Sunday, December 18, 2011

Crock Pot Baby Back Ribs

 I don't about all of you, but I'm a meat eating girl.  I absolutely love delicious, juicy, and tender meat.  And out of all the meat out there, Baby Back Pork Ribs are my FAVORITE!! 

I usually cook mine on the grill outside during the summer, but in Utah I don't get the luxury of being able to BBQ all year round, so I came up with another great way.  The CROCK POT!  My favorite way to cook Pork because it's low, and slow, and turns out delectable!

The great thing about making BBQ in your Crock Pot is that it's super easy and preparation is FAST!  You can either use a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce or make your own.  Either kind is going to make your ribs turn out amazing!  This is seriously the easiest recipe I have ever come up with, and I just know you are going to love it!

2 Tbs. Sweet Paprika
2 Tbs. packed Brown Sugar
1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
Salt and Pepper to Taste
2 Tbs. Dijon Mustard
1tsp. Honey
6 lbs. Baby Back Ribs
3 1/2 cups BBQ sauce

In a small bowl, mix together paprika, brown sugar, cayenne and S&P.  Rub this mixture all over both sides of your ribs well.  Arrange ribs in the slow cooker by standing them up against the wall of the stoneware pot, thicker side down and meaty side against the pot.  Mix together the Dijon mustard, honey, and BBQ sauce.  Pour BBQ mixture over the ribs, cover and cook for 6-8 hours on low.  They will fall apart when finished.

Now here is my favorite part.  YOU CAN'T PASS THIS STEP!!  This is what takes your ribs from delectable to down right extraordinary!!
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.  Place a cooling rack on top of the foil.  Carefully remove your ribs from the crock pot and place on the cooling rack. Preheat the broiler.

Take your sauce that is on the bottom of your slow cooker and place in a pan on the stove over medium heat for 5-10 minutes (you want it to reduce).  Then pour 1/2 of the sauce over your ribs that are on the cooling rack.  Make sure the bone side is up, facing the broiler.

Place the ribs under the broiler and let broil for 3-4 minutes.  Take them out, flip them over and dump the remaining sauce over the other side.  Place back in the broiler for another 3-4 minutes.  Remove from the oven, and let sit for about 10 minutes before diving in.  I promise you are going to eat every last bite!!  Enjoy!!

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