BBQ ribs in the Crockpot
Yeah...I know...I wondered too if they would be as good as those done on the grill, but the Mister and I LOVED them. They are so easy to make and come out incredibly tender.
I tweaked a couple of the recipes I was looking at and here is my version.
Crock Pot BBQ Ribs
One rack of extra meaty pork ribs
One jar of Sweet Baby Ray's Hickory & Brown Sugar BBQ sauce (or your favorite sauce)
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 T paprika
1/2 t. ground red pepper (or to taste-we like 'em spicy)
1/2 t garlic powder
1/4 t salt and 1/4 t pepper
1/2 T chili powder
Cut up your rib section into quarters. You can leave the membrane on the back, as it helps to hold the ribs together during the long cooking process. Place the ribs sections on a plate or waxed paper.
Mix the rub ingredients all together, then slather the ribs with mixture. You can do this the night before, wrap them up and refrigerate, but I just did it right before I placed them in the slow cooker.
Place the rib sections so that they lean again the sides of the slow cooker. Don't just lay them in the bottom on top of each other.
Pour 3/4 of the bottle of BBQ sauce over the ribs, making sure to drizzle as much as possible on the ribs themselves. Reserve the rest for extra dipping sauce at the table. Set your slow cooker to High and cook for 5 hours or Low for 7 hours. I used the high temp.
If you are home, baste the ribs occasionally with the BBQ sauce.
Several of the recipes I saw said to take the ribs out and broil them quickly before serving. Mine looked fantastic as they were, so I did skip this step. We used the additional sauce for dippin' at the table.
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