Ingredients: 2 to 3 pounds of baby back ribs or spare ribs 1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce 1/4 cup of brown sugar 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika 1 teaspoon of garlic powder 1 teaspoon of onion powder 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper 1/2 teaspoon of salt Instructions: Prepare the Ribs: If the ribs have a membrane on the back, remove it.
This can be done by loosening a corner with a knife and then pulling it off. This helps the flavors penetrate the meat better. Cut the ribs into manageable sections that will fit into your slow cooker. Season the Ribs: In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and salt to create a dry rub. Rub the spice mixture over the ribs, ensuring they are evenly coated. Slow Cooker Assembly: Pour a small amount of barbecue sauce into the bottom of the slow cooker. Place the seasoned ribs into the slow cooker, stacking them if necessary. Pour the remaining barbecue sauce over the ribs, making sure they are well-coated. Cooking: Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the ribs are tender. Cooking times may vary based on your specific slow cooker. Optional Finishing Touch: If you want to add a grilled texture and caramelization, you can finish the ribs under the broiler or on the grill for a few minutes. Brush them with additional barbecue sauce during this step if desired.
Serve: Carefully remove the ribs from the slow cooker and place them on a serving platter. Optionally, brush with more barbecue sauce before serving. Enjoy: Serve the crockpot barbecue ribs with your favorite side dishes like coleslaw, baked beans, or cornbread.
This recipe allows you to enjoy delicious barbecue ribs with minimal effort. Adjust the seasonings and barbecue sauce to suit your taste preferences.