Everyone loves a slab of delicious baby back ribs. The kind of ribs that are slathered in delicious BBQ sauce and the tender meat falls right off the bone. Mmmm that’s good! Perhaps you’ve tried a time or two to make ribs at home but you’ve just not been able to get that same tender and delicious result. Here’s the perfect solution – use your slow cooker! Making delicious baby back ribs in your slow cooker is actually very easy, only requires a few ingredients, and the results are absolutely outstanding!
A slab of baby back pork ribs usually weighs between 1.5 and 3 pounds. The smaller slabs are considered to be better as they’re from younger pigs. Also, going with the smaller slabs allows you to get more in your slow cooker.The most common size slow cooker is 5 quarts. By cutting the ribs into segments of 2-4 ribs each, you’ll have no problem getting 2 slabs in a standard 5 quart slow cooker.
Serves: 6 servings
- 3 lbs. (approximately 2 slabs) of baby back pork ribs
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 2 teaspoons allspice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ¾ cup water
- 1½ cups BBQ sauce
- Cut ribs into sections or 2-4 ribs each.
- Mix dry mustard, allspice, salt and pepper and rub into all the ribs. Work it into the meat well!
- Place ribs in slow cooker and pour water over ribs. Set slow cooker to low and let cook for 8 hours.
- Remove ribs from slow cooker and discard water. Pour BBQ sauce into slow cooker and place ribs back in, coating well with the BBQ sauce. Let cook 1 more hour on low.
- Optional Step: Place ribs on a foil lined pan under broiler for 5 minutes to caramelize the sauce and add a bit of char to the ribs.