What better way to cook then using my favorite kitchen appliance and one of my favorite things to BBQ for our favorite football food.
A crockpot and ribs is basically all I need. But, even though they are BBQ, I don’t have to stand over a hot grill or stove. I’m all about easy and these just go beyond that.
I’ve been making ribs in the crock pot for several years now because it was so much easier. But, because of the way I laid them in my crock pot, I would have to turn the ribs every 3 hours so that each layer would be cooked evenly.
Not anymore! I put them sideways in my oblong crockpot and now I don’t have to worry about them. They fit perfectly. Make sure the meat side is facing the sides of the crockpot. I use Sams Baby Back Ribs that come prepackaged. Just let them cook on low for about 8 hours and they are almost done.
I also use to put a lot of rub on my ribs, but now I just put a bit of salt, pepper and garlic powder on them before I put them in the crockpot. If you want to put a rub on them before cooking, just make sure you let them stay in the fridge overnight to absorb all those flavors. My Memphis Rub recipe follows below.
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons onion powder
- 2 tablespoons black pepper
- 1 tablespoons salt
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons cumin powder
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 to 4 tablespoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
Mix together and rub on both sides of ribs. Wrap ribs in cellophane and keep in fridge over night. Any extra rub will keep well in a tight container.
After 8 hours of cooking, I will lay them on a broiler pan or cookie sheet covered in foil (for easy clean up) and put them under the broiler for a bit to crisp up the meat a bit. I prefer dry ribs, so I don’t add anything else to my portion. But, hubby loves wet ribs, so, I will brush on his favorite BBQ sauce before putting under the broiler.
They are so moist and fall off the bone finger licking good. They go very well with Southern Coleslaw and baked beans. These are perfect for any party, tailgating or any gathering.
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