There is one word to describe today’s recipe:
O.K., so may be there are two words – EASY and DELICIOUS!
I have mentioned before that I was late to the game as far as crock pot cooking goes. I own two of them and for years they sat on a shelf in the back of my closet, unused and lonely. A year or so ago I decided to pull that baby out and start using it. How I wish I had done it when I had young kids at home.
Cooking in a crock pot can simplify your meal planning and meal preparation so much. Especially today’s recipe.
It doesn’t get much easier than this recipe. You start with a rack of baby back ribs. They are also called St. Louis style spareribs.
First, I rubbed them with a mixture of paprika, brown sugar, salt and pepper.
Just use your fingers to rub it into the meaty side of the ribs.
Place your ribs into the crock pot with the meaty side against the inside wall.
Then cover the ribs with 2 -3 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce. I use Sweet Baby Rays or whatever happens to be in my refrigerator.
Then just put the lid on, turn the crock pot on low. Set it for 4-5 hours and let it cook. Cook until the meat is falling off the bone! Remove them from the crock pot and let them sit for about 15 minutes (cover in foil.) Use a sharp knife to cut the ribs apart, just cut between the bones into the meaty section.
I like to pile them up on a plate and then use some of the leftover sauce to glaze them with a bit.
Like I said – EASY and DELICIOUS! You can see how easy it is, guess you will just have to trust me on the delicious part until you try it yourself. You should definitely try it yourself.
So get out that crockpot and let it do the work for you. Throw your ribs and sauce in the crock pot in the early afternoon and you’ll have dinner ready when you are. If the ribs are done before you are ready to eat I just wrapped them up in foil and put them in my oven at 150 degrees to keep them warm.
So get out that crock pot!
For some other easy and delicious crock pot meals try these:
For a list of where I Link Up each week go here
- 2 Tbsp paprika
- 2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp kosher salt
- 1/2 Tbsp ground black pepper
- 5-6 lb.s baby back ribs
- 2-3 C favorite barbeque sauce
- Combine paprika, brown sugar, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
- Rub the mixture over the meaty side of the ribs
- Place ribs in slow cooker standing them upright with the meaty side against the wall of the cooker.
- Pour the barbecue sauce over the ribs
- Cook on low for 4-5 hours until tender
- Remove ribs and allow to sit for 15 minutes (cover with foil)
- Cut ribs apart
- Cover with bbq sauce left in cooker if desired
adapted from Cook’s Illustrated