Monday, February 25, 2013

Slow Cooker BBQ Baby Back Ribs {SRC}

Secret Recipe Club

I cannot believe it is the end of February. I am ready though. After February comes March and March means spring. At least I hope. The end of the month also means it time for the Secret Recipe Club posting. 

This month I had Jenni from The Gingered Whisk.  I seriously could not decide what to make from her site. There were sweets, yeast breads and savory meals that all looked amazing.    

I ended up going with the slow cooker baby back ribs. How can you turn down a meal that takes five minutes to put together?    

We put them in the crock pot before work and eight hours later we came home to a very BBQ smelling home.

I can assure you they turn out so good.  The meat became so tender and simply fell off the bone. Mr. J stopped mid-topic during his first bite and said how delicious they were.  He instantly was dreaming of summertime time when we can finish the process on the grill instead of under the broiler.

Thanks Jenni for such a great dinner!

Note: I halved the recipe for just the two of us with just 3LBs of ribs. I don't think all 6LBs would have fit in my 8-qt crock pot anyway. We both had plenty with two sides and there was another serving for leftovers.
Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6-8 hours
Keywords: slow-cooker entree BBQ
Ingredients (serves 6)
  • 3 Tbsp sweet paprika
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 lb baby back ribs - leave the membrane on, it helps to hold them together
  • 3 C BBQ sauce
In a small bowl, mix together the paprika, brown sugar, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper.

Rub the seasoning mixture all over the ribs, on both sides, until everything is well coated.
Place the ribs inside the crock pot by standing them up against the wall of the pot, thicker side down and meaty side against the pot.

Pour the BBQ sauce over the ribs, cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Very carefully remove the ribs from the crock pot and place them on a baking pan lined with foil, bone side up.

Strain all of the juices that remain in the crock pot into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer and reduce by 1/3, about 15 minutes.

Put your oven's broiler on to high heat, with the broiler pan out 10 inches below the heating element.

When the broiler is preheated, brush the ribs with the sauce and broil for 3-4 minutes.
Take the ribs out and very carefully turn them over (so the meat side is up) brush with sauce and broil for an additional 9 minutes, taking them out once or twice to brush with sauce again.

Serve with remaining sauce on the side.
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  1. Wow, I've never thought of cooking ribs in a crockpot. Not sure why, because after reading your recipe it makes perfect sense. I've cooked just about every other kind of meat in it, why not ribs? Yours looks delicious.

    Thank you so much for being a member of the Secret Recipe Club and sharing your cooking talents with us.

    1. Thank April. I have so much fun each month!

  2. We have always slow cooked our ribs on the grill, bit now I can't wait to try them in the crockpot, they look so yummy.

    1. This is the perfect solution for the winter. A great weekend meal.

  3. Looks like a winner to me! I am sooo hungry right now! :) *drool*

    Happy Reveal Day!

    1. You will be hungry for days. The smell of BBQ lingers :)

  4. I have never cooked baby back ribs--I think I will change that soon. These look delicious.

  5. I'm absolutely drooling over these ribs! simply delicious
    Mary x

  6. I would fall over backwards with happiness if I had a plate of those delicious looking ribs in front of me right now! YUM!!!:-)

    1. Do it! They are so easy to put together. The hardest part was just getting them at the store.

  7. oh yummy! I love ribs! this sounds good.

  8. We love ribs at our house, but usually only eat them in the summer. I think this will go on the menu next week! Great SRC choice :)

  9. Ha! I had the Gingered Whisk in my SRC pick months ago, loved to get her blog!

    You picked a perfect recipe for this time of they year, I am here drooling, although lunch was not too long ago (sigh)

  10. Wow my husband would love this! Would never have thought to use the slow cooker.

  11. These ribs look amazing. :) One of my son's favorite meals. :)

  12. These look really good! I have to dig out my slow cooker so I can try these.

  13. oo i'll have to show this to my BF. he loves ribs but I don't so maybe he will want to make them like this so they are easy to prepare. noms!


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