Monday, July 8, 2013

Fall-Off-The-Bone Crockpot Ribs

I'm a firm believer that when you're having company you cook what you know. For example, if you're coming over to my house for dinner as a guest you'll likely get some Italian food. It's what I know, it's what I do best, and it's what I feel safe preparing. Conversely, you'll probably not get steak/beef/pork/etc. However, on the 4th of July I made ribs for the first time and had company... so what went wrong here?!

Well, I am now the luckiest girl in the world because my sister and her boyfriend just bought a house 6 minutes away, so at the last minute they decided to come by for dinner as well as my mom. I warned everyone that I had never made this before and I could make no promises to the outcome, but I think we were all beyond pleased. I'll never make ribs any other way. I loved the way the meat literally fell off the bones. When I was lifting them out of the crockpot I noticed a few bones actually fell back into the pot, leaving just the perfectly seasoned meat behind. The BBQ sauce was amazing. I loved the flavors and think that really added a whole new level of flavor here. You can use just plain bottled BBQ sauce if that's what you prefer but it took literally 2 minutes to make this "homemade" sauce and it was delicious. Try this! Try this soon. I know we'll be having this recipe again soon.

Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything


4 pounds pork baby back ribs
salt and pepper
garlic powder, onion powder (about 1/2 teaspoon each)

For the Sauce:
2 cups of your favorite barbecue sauce (I used 1 cup honey barbecue and 1 cup sweet vidalia onion)
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons dried oregano


1- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2-Place ribs in a shallow baking dish and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
3- Bake for 15 minutes and then turn over and bake for 15 more minutes. Drain fat.
4- In a medium bowl combine BBQ sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire, and oregano.
5- Place ribs in a large slow cooker (at least 6 quart). Curl them or cut them in half. Pour sauce on top and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until tender.
6- If you want to carmelize your bbq sauce put them back in the oven for 15 minutes at 400 degrees. 

1 comment:

  1. When I saw this recipe I was so excited because I hadn't fixed ribs in a while nor had I used my slow cooker in a while. I got the chance to make this yesterday and it was oh so good! I did put them in the oven afterwards to "carmelize the bbq sauce" and I loved the way the ribs looked afterwards. They were lip-smacking-finger-licking-good. Thank you so much for this recipe! This is my new ribs go-to recipe.