Blackened ribs beside caramelized carrots on a sheet pan.

Blackened Ribs with Caramelized Carrots

  • Author: Kristen Stevens | The Endless Meal
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours (mostly hands off time)
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American


Blackened Ribs with Caramelized Carrots is a ridiculously delicious and easy to make dinner recipe. The black and orange color scheme makes it perfect for a fall/ Halloween dinner, but you’re going to want to make them again all winter long.

| gluten-free + refined sugar-free + paleo |



  • 1 rack of pork back ribs
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, black pepper, and sea salt
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 2 lbs. carrots, cut into quarters
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. Turn your oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the ribs on top.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, black pepper, sea salt, and cayenne powder.
  3. Sprinkle the spices over both sides of the ribs and rub them into the meat. Cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil and put it in your oven for 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  4. Toss the carrots with the oil and add them to the baking sheet. Return the baking sheet to the oven uncovered for 15 minutes.
  5. Drizzle the honey over the carrots and ribs and broil for 5 minutes.

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