Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  444
  • Protein  27 g
  • Carbohydrates  6 g
  • Fat  34 g
  • Cholesterol  134 mg
  • Sodium  379 mg
  • Potassium  431 mg
  • Phosphorus  228 mg
  • Calcium  56 mg
  • Fiber  0.1 g

Easy Baby Back Ribs

DaVita dietitian Helen not only knows her way around the kitchen, but she can also tell you how to get around Colorado. Helen shares the delicious, kidney-friendly recipe for Easy Baby Back Ribs and lays out a fun itinerary for visiting the Rocky Mountain state.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Helen from Colorado and created by her friend Libby I.

Portions: 2     Serving size: 1/2 rack


    • 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® Garlic-Herb Seasoning Blend
    • 1-1/2 pounds rack baby back ribs
    • 3 cups water
    • 1-1/2 cups cider vinegar
    • 1/4 cup barbeque sauce


    1. Sprinkle ribs evenly (top and bottom) with Mrs. Dash seasoning.
    2. Coat a top part of broiler pan with cooking spray; place ribs on broiler pan.
    3. Pour water and vinegar into bottom of broiler pan. Put on top part of pan with ribs.
    4. Place aluminum foil securely over ribs, tucking in around edges. (May need 2 pieces of foil to adequately cover.) This allows the ribs to steam.
    5. Bake at 300° F for 3-1/2 to 4 hours— don’t peek, it lets out steam.
    6. Remove foil and brush on barbecue sauce. Cook in oven an additional 10 minutes.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 4 meat
    • 3-1/2  fat
    • 1/2 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • The yield on 1-3/4 pound rack of ribs is approximately 12 ounces of meat.
    • If ribs are not falling apart, try this alternative to Step #6. Remove from broiler pan and place over medium coals; brush on barbecue sauce. Cook 10 minutes, turning once after 5 minutes.
    • For pork sandwiches, skip Step #6, pull meat from bones, place in a bowl and stir in the barbecue sauce. Serve on a bun with 1/4-cup coleslaw.
    • For a lower protein diet adjust portion size to match your meal plan.

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My husband just loved it thought it was really great and we have had it about 3 times now.

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