Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Perfect Rainy Day BBQ Ribs

I wasn't even planning on posting this recipe, but it's so incredible that I have to share it.  I'd love for you to enjoy it as much as we do!  After trying ribs a hundred ways, these are the best we've ever made - the most flavorful and ridiculously tender.  I call them "rainy day ribs" because they don't involve a grill at all.  If you're thinking, "What's a rib without a grill?" - just try these one time!  Love.
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Rainy Day BBQ Ribs
By:  Little Mommy

Printable recipe

Serves 2-4 people

1 rack of baby back pork ribs (2-3 pounds)

3 tbsp. water
1 sweet onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, sliced

3 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. onion powder
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 tbsp. paprika
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. white pepper
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. cayenne

barbecue sauce

1.  Combine all of the dry ingredients (from brown sugar to cayenne) in a small bowl.
2.  Cut the slab of ribs into groups of 2-3.
3.  Rub the dry rub onto the meat side of the ribs. (You may want to do this the night before to get even more flavor.)
4.  Put the water, onions, and garlic into the slow cooker.
5.  Stand the ribs up in the slow cooker, with the meat side touching the sides of the slow cooker.
6.  Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.
7.  After 8 hours, line a baking pan with aluminum foil and turn the broiler on low.
8.  Place the ribs on the pan, cover with barbecue sauce, and broil for a few minutes.

(*You may choose to put them on the grill instead of in the broiler...but, only if it isn't rainy!)

Thanks for reading! xo


Crunchy Creamy Sweet said...

Oh my goodness! These look positively delicious! Yum!

Kathe said...

Wow! I'd never know they came out of a crockpot! They look seriously good! I'd love it if you shared this and any other posts at You're Gonna Love It Tuesday at
Have a great day ♥

Alyssa said...

These ribs look so good and I love that they were made in the slow cooker. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

Miz Helen said...

Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen