baby back ribs 1Calling all rib lovers!!  This recipe is for you. This is my dad’s rib recipe, and it is so fall off the bone good that you are not going to make any other rib recipe ever again.  He cooks the ribs in a slow cooker first (which adds to the ease of making them and keeps them oh so moist) and then he finishes them in the oven to carmelize the barbecue sauce.  Everyone in my family loves this recipe; we are excited when he makes them for Sunday lunch.  While we are eating his ribs, we often tell him he should enter some barbecue contests.  Maybe someday he will.  baby-back-ribs-2Now go out and buy a couple of racks of ribs, get out your slow cooker, and wow your family and friends.

Start by mixing the spices in a bowl for the dry rub. Mix 1/3 cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of paprika, 1 1/2 teaspoons of chili powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, 1 teaspoon of ground oregano, 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar.  

mixing spices for the rubNext get out the 2 racks of baby back ribs and remove the skin from the back of the ribs. Start at the small end and try to peel up a start with a knife and then keep peeling.

removing skin from ribsNow spread the spices on both sides of the ribs and discard the remaining rub . 

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ribs covered with dry rubNow place the ribs in the slow cooker. You may have to cut them in pieces depending on the size of your cooker.

ribs in the crock potNow cook them on high for 5 – 5 1/2 hours. Then remove them from the slow cooker and put them on a foil lined baking sheet where you will spread on your favorite bbq sauce on the top side of the ribs. Note: be careful as you remove them from the slow cooker since they are so tender they will fall apart.

sauce on ribsBake them in an oven that is preheated to 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.  Now it is time to enjoy some great ribs!

Baby Back Ribs

Ingredients

  • 2 baby back rib racks (2.5-3.5 pounds each)
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of ground oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce

Instructions

  1. Start by mixing the spices in a bowl for the dry rub. Mix 1/3 cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of paprika, 1 1/2 teaspoons of chili powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, 1 teaspoon of ground oregano, 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar.
  2. Next get out the 2 racks of baby back ribs and remove the skin from the back of the ribs. Start at the small end and try to peel up a start with a knife and then keep peeling.
  3. Now spread the spices on both sides of the ribs and discard the remaining rub.
  4. Now place the ribs in the slow cooker. You may have to cut them in pieces depending on the size of your cooker.
  5. Now cook them on high for 5 - 5 1/2 hours. Then remove them from the slow cooker and put them on a foil lined baking sheet where you will spread on your favorite bbq sauce on the top side of the ribs. Note: be careful as you remove them from the slow cooker since they are so tender they will fall apart.
  6. Bake them in an oven that is preheated to 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
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