Giveaway & Recipe: Best Ribs for Low Carb Living, Made with Frontier Co-Op Spices

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I really want some ribs. Don’t you? Juicy, tender, flavorful ribs. I’m trying to cut down on sugar though so I didn’t want an overly sweet barbecue sauce. I searched online for the best rib recipe for low carb living and really didn’t find anything I liked. That’s when I made up my own, and it’s a winner.

I turned to an old recipe from Better Homes and Gardens magazine, for Peachy Pork Spareribs and modified the recipe to use a lot less sugar. The original recipe called for 1/2 cup and my recipe uses for 3 Tbs. Honestly, I really couldn’t tell the difference – they still tasted phenomenal. I typically grill my ribs, but since it’s wintertime, I baked them in the oven. I wasn’t sure what to think about oven baking, but it worked. Also, the original recipe called for a peachy barbecue sauce. I didn’t want to make it because it would be a lot of carbs. I looked at the grocery store for other barbecue sauces, and the lowest carbs per serving were at 11 grams. I didn’t think it was worth it, so this recipe is without an accompanying sauce. I thought I’d miss the sauce, but I didn’t. The ribs are so juicy and flavorful, you won’t miss the sauce either!

Low Carb Oven Barbecued Pork Spare Ribs

Prep Time: 10 minutes 

Total Cook Time: 1 hour

3.75 lbs of Pork Spare Ribs

3 Tbs. Brown Sugar

2 Tbs. Frontier Co-Op Chinese Five-Spice Powder

1 Tbs. Frontier Co-Op Dry Mustard

1 Tbs. Hawaiian Red Sea Salt (harvested in Hawaii)

1 tsp. Frontier Co-Op Ground Pepper

  1. best ribs for low carb living, made with Frontier Co-Op Spices best ribs for low carb living, made with Frontier Co-Op Spices best ribs for low carb living, made with Frontier Co-Op SpicesSet oven to 425.
  2. Mix dry ingredients and rub ribs. (I let them sit with the rub for 10 minutes before putting them in the oven.)
  3. Bake at 425 forr 10 minutes.
  4. Reduce the heat to 250 to cook for 45 minutes more.
  5. After 45 minutes, cut apart and cook for 15 more minutes.

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I hear you’re supposed to let meat rest after cooking. Yeah, I didn’t have time for that. What I did have time to do was stuff the ribs in my mouth like I’d never seen food before. Luckily, no one was there to witness it.

I’m usually not good at following recipes, as I like to make it up as I go along, and take pride in making up my own recipes. I don’t recommend it because it doesn’t always work, but in this case it did. What I do recommend is you taking this recipe for a spin and letting me know what you think! Enjoy this fingerlickin’ good recipe for the best ribs for low carb living.

Social giving is major component of Frontier Co-op’s unique cooperative business model. Annually, the co-op donates 4 percent of its pre-tax profits to support research and to promote organic agriculture education and practices in the communities around the globe.  Frontier Co-op supports socially and environmentally responsible causes and organizations in all of these communities, through a variety of funds, including the Frontier Co-op Foundation, the Simply Organic brand’s 1% for Organics Fund, the Aura Cacia Organic 1% Fund and our employee-driven Community Giving program.

Your Frontier Co-Op spice purchases support over 500 jobs in Iowa.

Now it’s your chance to win. We want you to get creative in the kitchen. Don’t be scared to experiment. To give you a little push, we’re offering one lucky winner the chance to win your choice of Frontier Co-op herbs, spices, extracts and loose-leaf teas for your next recipe creation, up to $65 total retail value.

There are a variety of entry options including opportunities for multiple daily entries. Good luck!

Click the +1 button for further instructions on each entry. This giveaway will close at midnight on Thursday, February 26th. The winner will be randomly selected, verified for correct entry participation, and notified by email.

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  1. I would like to win this for my husband — the grill master and chef in our house!
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  2. I’d like to win so I can try some of the spices.

  3. My favorite tea is chamomile and I like to drink it is an afternoon treat.

  4. I like to support American made and I like organic.

  5. I love Made in USA! I would love to win this so we could try the spices. Our son-in-law does the grilling, so he would decide what to use as we live across the drive from each other. As for tea, I don’t drink it. The rest of the family does though. They drink regular unsweetened Lipton. My hubby wants to try green tea. Thanks!

  6. Frontier spices and extracts are sold at the Mercantile store which stands for organic, free trade, and local. If they sell Frontier, I want to buy Frontier.

  7. I enjoy drinking green tea.

  8. I want to win because Frontier spices are organic and I would like to give them a try.

  9. My favorite tea is green tea.

  10. Patty wright says:

    I like black tea and green tea. I enjoy tea anytime.

  11. My best friend has been experimenting with new dishes and LOVES spices!

  12. I like peppermint and chamomile teas any time of day.

  13. I love cooking. I also love experimenting with odd spices in odd dishes, so this would be great to win. Come summertime, these spices would be awesome to grill with. Also love tea and would love to try new ones.

  14. For teas, anything that is ginger based or green tea with or without flavoring. I’ll pretty much drink any tea you put in front of me, but those are my personal favorites.

  15. Perfect Father’s Day gift for my hubby who loves to cook

  16. I want to win it because I love to try different spices

  17. I always prefer green teas, my body just loves them more. And jasmin green tea is the best

  18. I like regular black tea, but my husband and kids like fruit teas
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  19. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    I would love to try their spices. The cinnamon sticks look great!

  20. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    I would love to try their green tea

  21. I drink a lot of tea — so good for you! I like most kinds, although I prefer strong, black tea.
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  22. I always prefer made in USA products

  23. I also love fruit teas

  24. I love cooking and spices add some magic to it

  25. I also like mint tea

  26. My husband loves to cook with spices of all kinds. He would love these!
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  27. I prefer regular black tea, but everyone in my family loves the crazy fruit teas — everything from peach to raspberry to blackberry!
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  28. Frontier is my favorite! For herbal teas, seasonings, essential oils and extracts! I would love to try their soups and broths! oh wow, so many wonderful products! I keep trying Frontier products I discover at Whole Foods!

  29. I have tea every, every day!! I love having tea when my day is done, dinner done, dishes done, and with a cuppa organic tea, a magazine (veg times?!!), I can enjoy sipping away! My favorite is licorice and licorice root!!! also peppermint!! I’d love to try White Tea, Tangerine flavored.

  30. Anita Duvall says:

    I would love to have the spices for Rib Rubs and the Teas also of course. Love to find good American Spice Makers.

  31. I also like Earl Grey teas.

  32. Would also like to win some new spices and rubs so I can experiment further with cuts of meat and these new spices/rubs/whatever is in the prize package. Thank you.

  33. My favorite flavor of tea is Vanilla Chai. I am a big fan of vanilla flavors and the addition of chai just makes it better. I usually drink a cup every weekday morning before I start my day.

  34. These sound so good. My husband is he chef in our house — he would love these!
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  35. I support any USA company! Good to know! I check lists of usa companies.. and why else would I love to win? We, among millions of others, LOVE to eat and love to cook. We are adventurous in spicing and flavors, so I go through quite a bit of spices in this household. Would love to win this nice pack.

  36. Tea? I like every tea, “regular” black teas to most herbals. I really DO enjoy the tea with the Bergamot in it. I love any tea “red”.. from flowers or pomegranate… love red teas too.

  37. Lemon or Bergamot

  38. I’d like to win so I can try some of the new to me spices.

  39. I really prefer green teas

  40. I like that they are a company that resources and support are for the good. I like that they are organic & I love being creative & trying new spices

  41. I like many types of teas, but tend to favor the spicy ones.

  42. We cook a lot, and we’d love to try some of these high-quality, USA-grown spices to flavor our food!

  43. My favorite teas are herbal teas – especially peppermint. I usually drink tea in the evening.

  44. I’m partial to green teas for breakfast, variety teas to compliment lunch, spiced teas for teatime and relaxing chamomile/mint towards bedtime.

  45. I’m a fan of Frontier powdered ginger, mustard and pumpkin pie spice. Frontier products have never disappointed me, wish they were easier to find in stores.

  46. I really like Genmaicha tea because I enjoy the nutty flavor that the toasted rice adds.

  47. I am a huge foodie and love to cook using seasonings of all kinds, this would be great to win.

  48. My favorite teas are organic green teas with lemon grass, it is very calming and relaxing, I also enjoy the taste.

  49. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I love to cook and love to eat, so I love herbs and spices. But even more, I love to support companies who do good in the world. I am glad to read about Frontier Co-op’s support of schools in villages that need them.

  50. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    My favorite afternoon tea is green tea with a bit of lemon

  51. Marilyn H. says:

    I would love a chance to win a great prize like this because I love to cook and your products look great to use in many ways.

  52. Marilyn H. says:

    I would say my favorite tea is Green Tea, no sugar.

  53. What a resource! They have almost anything you could possibly want for your kitchen!
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  54. I love lemon tea. It’s just so refreshing cold in summer of hot in winter.
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  55. This is a great business to support, plus I love good herbs to cook with!

  56. Jacquelyn Neuffer says:

    I would love to win, because I love tea more than anyone I have ever met. I love cooking and trying new recipes with lots of different spices. This would be lovely , Thank you so much for the chance.

  57. I would love to win the spices and loose teas. Tea would be great on my throat right now.

  58. My favorite tea flavor would be a really good raspberry!

  59. My husband would love these
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  60. I drink tons of tea. I prefer strong black tea, but we always have some unusual teas at our house since the kids love them!
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  61. would love to try something new in the spice department

  62. i love green tea

  63. I want to win cause I love the simply organic spices.

  64. I love all varieties of organic green tea, they help me unwind after a long day.

  65. I also like oolong teas

  66. I’d love to win it and try some new teas

  67. I can’t wait to cook ribs (or anything!) on the grill. Would love these spices for spring BBQs
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  68. I am not picky about my tea. I usually drink whatever brand we have, but I do like it strong!
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  69. I always want to win with Made in USA. Although I don’t drink tea, my hubby & family do, so it would be put to good use…any flavor/kind. We like to try new spices/seasonings, too. Thanks for the giveaway!

  70. I want to win cause I would love to have the chance to try there organic spices.

  71. My favorite teas are always green teas with lemon flavor, lemon balm, or lemongrass. The taste is so good and I love it over my coffee.

  72. I’d like to have this because I am cooking more real food and I depend on herbs and flavorings for seasoning.

  73. I like peppermint tea especially in the afternoon and evening.

  74. I would like to win this contest for my sweetie! He does all the cooking and he is awesome! My favorite kind of tea is probably Earl Grey but I love almost all teas!

  75. Herbs and spices are so expensive to buy — but so necessary! I would love to win these for my husband, who is my own personal chef! 🙂
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  76. I drink tons of tea, but regular black tea (loose) is my fave
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  77. I would love to win cause I love cooking with spices, I use them all the time, I have so many, and also could use more since they go quick in my house.

  78. I love mostly the green teas, they are the best to me, I have been enjoying a green Matcha tea today to unwind.

  79. Debbie Welchert says:

    I love black teas and would love to try some green teas. I like to drink my tea anytime of the day.

  80. Debbie Welchert says:

    I would love to win so I could try spices and teas that I have never tried before.

  81. I love Vanilla teas! I usually add vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice to my regular tea to get a tea that is sugar free but tastes like desert. Yum!

  82. My favorite tea is Chai. I just love it. During the winter I drink mostly chai, but then during the summer I switch to more fruity options.

  83. I would like to win because i love tea and spices. I just saw some of the recipes on their site. I definitely want to make the Gourmet Mini Pizzas.

  84. I eat organic and my all time favorite beverage is green tea.

  85. My husband would love these in his Easter Basket!
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  86. I like all kinds of tea — especially in this cold winter weather!
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  87. My husband drinks dandelion tea. He loves it. It is supposed to be really good for liver function.

  88. Nicole Lancaster says:

    I would love to win the Frontier giveaway because I love spices and I am on a low carb diet. Spices really add taste to Chicken and Fish with no extra calories.

  89. Nicole Lancaster says:

    I love Chai Spice flavored tea and Chamomile/Lemon flavored tea.

  90. Love these for the hubby who is the grillmaster at our house
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  91. I prefer loose tea over teabags
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  92. I love green teas with some extra kicks

  93. I want to win it because I like to try new things — spices

  94. Sharon Kaminski says:

    I like the idea that Frontier is helping strengthen communities by providing lodging, food and school supplies for 475 children so they can stay at their schools during the week.

  95. Sharon Kaminski says:

    I enjoy a few cups of tea in the morning. I like oolong and herbal fruit teas.

  96. I would love to win cause I love cooking and using spices in all my meals.

  97. My favorite teas all usually green teas of all kinds, they help me relax.

  98. I would love to have this prize, because I would love to share these USA made products with my loved ones. (yes I would share…probably 😉

  99. I like green tea a lot too. Especially in the summer months. My parents are big green tea drinkers.

  100. Would like to also win this for my dad, who likes to cook. He lives with me and this would be a great gift for him.

  101. Also a fan of rooibos teas so that’s another favorite!

  102. My husband loves to cook with all sorts of spices and I think he would love to try these!
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  103. I love my tea! Black tea is best, but I will drink just about any kind of tea we have in the house. We have one of these wooden tea boxes like they offer you in a restaurant!
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  104. I usually prefer green teas but in the morning black tea with lemon works wonders

  105. I want to win and discover something new

  106. I love cooking so I would love to win this, I could create some new dishes.

  107. Green teas are my favorite, they are so calming and help me relax after a long day.

  108. David Holder says:

    We enjoy cooking at home and it would be great to try spices we haven’t before.

  109. I was at my doctor’s office today and she told me to drink more tea 🙂 I figure that is a great reason to win. But I guess I would think everyone could benefit from tea. 🙂

  110. Raspberry Tea is my favorite summer drink. It is so good! I find that it helps my stomach as well. Always feel more “balanced”

  111. I love Peach Tea or Orange Spiced Tea. So refreshing served cold in the summer.

  112. I love every kind of tea white, green, roibus, herbal, matcha, hot cold. As for flavor I have recently been into spiced teas such as Chai and Indian Spiced

  113. Great gift for my husband who loves to cook (lucky me, I know!)
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  114. LOVE my black tea. I drink multiple cups a day
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  115. I prefer fruit teas during summer

  116. I love trying new spices

  117. Annamarie V says:

    I love drinking loose leaf teas and I like that Frontier Co op’s teas are fair trade and organic.

  118. Annamarie V says:

    I like licorice tea, it’s naturally somewhat sweet and relaxing. I like to drink this tea in the evening.

  119. Annemarie Z. says:

    I would like to win because I love to drink tea and I would like some new spices to add to my recipes!

  120. Annemarie Z. says:

    I enjoy Earl Gray tea and Peach tea! I enjoy them whenever I feel like having a cup of tea.

  121. I love cooking with spices and always am cooking new recipes so I would love to win this.

  122. I love all kinds of tea and green teas, and lemon teas, all are relaxing for me.

  123. I like oolong tea

  124. I am SO OVER this snow (more falling today). I would love some ribs and would love to try these spices.
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  125. I want to win and discover some of their teas

  126. I like all kinds of tea and drink tons, especially with all of the cold weather we’ve had. Black tea is my fave
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