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Crockpot Ribs (gluten/nightshade free, AIP/paleo)

These ribs are sooooo tasty and such a synch to throw together!

This beautiful spread you see above was from Mothers Day 2018. Both my Mom and my Mother in law loved the dishes and they are not on the Autoimmune Protocol, following any dietary restrictions, nor do they eat a Paleo template.... so you can be sure this recipe will knock the socks off of just about anyone!

mPair these ribs with my Creamy, Dreamy Coleslaw (dairy/egg free, & AIP friendly) and Purple "Cheesy" Smashed Sweet Potatoes (gluten/dairy free & AIP friendly) for a complete meal!

I hope you and yours enjoy these ribs as much as we did!!

This recipe is nutrient dense, Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) friendly, lower carb, grain free, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free, nightshade free, paleo, primal, Whole30 compliant, & keto friendly!

What Makes this High-Vibing Food?

  • First and foremost, putting your own love, gratitude, time and energy into making foods at home will automatically raise the vibration of the foods/meal. This will also help to balance your sacral and heart chakras. Putting your love into the food you prepare will literally raise the vibrational frequency as love is the highest vibration out there!

  • You are what you eat and what your food eats. Using organic, GMO free, free/pasture raised, wild caught, minimally processed ingredients lead to an overall higher vibrational frequency. Basically, eating organic provides us extra energy currency!

  • This dish is rich in protein, which is grounding and protective. It also supports the root chakra.

  • Contains zinc, which is needed for thousands of chemical reactions in your body involving protein, so it is also supportive to the root chakra.

  • This recipe is full of healthy fats and/or oils, which supports the sacral chakra.

  • As a whole, the spices in this recipe, work through the third eye chakra.

A Short Note on Swaps or Ingredients:

*While I cannot guarantee that using these swaps will yield the same flavors I have create in this recipe, these swaps should generally work well!*

  • Use the Nightshade free BBQ Rub linked below if you're sensitive to nightshades or in the strict phase of the AIP. You CAN also use a clean, regular BBQ rub if you're not sensitive to nightshades or in the strict phase of the AIP.

  • · Use the Tangy South Carolina BBQ Sauce linked below if you're sensitive to nightshades or in the strict phase of the AIP. You CAN also use a clean, regular BBQ sauce if you're not sensitive to nightshades or in the strict phase of the AIP.

Equipment Needed to Create this Recipe:

  • crockpot or slow cooker

  • large sheet pan

  • large tongs

  • measuring cups/spoons


Crockpot Ribs

(gluten free, nightshade free, & AIP/paleo)

Prep time: 10-15 minutes Cook time: 6-8 hours Yield: 3-4


  • ½ heaping cup of Nightshade free BBQ Rub (see recipe HERE)

  • 1 rack of ribs (about 2-2.5 lbs.)

  • 1 ½ cups Tangy South Carolina Style BBQ Sauce (see recipe HERE)

How to Create this Recipe:

  1. Place your ribs on a large sheet pan. Using half of the Nightshade BBQ Rub, massage the rub into the meat, flip the ribs over and use the remaining rub to season and massage the other side.

  2. Then, place the ribs into the crockpot with the meatier side of the rib facing the wall of the crockpot. Depending on how large your crockpot is, there may be some overlap as the rack wraps around the pot.

  3. Pour 1 cup of the Tangy South Carolina BBQ sauce over top of the ribs.

  4. Then, cover the ribs with the crockpot lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.

  5. Once the ribs are done cooking, carefully remove them from the crockpot using 2 sets of tongs. Portion the ribs into 3-4 servings and serve with the remaining BBQ sauce.

  6. Enjoy!!




Serving Size: 1 (based off of 4 servings total using the accompanying recipes)

Calories: 484

Fat: 30 g

Carbs: 26 g

Protein: 19 g

*All nutritional information are estimations and will vary.


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