Finger Lickin' Good Slow Cooker Ribs

March 5, 2012
Perfectly barbecued ribs are both an art and a science and for most of us, grilling or smoking ribs is an all day process.  So what happens when you are craving ribs but don't have the time?  You make this finger lickin' good recipe in the slow cooker.  Meaty ribs are seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and then slathered in your favorite bbq sauce.  They cook low and slow for eight hours until the meat is tender and falls of the bone.  Do this before leaving to work in the morning and you'll return to one mouthwatering dinner ready to be devoured.
2 Large Slabs of Pork Ribs
¼ Cup Broth (Beef or Chicken-either works fine, you could even use water)
40 oz. Bottle of your favorite BBQ Sauce *I didn’t need that much but it’s what I had and didn’t measure but it leaves extra for dipping.
Salt, Pepper and Garlic Powder to taste
Portion 2 slabs to allow them to fit in the slow-cooker easily.
Season each piece with salt, pepper and onion salt.
Cover bottom of Slow-cooker with BBQ sauce
Add broth. (I only do this so the BBQ sauce doesn’t burn up and this step could possibly be skipped)
Place sectioned/portioned ribs into slow-cooker, brushing them with BBQ sauce as you set them in.
Layer them in so they all fit.
Cook on low for 8-10 hours or until they fall off the bone.
Remove from slow-cooker and transfer them to a foil lined baking sheet.
Brush each portion with BBQ sauce
Broil for 5 minutes or until the sauce starts to bubble and caramelize.
Remove from broiler let cool slightly

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