Slow Cooked Ribs – ★★★★✩


Slow cooker recipes are usually hassle free. This dish while tasty was almost a miss. The original recipe used a smaller crockpot than I own and used. Next time, to avoid the burning and sticky black mess caked on the sides of my crockpot, I will double the recipe to fill my bigger crockpot. There are additional steps after the 7 hours slow cooking and I strongly advise following them. I really believe this would not have won any stars had I not completed the final steps. I do think  I will make this again as the meat was very tender and juicy (literally falling off the bone!) but will not let the sauce burn as it took away from the dish all around. Perry gave it 4 stars and here is why:

These ribs were really tender. They fell right off the bone and almost melted in your mouth. The only problem was that the sauce began to burn before Kelsey had to put them in the oven. For that I knocked off a star because I think these have the potential to be amazing. Kels said she has a plan to make them better next time and I can’t wait!

Serves: 2      


  • 1 1/2 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to taste. Don’t get too crazy though
  • 2 lbs pork baby back ribs 
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • Vegetable oil spray.


  1. In a small bowl mix together paprika, brown sugar, cayenne, salt and pepper.  Rub this mixture all over both sides of your ribs.  
  2. Arrange ribs in the slow cooker by standing them up against the wall of the pot. Set them thicker side down and meaty side against the pot.
  3. Pour barbecue sauce over the ribs, cover and cook for 6-8 hours on low.
  4. After slow cooking, remove the ribs to a baking pan which you have lined with foil and put a rack on, bone side up.
  5. Skim any fat that has risen to the top and strain all of the remaining juices from the slow cooker through a mesh strainer into a small saucepan.  Bring to boil and allow to simmer and reduce by about a third, approximately 15 minutes.  
  6. Put your oven’s broiler on to heat up and make sure that there is an oven rack about 10 inches below the broiler element.  When the broiler is preheated, brush the ribs with sauce and broil for 3 or 4 minutes.  Take them out and very carefully flip them over, brush with sauce and broil again, meat side up, for approximately 9 minutes, taking them out once or twice to baste with more sauce.
  7.  Serve any remaining sauce on the side with the ribs.
  8. Enjoy!

*Original recipe and many more delicious recipes can be found at

**Photo is an original belonging to me


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