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Melt In Your Mouth Crock Pot Ribs

written by Julie Cohn

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For years, I didn’t have a good track record when it came to cooking ribs.  If I cooked them in the oven, they came out too greasy, and if I cooked them on the grill, I burned them beyond recognition…I gave “char-broiled” a whole new meaning!  Not any more!  These Melt In Your Mouth Crock Pot ribs are cooked tender and moist in the crock pot, with a zesty-sweet sauce.  They will truly melt in your mouth!

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I’ve made these for several years now this way, and each time they’ve come out perfect…in fact, my husband has declared them the best ribs he’s ever had!   These are easy to make, easy to clean up, with no risk of burning to a crisp like on the grill.  Also, by standing the ribs on their end, they are not lying in their own fat drippings all day, so are a lot less greasy!  You put them in the crock pot in the morning, go about your day, and by dinner they will literally fall off the bone and into your mouth!

Melt In Your Mouth Crock Pot Ribs

  • 1 Rack of Baby Back Ribs
  • 1 c. Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/8 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 Bottle BBQ Sauce (Your favorite brand)
  • 2 Tbsp. Honey

Wash and pat dry the ribs.  Cut the ribs into sections to fit into the crock pot.  Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, chili powder, onion powder, and cumin together in a small bowl.

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Pat the rub onto the ribs, pushing so the rub sticks to the ribs.

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Use a crockpot liner and put your crock pot on high.  Grab 3-4 small sheets of aluminum foil, crumble them into small balls, and place them in the bottom of the crockpot. Add the ribs, standing the ribs on end on top of the aluminum foil balls, placing the meat facing the walls of the crockpot.  The balls of aluminum foil keep the ribs out of the grease that will drip to the bottom.

Cook for about 5-6 hours.  The ribs are done when the meat falls off the meat easily.   When the ribs are done, preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.  Mix your favorite BBQ sauce with the honey and pour over the ribs.  Place the ribs in the oven for about 5 minutes, just to glaze the ribs with the sauce.  Serve immediately.

Note:  If you are not going to be home all day, cook them on low for 6-8 hours.

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*Seriously, use those crock pot liners, they will save you hours of cleaning.  If you want to try delicious ribs on the grill, try my Firecracker Ribs!

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Amanda Beran 04/03/2019 at 12:05 pm

What setting do you cook them at? High or low?

Julie Cohn 04/03/2019 at 5:04 pm

I do the ribs on high. 🙂

christy mask 04/09/2019 at 6:12 pm

IIf i wasn’t going to be home for 8 hours, should I cook them on low?

Julie Cohn 04/09/2019 at 6:54 pm

Yes, if you are not going to be home all day, cook them on low so they do not dry out.

Krista Lee 07/30/2019 at 2:10 pm

So delish!!! Used to think the only way to make ribs and be delish was to make on the grill. I live in an apt so thats not an option. This is a great recipe for sure. I highly recommend.


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