Hi friend, how are you? I’m super good. I have a new best friend, perhaps you know her? Her name is slow cooker and she is marvelously efficient and trustworthy.
Thanks to my slow cooker, I had a lazy couple of days and still stuffed my family full of barbecue ribs.
All you need is a 3-4 pound slab of ribs, a rub, about two cups of barbecue sauce, a slow cooker (I used a six-quart) and eight hours to goof off. Ideally, you’ll finish the ribs for a few minutes on a hot grill to let the barbecue sauce caramelize and get all sticky (you can also do this under a broiler) but my ribs never made it that far. Mr. 47 and Mr. 12 were elbow deep in rib bones before I could ask either one to light the grill.
First, let the slab dry out on a bunch of newspaper or paper towels for a half hour or so.
Get up close and personal like you’re rubbing your man down after he’s had a hard day at work. Instead of a massage oil, use a spice rub, like this one.
Next comes the sauce.
Program your slow cooker to cook for eight hours on low.
Here comes the most important part of the recipe. Go play. What do you want to do?
Take in a ball game?
Climb a small mountain?
Binge watch The Vampire Diaries? Do it. You’ve got eight hours to occupy your time 🙂
Have you ever made barbecue ribs in a slow cooker? What’s your favorite slow cooker recipe? If you like to use your slow cooker, you should check out this recipe, which is my most popular. Or, check out this one.
Have a great day,