Slow Cooker BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Sometimes, I really really crave a comforting, homemade meal. But sometimes, I am also really really lazy.  This is where my crock pot & recipes like this one are just pure genius.  When a slow cooker recipe has less than 5 steps & requires minimal prep, it is an automatic win for me.  I LOVE BBQ & I love ribs, but I RARELY eat them. In fact, I can't recall the last time I even had ribs.

This recipe is so simple, I promise you won't be able to screw it up. And the results? SO FREAKING GOOD.  The meat literally FALLS off the bones.  I've never made ribs any other way…& I don't ever intend to. My only word of advice, if your meat counter doesn't sell ribs, you can find them frozen in the meat dept. Make sure to thaw the ribs completely before placing in the slow cooker.  Thank you Country Cook for the simple yet super pleasing recipe!

Serves: 2-4 (depends on how many ribs you want to eat in one sitting)
Cook Time acc to me: 5.5 hours
How difficult was this for me? SO freaking easy

1 Rack baby back ribs (2-3lbs)
1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
1 tbsp onion powder
salt & pepper

Season ribs with onion powder, salt & pepper.  Make sure to evenly rub on both sides of the meat. I used a little extra seasoning just to make sure.

Note, on the back of the ribs, you may see something smooth & shiny, that's a membrane (yeah, it kinda grosses me out to think about) but it can be removed by making a small incision into it & removing with your hands. However, most grocery stores sell ribs w/o said gross membrane.  But, some people apparently don't mind it on their ribs. I probably would mind.

OK, once your ribs are seasoned, place them standing up, meat side facing the wall of the slow cooker.
Pour BBQ sauce ALL over the ribs making sure to completely cover the meat side facing the wall. It is important that the ribs be completely covered.
Make sure to save 1/3 cup to serve with the ribs.

Cook ribs for 4-6 hours. The longer they cook, the more tender they will be.  Keep an eye for burning…a little burnt though never hurt anyone. 

Remove from the slow cooker & drizzle remaining BBQ sauce over the ribs.  I microwaved the remaining sauce for 30 seconds to warm it up before covering the ribs.

I'm really lucky to have such a wonderful supervisor.

Serve & Enjoy!

No comments:

Post a Comment