Barbecue Slow Cooker Ribs

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6 servings
13 min

Learn how to make these foolproof Barbecue Slow Cooker Ribs that come out fall-apart-tender each time. The secret to perfect ribs is to cook them in a slow cooker first, baste generously with the sauce and transfer to the oven just for a couple of minutes until the sauce has caramelized and the ribs charred beautifully. An easy recipe for pork ribs that can be customized even further. These ribs are made in just two simple steps: cooked slowly in a Crock-Pot and then in the oven until delicious Barbecue sauce is caramelized.

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Perfect every time and any of your favorite ribs can be used!

If you're looking for more slow cooker dinner recipes try these next: Slow Cooker Massaman Beef Curry, Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada.


Ingredients

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Instructions

Spray the bottom of a 4.5 quart (or bigger) slow cooker with vegetable oil.

Wash, dry, and remove the skin from ribs (see Tips section) and transfer to slow cooker folding the ribs gently.

You can also cut the ribs so it will be easier to take them out later. (see Tips) Season generously with salt and pepper.

In a large bowl combine barbecue sauce, brown sugar, garlic, cayenne.

Pour half of the sauce over the ribs in the slow cooker. Reserve the remaining sauce for later to brush the ribs.

Cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 7 hours until fork-tender. (See Tips)

When cooked, carefully transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. Pour the juices from the slow cooker into the bowl with barbecue sauce.

Stir to combine and baste the ribs generously with the sauce (you may not need to use the whole sauce, reserve for later).

Broil the ribs in the oven for 10 minutes at 425 Fahrenheit until charred and crisp on the outside.

Serve with remaining sauce.

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Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 3 Minutes Total time: 13 min
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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds pork ribs
  • 2 cups Barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 garlic cloves optional, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • vegetable oil for cooking
Instructions

Spray the bottom of a 4.5 quart (or bigger) slow cooker with vegetable oil.
Wash, dry, and remove the skin from ribs and transfer to slow cooker folding the ribs gently. You can also cut the ribs so it will be easier to take them out later. (see notes) Season generously with salt and pepper.
In a large bowl combine barbecue sauce, brown sugar, garlic, cayenne. Pour half of the sauce over the ribs in the slow cooker. Reserve the remaining sauce for later to brush the ribs.
Cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 7 hours until fork-tender. (See notes)
When cooked, carefully transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. Pour the juices from the slow cooker into the bowl with barbecue sauce. Stir to combine and baste the ribs generously with the sauce (you may not need to use the whole sauce, reserve for later). Broil in the oven for 10 minutes at 425 Fahrenheit until charred and crisp on the outside.
Serve with remaining sauce.
Tips
  • Slow Cooker I used for this.
  • Cooking time. HIGH for 3 hours or LOW 7 hours. This is my preferred cooking time as the ribs become tender and stay on the bone without creating a mess. You can also cook these on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW 8-9 hours which will result in very tender and easily fall off the bone ribs.
  • Removing the membrane/skin from the ribs is optional. Some butchers can do that for you or sell ribs that the skin is already removed. The skin can be a little tough sometimes and adds some ‘’chewiness’’ to ribs which in fact is not a bad thing. It is a personal preference how you’d like to do it. By removing the membrane it will guarantee the most tender ribs. How to do it: to remove you’ll need a sharp knife. Slide the knife gently between the ribs and the membrane, pull gently, it should come out easily.
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