Are you ready for a mouthwatering barbecue experience like no other? Look no further! Our Easy Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs will leave you craving for more. Imagine coming home to sticky, fall-apart ribs that have been slow-cooked to perfection. Let your slow cooker do all the work while you relax and unwind. It’s time to indulge in a symphony of flavors that will transport you to barbecue heaven.
The Secret to Tender, Sticky Ribs
The key to the incredible deliciousness of these ribs lies in our secret marinade. Packed with a delicious kick of garlic, it takes these ribs to a whole new level. While the oven is usually our go-to for oven-baked ribs, the slow cooker has become our favorite kitchen tool. Its magic lies in breaking down the connective tissues, resulting in fall-apart, tender ribs that will have you swooning.
The beauty of Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs is that they are perfect for any time of the year. It’s a foolproof method that guarantees succulent, flavorful ribs every time. After slow cooking, we brush on a mouthwatering barbecue sauce glaze with a kick of garlic and optional Cayenne for a subtle heat. Then, we broil them for an extra two minutes until the edges are bubbling, charred, and irresistibly crispy. Trust us; these will be the best ribs you’ve ever tasted.
The Perfect Ribs Recipe
We take our ribs seriously, which is why we smother them in sauce while slow cooking and then coat them in sauce once more before they hit the broiler. This double-sauce technique creates the stickiest glaze while giving those edges a tantalizing char. We even pour all the flavorful juices from the slow cooker bowl into the remaining sauce to ensure maximum flavor infusion.
- Barbecue sauce
- Worcestershire sauce
- Brown sugar
- Cayenne (optional for those who crave a spicy kick)
Simply mix all the ingredients together and generously brush the sauce all over the meat. Allow the magic to unfold as the flavors meld and intensify while slow cooking.
How to Cook Ribs in a Slow Cooker
In this recipe, we offer different cook times depending on your desired result. Choose between the following options:
- LOW: 7 HOURS / HIGH: 3 HOURS – Soft ribs that stay on the bone.
- LOW: 9 HOURS / HIGH: 4-5 HOURS – Tender, fall-apart ribs that melt in your mouth like butter.
Once you’ve selected your cook time, simply place the ribs in the bowl of a 6-qt slow cooker and pour the sauce all over, ensuring even coverage. Allow the slow cooker to work its magic. When the ribs are done, transfer them to an oven tray and generously baste them with the remaining sauce/juices mixture. Finally, broil (or grill) for 5-10 minutes until the edges are beautifully charred and bubbling.
How to Remove the Membrane from Ribs Before Cooking
For an even more enhanced flavor experience, we recommend removing the membrane from the back of the ribs. While not essential, it allows the sauce to penetrate the meat more effectively, resulting in an explosion of flavors. Here’s how you can do it:
- Slide a fork or a blunt knife under the membrane at one end of the rack, lifting it off the bone until it starts to tear.
- Use a paper towel to grip the edge of the membrane and pull it off. It may come off in one piece or tear into smaller fragments.
Watch this helpful video for a visual guide on membrane removal.
More Pork Recipes to Love
If you’re a fan of pork, we have more delicious recipes for you to try. From succulent Pork Chops with Creamy Mushroom Sauce to the irresistible Easy Honey Garlic Pork Carnitas, our recipes are sure to delight your taste buds. Expand your pork repertoire and savor the magic of flavors.
Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs on Video!
Curious to see how these Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs come together? Watch our video below and get ready to be amazed. It’s time to experience barbecue bliss firsthand!
Remember, you can always find more mouthwatering recipes and cooking inspiration at Ekilove. Happy cooking!