Easy Crock Pot BBQ Ribs aren’t just easy – they are delicious!
Make a quick and delicious dinner with Easy Crock Pot BBQ Ribs. The whole family is going to love them! And you are going to love how easy they are to make.
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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.
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.
For some other easy and delicious crock pot meals try these:
- Crock Pot Balsamic Beef
- Indian Butter Chicken Crock Pot Recipe
- Crock Pot Maple Sugar and Pork Tenderloin
My favorite kitchen items I used to make these EASY CROCKPOT BBQ RIBS:
SLOW COOKER – My favorite one is the classic, the Rival CrockPot. In fact, I love it so much I own three of them. Two 6 qt and one 4 qt.
CROCK POT LINER BAGS – These liner bags are a life saver and make clean up so much easier and faster! Stock up on them!
HOLIDAY SLOW COOKER COOKBOOK – For more delicious slow cooker recipes check out my new cookbook – 100 recipes!
Crock Pot BBQ Ribs Recipe
- 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
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