RecipeBarbecue “Ribs”

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 208
  • Protein: 33g
  • Total Fat: 5g
    • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Cholesterol: 86mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 8g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Total Sugar: 5g
    • Natural Sugar: 2.5g
    • Added Sugar: 2.5g
  • Sodium: 660mg

It’s tempting to down an entire rack of ribs at a barbecue or restaurant outing. Now you can with his Joyful version, which cuts the saturated fat and extra calories using a clever hack. These lean rib skewers are finger-lickin’ good!

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This recipe makes 6 servings
  • • 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • • 1 cup barbecue sauce (any brand with no more than 40 calories per 2 tablespoons)
  • • 6 wood skewers

Slice the pork tenderloin into thin strips that are approximately ¼ inch thick, 4 inches long, and 1½ inches wide.

Add the pork slices and barbecue sauce to a dish or sealable bag and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Soak skewers in water for about 20 minutes to keep them from burning on the grill.

Preheat the grill or a grill pan to high.

Carefully slide each pork loin slice onto a skewer lengthwise so the meat stays flat and the skewer becomes the “rib.”

Place the “ribs” on the hot grill and pour the remaining marinade over the raw meat. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes on each side, or until cooked to desired doneness.

Makes six 4-ounce portions


Try my Slow Cooker BBQ Brisket.