Barbecue ribs are saucy, tangy, and satisfying, the only thing better are ribs made in a slow cooker, leaving you much of the day to go play.
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.
How to Make Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs
Hi friend, how are you?
I’m super good. I have a trustworthy, old friend.
Her name is slow cooker and she is marvelously efficient and trustworthy. Thanks to her, I had a lazy couple of days and still stuffed my family full of barbecue ribs.
What You’ll Need
-a 3 to 4-pound slab of ribs
-two cups barbecue sauce
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 rarely make it that far.
The husband and son are usually elbow deep in rib bones before I could ask either one to light the grill.
How To Make Ribs in a Slow Cooker
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 massaging your favorite person.
Use a spice rub.
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 Game of Thrones? Do it. You’ve got eight hours:)
Have you ever made barbecue ribs in a slow cooker?
What’s your favorite slow cooker recipe?
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