Saturday, January 9, 2010

Crock Pot Barbecue Ribs

OH we had the yummiest dish for dinner tonight and it couldn't have been easier! I have been trying to make good ribs for years and just haven't had much luck. They have always been okay, just not as good as I would like them. I decided to try them in the crockpot today. Our Food Lion had them on sale for $1.29 per pound (I have seen them as low as .89/lb before and will be stocking up from now on). I fed 5 adults for $5 of meat and had leftovers.

I used Country Style Ribs. These aren't your typical Baby Backs. They are shaped different. This recipe would work fine with the Baby Backs though. The ribs get so tender that they literally fall apart. You have to just pull the bones out of them in the crock pot and be very careful for any small pieces!!

I came up with my own recipe after looking over various recipes online. I am really happy with it and my family approved it for a make again recipe.

Crockpot Barbecue Ribs
4 lbs ribs (I used country style)
1 tsp kosher salt (if you use table salt, go 1/4 tsp less)
3/4 tsp pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp paprika
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup cola (not diet)
2 TBL liquid smoke
2 cups of your favorite barbecue sauce
1 onion, cut in half and sliced

Mix together the salt, pepper, garlic, paprika and brown sugar. Rub this mixture into the ribs and put one layer on the bottom of the crock pot. Top with half of the onion. Layer in the rest of the ribs and once again top with onion. Mix the liquid smoke and cola together and pour around the outside of the ribs and throughout. Try not to pour directly on the ribs so that you don't wash the rub off. Cook on low for 8 hours.

Once they are done, drain the liquid off and top with your favorite barbecue sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray's Honey Barbecue). If you like them spicy you can add some hot sauce too. Stir the ribs to coat. Continue cooking for 1 hour so that the sauce will stick and thicken on the ribs.



Kayte said...

These are a happening thing around here next week. My son loves ribs and I am always searching how to make them, so I think the ingredient list sounds wonderful and I am giving them a try. Thank you for the recipe!

Kayte said...

Making your ribs today! Have them in the crockpot on low and even after 2 hours, it is starting to smell really good in here! Thanks again!

Kayte said...

It was a big hit here tonight with everyone! Thanks so much for the recipe, a keeper, and will make these again this way. Might get brave enough to try your Chinese posts this month. Might. You make them look awfully good in your photos. PF CHANGs is just two miles from me...much too tempting on a regular basis!

Lori said...

Kayte - I am glad that you enjoyed them! I am planning to do them here again next week!! Thanks again for trying them out!