Sauce makes these ribs not only really EASY, they are the Best BBQ ribs ever!

Since Kai loves BBQ Ribs and his birthday is close to Halloween, I thought I would makes these keto BBQ ribs into a skeleton meat platter!

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And don’t forget to ask your local restaurants to carry Stevia Sweet delicious sugar free BBQ sauce! 


Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Carnivore, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Main Course, Nut Free, Pork
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 542


  • 1 rack bone-in pork ribs cut in half
  • 2 teaspoon Redmond Smoked Salt or plain salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Stevia Sweet BBQ Sauce or more if you are like Kai and LOVE BBQ sauce!


  • 1 red bell pepper charred (for the heart)
  • 1 12 oz package mini hot dogs, plus more Stevia Sweet BBQ Sauce
  • 1 6 oz package prosciutto
  • 1 skeleton head
  • 2 stuffed green olives


  • Place all the seasonings in a small bowl and stir well to combine.
  • Slice the rack of ribs in half if needed. Remove membranes from the back of ribs, if needed.
  • Rub seasonings over both sides of ribs.
  • Instant Pot: Place wire trivet rack in the bottom of the instant pot. Add water and apple cider vinegar.
  • Place the ribs upright, with the meat side facing out.
  • Seal and press the Meat button and set to 25 minutes. Once finished press Natural Release.
  • NOTE IF USING A SLOW COOKER: Place the vinegar in the bottom of a 4 to 6 quart slow cooker. Add the seasoned ribs with meat side down. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hour, or high for 3-4 hours, until ribs are very fork tender.
  • SERVE: Remove from vessel and slather the ribs in Stevia Sweet BBQ Sauce. Cut into individual riblets and place on a platter in a skeleton shape. Place the chared red bell pepper in the center of the ribs. Heat the mini hot dogs in a large pot of boiling water for 3 minutes or until heated through. Remove from the water and coat in Stevia Sweet BBQ Sauce. Scatter the cooked mini hotdogs below the BBQ ribs to look like intestines.
  • Wrap the slices of prosciutto around the skeleton head and place the head at the top of the platter. Place stuffed green olives in the eye sockets.
  • Serve for a fun Halloween dinner!
  • STORAGE: Store extras in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. To reheat, place a slice on a rimmed baking sheet in the oven at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes or until heated through.


Calories: 542 | Fat: 34g | Protein: 51g | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fiber: 1g | P:E Ratio: 1.4



“Once more I have to say THANK YOU to Maria and Craig Emmerich. You’ve helped us change our lives!!!

Craig your scientific mind helped me understand why I got as big as I did and Maria your encouragement and wonderful recipes have helped so immensely.  It’s impossible to ever thank you enough.  Pictures of my husband and I ….taken one year apart.” – Felicia

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Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Ronnie Roll says:

    Hi Maria,

    I see that some sugar-free products have the comment that the sugar content is only a component of some part of the recipe (such as a sauce or spice that’s included) and not a recipe ingredient. Is that truly a sugar-free product then? Can they be used at all or sparingly?

    Thank you for all you do to bring life and health to so many!

  • Dohna Logan says:

    Hello! Does the nutritional information include the skeleton addition or just the ribs and bbq sauce itself? Also, what does P:E ratio 1.4 mean? Thanks so much.

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      The nutritional info is just the ribs. P:E is protein to energy ratio. The higher it is the better it is for weight loss. 🙂

  • Dawn Diamond says:

    I live in Canada so I can’t get the BBQ sauce you mention in this recipe. Any suggestions?
    I have looked for a sugar free version here, but have found nothing so far.

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