A sweet and sour sauce without grape jelly? What? That’s right, my friends. And now that the days are growing warmer, you have more opportunities to turn off the stove and keep your kitchen cooler and tastier with your crockpot.
A couple of substitution ideas for this recipe to save some calories and some carbohydrates.
Sugar-Free Syrup: I used regular, sugar-free syrup in the recipe. It comes in at (for the entire recipe): 30 calories and 12 carbs
Save carbs: Use DaVinci’s sugar-free Pancake syrup instead. It’s 0 carbs and zero calories.
Brown Sugar: I used regular, Ideal brown sugar (1/2 xylitol, 1/2 Splenda) for 216 calories and 47 total carbs for the recipe.
Save carbs: You can use 26 drops of EZ Sweetz (1 drop = 1 tsp) + 2 Tbsp molasses for 116 calories and 30 carbohydrates.
Crockpot Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs
3/4 cup brown sugar substitute
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sugar free maple syrup
1/2 cup sugar free ketchup
1 tbsp white vinegar
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
5 lb country-style pork ribs
3 large slices onion
1 tbsp sesame seeds
In large bowl, combine brown sugar substitute, soy sauce, sugar free maple syrup, ketchup, vinegar, garlic, ginger, salt and red pepper flakes. Add ribs and turn to coat. Place a layer of onion in slow cooker; arrange ribs on top. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Place ribs on serving platter. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Makes 10 servings.
Per serving: 603 Cals.; 9 g Carbs.; 0 g Fiber; 9 g Net Carbs. ; 63 g Protein; 34 g Fat
Per serving with davincis syrup and ezsweetz + molasses: 590 Cals.; 6 g Carbs.; 0 g Fiber; 6 g Net Carbs. ; 63 g Protein; 34 g Fat