Crock Pot Baby Back Ribs
Updated: Dec 18, 2019
Just in time for your 4th of July party....The best ribs you will ever eat! The cool thing is...they are made in the Crock Pot! I know it's not exactly health food, but it is holiday food! I promise you this...these ribs will be a huge hit with your guests! My family has eaten a lot of ribs and this is by far the crowd favorite. They are so incredibly tender, and they just fall right off the bone. You will love this recipe and I am excited to share it with you!
Here's what you need: ( for two full racks):
2 racks baby back ribs
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika
1 T garlic powder
For the sauce:
1 cup ketchup (I used sugar free)
1 cup BBQ sauce (I used sugar free)
1 T white vinegar
1 t garlic powder
1 t paprika
1 t onion powder
1 8 oz Coke
Preheat the oven to 400. Cut the racks of ribs into three pieces each. Mix the brown sugar, 1/4 cup paprika, and the 1 T garlic powder together in a bowl. Rub the ribs with salt and pepper to taste first. Then rub the ribs with the brown sugar mixture. Place them on baking sheets and cook in the 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.
While the ribs are in the oven, make your sauce. Mix all ingredients for the sauce, except for the coke. Set one cup of this sauce aside for later. ( put it in the fridge).
With the rest of the sauce, stir in the coke. When the ribs have browned for the 15 minutes in the oven, transfer them to the crock pot, layering the ribs and the sauce till you have poured all of the sauce in the crock pot. Close the crock pot and cook on high for 8 hours. Do not open during cooking time.
When the ribs have cooked in the crock pot for 8 hours, preheat the oven to 375. Very carefully, using tongs, remove the ribs and carefully place them on baking sheets again. They will be very tender! Brush the remaining cup of the sauce you set aside earlier all over the ribs. Cook at 375 for 15 minutes to caramelize the sauce. There you have it!! Fall off the bone goodness! Happy 4th of July friends!