HOW TO MAKE CROCKPOT-BARBECUE-RIBS
Preparation time: 15 minutes.
Cooking time: 4-9 hours (depending on desired tenderness).
Total time: 4 hours 15 minutes to 9 hours 15 minutes.
Servings: 4-6 servings (depending on portion size and appetite).
Delicious, tender and finger-licking barbecue ribs are a classic crowd-pleaser, and with this Crockpot Barbecue Ribs recipe, you can easily achieve that mouthwatering flavor and fall-off-the-bone texture without much effort. Whether you’re planning a family dinner, a backyard gathering, or simply craving a hearty and satisfying meal, these slow-cooked ribs will surely hit the spot.
The beauty of using a crockpot for cooking ribs lies in the convenience and hands-off nature of the process. By allowing the ribs to simmer in a flavorful homemade barbecue sauce for hours, the meat becomes incredibly tender, effortlessly releasing its flavors and juices. This recipe takes advantage of the crockpot’s magic, providing you with juicy and succulent ribs that are sure to impress your guests or satisfy even the most discerning barbecue lover. The preparation is straightforward and doesn’t require any culinary expertise. A simple combination of barbecue sauce, brown sugar, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and a touch of cayenne pepper (if desired) forms the base of the rich and tangy sauce that will coat the ribs as they cook. Once mixed together in a zip-top bag, the sauce is needed to ensure every rib gets a generous coating. Then, it’s a matter of transferring the ribs and sauce to the crockpot, where the magic happens.
The slow cooking process is what truly sets this recipe apart. The crockpot allows the flavors to meld together and permeate the meat, resulting in ribs that are tender enough to effortlessly slide off the bone. The cooking time can be adjusted to your preference, ranging from 4 to 9 hours. Whether you prefer meat that falls off the bone or stays on for a more satisfying bite, this recipe accommodates both options. As the ribs cook, your kitchen will be filled with the enticing aroma of barbecue, building anticipation for the mouthwatering feast to come. Once the cooking time is complete, all that’s left to do is serve the ribs with a side of the remaining barbecue sauce for those who want an extra punch of flavor.
So, if you’re looking to elevate your barbecue game or simply indulge in a delicious and fuss-free meal, this Crockpot Barbecue Ribs recipe is a must-try. Embrace the slow cooking method, let the flavors meld together, and savor the satisfaction of sinking your teeth into perfectly cooked ribs. Get ready to impress your family and friends with this irresistible dish that will have them coming back for seconds and asking for the recipe.
2 cups of barbecue sauce.
2 teaspoons of brown sugar.
3 cloves of garlic, minced.
2 tsps. of Worcestershire sauce.
1 tsp. of cayenne pepper (optional).
4-5 pounds of baby back ribs.
to start, pour the barbecue sauce into a zip-top bag. Then, add the brown sugar, minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne pepper (if desired).
Then, seal the bag tightly with the zip closure and use your hands to knead and mix the sauce ingredients together thoroughly, and once mixed, open the bag and place the ribs inside.
After that, securely close the bag and shake it vigorously to ensure the ribs are completely coated with the sauce. Next, spray the inner part of the crock pot with a non-stick cooking spray.
Next, open the bag and transfer the ribs into the crock pot. Then, pour half of the sauce from the bag over the ribs, ensuring they are well-covered with the sauce.
For tender, fall-off-the-bone meat, cook the ribs over high heat in the crock pot for 4 to 5 hours. This will allow the meat to easily separate from the bones. Alternatively, if you prefer the meat to remain on the bone but still want it to be very tender, cook the ribs on low heat for 9 hours.
The longer cooking time will ensure that the meat is cooked to perfection. If you prefer lean meat and want it to be boneless, cook the ribs on low heat for 7 hours until the meat easily falls off the bone. Adjust the cooking time based on your desired level of tenderness and preference.
Ensure that there is additional sauce available on the table so that everyone can choose to add more sauce according to their preference. This allows each person to customize the amount of sauce they desire for their ribs.
Tips and Variations for Crockpot Barbecue Ribs:
Use high-quality ribs for the best flavor and tenderness.
Experiment with the barbecue sauce by adding spices or sweeteners to customize the flavor.
Consider precooking the ribs before placing them in the crockpot for added flavor.
Adjust the heat level by adding more cayenne pepper or hot sauce to the sauce.
Marinate the ribs overnight for enhanced flavor.
Baste the ribs with sauce during cooking for extra moisture and flavor.
For a caramelized finish, transfer the cooked ribs to a preheated grill.
So, get ready to dig in and unleash your inner carnivorous cravings because these crockpot barbecue ribs are here to satisfy your hunger and make your taste buds do the happy dance. Enjoy, and remember to keep some napkins handy for that inevitable messy, saucy goodness!!