Tuesday, November 2, 2010

What's Cookin in CJ's Kitchen - 2 of 90

BBQ Pork Ribs

I usually don't cook these very often because I would prefer a big hamburger patty with cheese and bacon on it to anything else really...... I could eat a bunless bacon burger almost every night and not get tired of them. But these were on sale so I decided to cook them.

 Just a note, I don't cook with salt, I don't like salty food and I occasionally use seasoning salt but not very much of it. I do use a lot of black pepper, onion powder and garlic powder and a general sodium free seasoning.
Here they are all seasoned up.
 I used some soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce on them, I didn't use any BBQ sauce until they were done.

 I covered them with foil and put them in the oven. All of my baking pans are Pampered Chef Stoneware pans. I was a Pampered Chef Kitchen Consultant for 8 years and 99% of my kitchen is Pampered Chef. Anyway, these pans let you cook stuff for longer without ir burning so a lot of times I end up increasing the cooking time on things. The package said 350 degrees for 45 minutes or more. I did 400 degrees for an hour and I would have preferred to cook them longer so they got more tender. But I like meat to the point of almost falling apart. They would be good in the crock pot as too.
 I used Kraft Light BBQ sauce, one serving size is 2 tbsp, but I just used 1 tbsp.
 There is 5 carbs per serving but it was only 2.5 carbs for half a serving.
 Just for size reference, 99.9% of the time I use a salad plate for my meals, it is 7.5 inches wide rim to rim and 6 inches inside.
 My meal, the low carb version. BBQ Pork Ribs with Broccoli and Cheese.
That is one rib cut in half and 1/2 cup of the Broccoli and Cheese. My portion sizes are a lot smaller now then when I first went low carb. But I was also 525 lbs when I first started and use to eating a lot of food. Over time I just was less and less hungry and my tummy shrunk. Now I get full easier so I don't eat as much. I have had a problem with my calories getting too low and my carbs getting too low as well and then I was getting dizzy at the gym. So I have to make myself snack more on a boiled egg or piece of string cheese before the gym.

 And here is the higher carb version, with about 20 carbs in the bbq sauce and about 3/4 cup of corn so that would be 7.5 carbs in the corn.
 I also made them a side salad with croutons and a higher carb dressing.
I didn't have a salad with my dinner because I didn't have room for one. But it would be a good option if I got hungry later since my eating schedule is off and dinner is often my 2nd meal of the day as I am usually awake later then most people.


  1. Hi CJ,
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  2. Kelli,
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