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When the ribs have to be low carb ... do you ....

HubHub Posts: 913
I've got a rack of baby backs that are going to be ready in a couple of hours.  For weight loss reasons they have to be low carb, which means no traditional sweet BBQ sauce is allowed.  I've got a low carb mustard based, Carolina style sauce that is mainly mustard, apple cider vinegar and spices.  It's my go to low carb sauce.

However, I absolutely love traditional buffalo wing sauce, which is also low carb.  I pretty much eat it on anything and everything, but I've never sauced my ribs with buffalo wing sauce.  Has anyone here tried it? Would you dare? I did a google search and found others have and liked it, but never seen it discussed here.  All thoughts appreciated.
Beautiful and lovely Villa Rica, Georgia

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  • NonaScottNonaScott Posts: 446
    edited June 2016
    I've  never done it but I think it would be good. If your worried about being to spicy just add some more butter to it. I'm going to try it next time.
    Narcoossee, FL

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  • 20stone20stone Posts: 1,961
    It sounds like the perfect time to stop eating Popcicles and apply a nice spicy dry rub the way the Great Pork God indended. 
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  • HubHub Posts: 913
    NonaScott said:
    I've  never done it but I think it would be good. If your worried about being to spicy just add some more butter to it. I'm going to try it next time.

    I'm not at all worried about it being too spicy .. almost no such thing.  That is what ice cold beer is for.  I'm more worried about "confused flavors" so to speak.  Ribs should taste like ribs.  Wings should taste like wings.  The safe play would be to sauce them with my Carolina style sauce, but I love buffalo sauce so much I'm really tempted.  Surely someone here has tried it.
    Beautiful and lovely Villa Rica, Georgia
  • NonaScottNonaScott Posts: 446
    Hub said:
    NonaScott said:
    I've  never done it but I think it would be good. If your worried about being to spicy just add some more butter to it. I'm going to try it next time.

    I'm not at all worried about it being too spicy .. almost no such thing.  That is what ice cold beer is for.  I'm more worried about "confused flavors" so to speak.  Ribs should taste like ribs.  Wings should taste like wings.  The safe play would be to sauce them with my Carolina style sauce, but I love buffalo sauce so much I'm really tempted.  Surely someone here has tried it.
    Maybe whip up some alabama white sauce and mix with the wing sauce. Bet that would be tasty and definetly low carb
    Narcoossee, FL

    LBGE, Nest, Mates, Plate Setter, Ash Tool. I'm a simple guy.
  • JstrokeJstroke Posts: 2,296
    Personally I would hit them with the buffalo sauce---if I was you. If I was me, I would eat them dry, which is how I eat them all the time. 
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,757
    The pepper in most sauces, when heated and grilled over fire, actually becomes sweet. You will have the "flavor" of the pepper but it tastes sweet. I added a touch of ghost pepper to my BBQ basting sauce the last time for the ribs and thought WTF! this gonna be too hot for the folks. But what finished was outstanding. No hint of the peppers or heat. 
    Just let it caramelize with the sugars. 

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  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,364
    edited June 2016
    The ice cold beer throws the whole low carb thing out the window.

    Lately, I have enjoyed dry ribs.
    Buffalo sauce is reserved for chicken here.

    I would be on board with a Mexican rib paste marinade in a molcajete, FP, or blender with chipotles in adobo, seville orange or lime, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, Mexican oregano, chiles, cilantro, salt, pepp, roasted garlic, sauted onion in lard, achiote paste, cholula, etc.
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  • logchieflogchief Posts: 1,411
    Here Here on the dry rub.  Beer carbs don't count.
    LBGE - I like the hot stuff.  The big dry San Joaquin Valley, Clovis, CA 
  • cheeaacheeaa Posts: 358
    Lol... low carb. Go for a run. Burn more than u eat and eat what u want. 
  • HubHub Posts: 913
    cheeaa said:
    Lol... low carb. Go for a run. Burn more than u eat and eat what u want. 

    Why are you laughing at low carb? It's been scientifically proven over and over again.
    Beautiful and lovely Villa Rica, Georgia
  • HubHub Posts: 913
    logchief said:
    Here Here on the dry rub.  Beer carbs don't count.
    I only drink an ultra light beer ... 2 carbs per beer.  It's not a problem.  In fact, a 12 pack has less carbs than your typical serving of traditional BBQ sauce .. which is why I started this thread.
    Beautiful and lovely Villa Rica, Georgia
  • cheeaacheeaa Posts: 358
    Okay. Good for science. I always give the people at my office crap for counting. It's sauce. 50 cals will probably ruin ur week. Just eat it and enjoy your life.  =)
  • Darby_CrenshawDarby_Crenshaw Posts: 2,657
    Hub said:
    cheeaa said:
    Lol... low carb. Go for a run. Burn more than u eat and eat what u want. 

    Why are you laughing at low carb? It's been scientifically proven over and over again.
    I think what he means is, if you are fat, it is because you eat too much and don't do enough hard work. 

    If you eat normally and do some moderate exercise, you could eat pudding pops amd not gain weight. 


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  • Tony_TTony_T Posts: 303
    As already mentioned, ribs are meant to be dry rub only :)
  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,773
    Hub said:
    cheeaa said:
    Lol... low carb. Go for a run. Burn more than u eat and eat what u want. 

    Why are you laughing at low carb? It's been scientifically proven over and over again.
    I think what he means is, if you are fat, it is because you eat too much and don't do enough hard work. 

    If you eat normally and do some moderate exercise, you could eat pudding pops amd not gain weight. 



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  • cheeaacheeaa Posts: 358
    Hub said:
    cheeaa said:
    Lol... low carb. Go for a run. Burn more than u eat and eat what u want. 

    Why are you laughing at low carb? It's been scientifically proven over and over again.
    I think what he means is, if you are fat, it is because you eat too much and don't do enough hard work. 

    If you eat normally and do some moderate exercise, you could eat pudding pops amd not gain weight. 


    Thanks. Pretty much it. Sorry op. Keep doing ur thang. To each their own
  • Ima_good_eggIma_good_egg Posts: 590
    Did you give it  try?  If so, what did you think? I'm curious.....
    Wisconsin, lbge, MM, kab, pig tail flippers, bear claws, and more rubs than I will admit to.
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 4,296
    Depending on just how far you are trying to go with low carb. The small glaze that is set on most ribs won't have enough sugar to throw off your entire diet. Just don't eat a piece of white bread with it. 

    If you are going for full ketosis then I get the desire for no carb though.
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  • Darby_CrenshawDarby_Crenshaw Posts: 2,657
    i know thisonly because i am a bat fastard.


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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 6,239
    Depends some on the brand of wing sauce. Some are very simple.  Just butter, vinegar, red pepper. I'm supposing most if not all the commercial stuff will sub. soy oil for the butter. Some have wooster in it, others have enhancers to suggest the pungency of bleu cheese.

    The 1 kind I tried did not go well w. my standard rub of 1/2+1/2 Dizzy Dust and Swamp Venom.
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 6,239
    FWIW, most of the recent research shows that its not calories per se. Its concentration of dense carbs, such as sugar and refined flour products that trigger fat accumulation. Turns out savory is preferable to sweet, and that low fat foods whose flavor is boosted by sugars are the problem.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,062
    most low carb diets are 50 to 150 grams a day, a sugar tsp is 4.2 =) a say eat the ribs and splurge, the weight gain will be from the salt but thats just a bump for a couple days =)
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