Here’s a simple recipe for making CROCKPOT BARBECUE RIBS :
- 2 racks of baby back ribs
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup barbecue sauce (homemade or store-bought)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
- 1/2 cup chicken or beef broth
- Prep the Ribs:
- Start by removing the membrane from the back of the ribs. This helps the flavor penetrate the meat better.
- Season the ribs with salt and pepper on both sides.
- Make the BBQ Sauce:
- In a bowl, mix together the barbecue sauce, brown sugar, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. This creates a flavorful sauce for the ribs.
- Layer in the Crockpot:
- Pour the chicken or beef broth into the bottom of the crockpot.
- Cut the racks of ribs into smaller sections that will fit in the crockpot.
- Dip each section of ribs into the BBQ sauce, making sure they’re coated evenly.
- Layer the sauced ribs in the crockpot, stacking them if necessary. You can brush on additional sauce between layers.
- Cover the crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until the meat is tender and easily pulls away from the bone. The cooking time may vary depending on your crockpot and the size of the ribs.
- Finishing Touches:
- Once the ribs are cooked, you have two options to finish them off: a. Oven Method: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Carefully transfer the cooked ribs to a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Brush on more BBQ sauce and bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until the sauce is caramelized. b. Grilling Method: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Place the cooked ribs on the grill and brush with more sauce. Grill for about 5-10 minutes, flipping and brushing with sauce, until nicely charred.
- Serve and Enjoy:
- Once the ribs are finished cooking in the oven or on the grill, remove them and let them rest for a few minutes.
- Cut the ribs between the bones and serve with extra barbecue sauce on the side.
These Crockpot Barbecue Ribs will be tender, flavorful, and have a delicious smoky taste from the slow cooking process. Enjoy them with your favorite side dishes for a satisfying meal!