There really is something sacrilegious about making ribs in a crockpot but if you’re like me and can’t make good ribs on the grill, this works! I’ve seen this recipe on the internet for a long, long time and finally decided to try it. It was simple and so very good. You’d swear they were made on the grill ~ well, except for the falling off the bone part. Give them a try!
Crockpot Barbecue Ribs
3 1/2 pounds pork loin back ribs
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 tbsps liquid smoke
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium onion, sliced
1/2 cup cola (not diet)
1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce (I used a whole bottle of Sweet Baby Ray’s ~ I like my ribs saucy!)
Remove inner skin from ribs.
Mix brown sugar, salt, pepper, liquid smoke and garlic; rub mixture into ribs. Cut into 4-inch pieces. Layer ribs and onion in crockpot. Pour cola over ribs.
Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours. Remove ribs from crockpot. Discard liquid in crockpot.
Return ribs to crockpot and pour barbecue sauce over the ribs. Be sure that each rib is covered with sauce. Cook on LOW for 1 more hour.
Makes 4 servings.