Memorial Day Barbeque Crockpot Ribs

These ribs are amazing and super easy.  During my initial Pinterest binge, once I was FINALLY moved off the waitlist, I found this gem.  With a busy life and a pretty packed schedule, I love myself a good crockpot find.  This recipe uses both the crockpot and the broiler to create the perfect amount of fall-off-the-bone goodness with a little crunch on the outside.  My favorite supermarket, Kroger, sells seasoned racks of ribs at the meat counter which takes a step out of the process and makes it even easier for me to wow guests with my cooking skills.

Crockpot Barbeque Ribs (adapted from Mmm…is for Mommy)

  • 2 lbs seasoned pork baby back ribs (I was able to buy seasoned ribs from the supermarket, but if you can’t find that you can use any of your favorite seasoning to coat the meat before placing it in the crockpot)
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce

Rub your choice of seasoning all over both sides of your ribs.  A nice mixture might include paprika, a little brown sugar, cayenne pepper, and some salt and pepper.  Like I said earlier, I was able to purchase seasoned pork ribs from my supermarket’s meat counter.

Arrange ribs in the slow cooker by standing them up against the wall of the stoneware pot, thicker side down and meaty side against the pot.

Pour barbecue sauce over the ribs, cover and cook for 6-8 hours on low (I did 7 hours and they were perfect).

Once the initial slow cooking is done, carefully remove the ribs and place them on a baking pan which you have lined with foil bone side up.  Set to the side.

Skim any fat that has risen to the top and strain all of the remaining juices from the slow cooker through a mesh strainer into a small saucepan.  Bring to boil and allow to simmer and reduce by about a third, approximately 15 minutes.

Turn on the broiler and place an oven rack about 10 inches below the flame.  Once the broiler is preheated, brush the ribs with sauce and broil for 3 or 4 minutes.

Take them out and very carefully flip them over, brush with sauce and broil again, meat side up, for approximately 7-9 minutes, taking them out once or twice to baste with more sauce.  Serve any remaining sauce on the side with the ribs and ENJOY!!

 

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