Are you guys ready for the Super Bowl on Sunday? I think it will be a great game: brother against brother, east versus west coast, ribs v. chicken wings, and a dancing linebacker’s swan song against a controversial rookie quarterback. So much fun!
If you’re hosting a get together, or just watching at home, this ribs recipe is super easy and tasty to boot. Let the slow cooker do all the work for you! This recipe is best with baby back ribs, but I made it recently with spare ribs and they were just as delicious– but you might need to let them hang out in the slow cooker for a little longer.
When I made these last weekend, I slow cooked the ribs a couple days before I wanted to serve them and then reheated them through in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes instead of broiling them. So this is another way to go– let the slow cooker do it’s thing on the weekend, and you can have ribs any night of the week.
slow cooker ribs
2-3 racks of baby back (or other cut) pork ribs
1-2 cups of BBQ sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray’s, but here’s a homemade recipe)
1/4-1/2 cup of dry rub (see below)
dry rub: (makes more than you’ll need for the ribs recipe)
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons smoked paprika
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Cut the ribs into 2-3 rib sections and then rub thoroughly with the dry rub. Place in your crock pot and cook on “low” for 6-7 hours. Place ribs on a foil-lined broiler pan and coat with BBQ sauce. Broil for 3-5 minutes until sauce is bubbly. Serve with additional BBQ sauce on the side.