Last week one of the grocery stores I shop at had ribs on sale. I got 2 decent size racks of ribs for around $10… the dilemma was how to cook them. I thought I would cook them in the crock pot and then throw them on the grill for a few minutes to brown them up.
Both racks were eaten in one meal. The meat was so tender it was literally falling off the bone making grilling them a little interesting for Chris but they ended up well worth any aggravation!
Here are the ingredients I used.
I removed the “membrane” from the back of the ribs before cutting each rack in half.
In a small bowl I mixed together the paprika, cayenne, salt, pepper, garlic powder, brown sugar and cumin to make a “rub.”
I “rubbed” this mixture onto both sides of the prepared ribs.
Placed them in the crock pot, upright and with the bone side down, and cooked them on low heat for about 6 hours.
After the 6 hours, we removed them from the crock pot and transferred the ribs to the grill and cooked on high heat for about 10 minutes, brushing them with a Smokehouse BBQ sauce until they were very browned and the sauce was starting to caramelize.
I served them with some baked potatoes and fixings and some sliced veggies!
Crock Pot BBQ Ribs
Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 6 hours + 10 – 15 minutes Servings: 2 – 4
- 2 large racks of ribs
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp. paprika
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne
- 3 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup Smokehouse BBQ sauce
- Remove membrane from back of ribs and cut in half.
- In small bowl, mix together brown sugar, paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder cumin and salt and pepper to make rub.
- “Rub” mixture onto both sides of ribs, making sure they are fully coated.
- Place ribs in crock pot, upright and with bone side down.
- Cook on low for about 6 hours.
- Remove from crock pot and grill on high heat until desired brownness and sauce is starting to caramelize.
- Serve and enjoy….. with lots of napkins!!!