You will love my keto rib rub. Not only is it perfect for unctuous smokey BBQ ribs but is also delicious with chicken, prawns, burgers and even a roast dinner!
Pork ribs on a wood block

Homemade Keto Rib Rub

This Keto Rib Rub is incredibly easy and tasty! Made with just 10 ingredients found in most keto pantries. Perfect for your next rack of keto bbq pork ribs, roast chicken, or smoked brisket.

The best part about making your own keto rib rub seasoning is that there is no hidden nasties. No fillers, no sugar and you know exactly what is in it. Best part is it is incredibly easy to make, and you really are likely to have all these ingredients in your pantry right now!

The keto rib rub goes perfect on pork ribs, but also is amazing with my Boneless Pork Ribs, Chicken Avocado Salad, or even sprinkled on my Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms.

The Ingredients

lots of small bowls of spices

To make your own rib seasoning at home is super simple. As I mentioned you should have most of these ingredients in your keto pantry right now.

I use both a brown and white sweetener for a play on flavours but also for two levels of caramelising the meat.

The spices I use basics like, paprika, cayenne, mustard, rosemary, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. I also like ground ginger and even sage but to limit the ingredients for you I have left them out.

If you are out of one of the spices just add something else, you love.

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How to Make Keto Rib Rub Seasoning

The keto bbq rub is super easy to make. Simply place all the ingredients into a bowl and stir to combine. Alternatively, just place all the ingredients into a jar and shake to combine.

No rocket science involved here. The rib rub is perfect dry rub for ribs. You can use it on pork ribs, lamb ribs or even use as a dry rub for beef short ribs.

I smoke my ribs on a Kamado Joe but ribs are just as good slow baked in the oven or cooked in the Instant Pot (or similar).

a pork rack with seasoning beside it

A Few More of My Favourite Keto Seasoning Recipes

  1. Keto Taco Seasoning
  2. Everything but the Bagel “Hack”
  3. Malaysian Meat Curry Powder
  4. Cajun Seasoning Substitute (Keto/Sugar Free)
  5. Homemade Italian Seasoning Substitute

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a pork rack with seasoning beside it

Keto Rib Rub – For the BEST Barbecue Ribs

You will love my keto rib rub. Not only is it perfect for unctuous smokey BBQ ribs but is also delicious with chicken, prawns, burgers and even a roast dinner!
5 from 49 votes!
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Course: basics, Spice
Cuisine: American, American Barbecue
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 3kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 32 serves (2 tsp/serve)
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  • Place all ingredients into a jar. Shake to combine.


  • Place all ingredients into the mixer bowl; mix 10 sec/speed 4.


  • Store in an airtight jar for up to 2 months.
  • Sprinkle liberally over lamb, pork or beef ribs before barbecuing, smoking or slow cooking. Rub into the meat and allow to marinate for 1 hour or overnight.
  • The Keto Rib Rub can be added to burgers or used as a seasoning for any protein or vegetables.
  • Nutrition is based on a 2 teaspoon serve of seasoning per portion (which is more than what would be consumed by one person on an average sitting).

Your Own Notes


Serving: 1serve (2 tsp) | Calories: 3kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 162IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 1mg | Net Carbs: 0g
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20 responses to “Keto Rib Rub Sugar Free Seasoning”

  1. Erin

    5 stars
    I was looking for something like this! My brother in law loves to grill and he was curious about keto BBQ rubs. Definitely will share this with him!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I hope he loves it

  2. Nancy

    5 stars
    Store bought seasoning often has so much sugar. This one is great and flavours awesome

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are so right Nancy

  3. Kayla DiMaggio

    5 stars
    Ribs are my husbands favorite so I tried this rub and it was so delicious! It will be our new go to!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub


  4. Janet

    5 stars
    The flavors are spot on! The spices complimented each other perfectly! So glad to find a keto version!!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      So happy you enjoyed it.

  5. Jerika

    5 stars
    Can’t wait to try this keto rib rub on my BBQ ribs and on my favorite burger.:) YUM! I love the spices you put into it. I’ll be making one this coming weekend. Thanks!:)

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Enjoy it!

  6. Jean

    5 stars
    I like this diy rib rub perfect use for bbq’s and gifting to friends.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      What a great idea

  7. Agnieszka

    5 stars
    Loved this rub! You won’t miss sugar in it.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      None needed.

  8. Kayla DiMaggio

    5 stars
    Love how easy and flavorful this keto rub is! My mom is diabetic so finding sugar free seasonings and rubs are so important!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Great to hear you enjoy the recipe Kayla.

  9. Jean

    5 stars
    Ive been looking for something like this, glad to find a keto version

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub


  10. Kym S

    5 stars
    RIB HEAVEN FOR SURE!! BEST homemade ribs we’ve had – Keto or non-Keto. Also used the rub on a slow cooked brisket… sensational.

  11. Lynda

    5 stars
    This keto rib rub is delicious. We had pork rashers tonight and it was delicious sprinkled over them.
    So easy to make and great as a pantry staple .
    The Smokey bbq flavour is spot on .
    Another simple but flavour packed recipe.
    Thanks Megan 😍

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