Crock Pot Ribs

October 29th, 2011

The days are moving quickly this time of year.  We are packing up and organizing for our trip to Florida.  To be honest I haven’t been doing a lot of cooking.  There has been nothing “blog worthy” to write about.  I found these country style ribs in the freezer and after thawing them, David put a dry rub on them, slathered them with Sweet Baby Rays and put them in the crock pot to cook for seven hours.

We are leaving today to spend a few days with the family.  I love seeing the Grandkids dress up for Halloween.  Rachel is going to be the Statue of Liberty and Cameron will be a red hot chili pepper.

Happy Halloween everybody.  Maybe this “bloody” mess will put you in the spirit.

I have no pictures of the finished ribs.


3 to 4 pounds Country Style Ribs
2 tbls Paprika
3 tbls Brown sugar
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
1 bottle Sweet Baby Rays Barbecue Sauce

Mix together the dry rub ingredients.  Massage them into the ribs.  Place the ribs in a crock pot.  Pour barbecue sauce over them.  Cover and cook on low for about 7 hours.

Remove ribs to foil lined sheet pan.  Pour barbecue sauce into a sauce pan.  Skim fat from surface and cook on medium high heat until sauce is slightly reduced and thickened.  Brush ribs with sauce and either put them under the broiler to brown for a few minutes or grill them briefly.

Printable recipe

16 responses to “Crock Pot Ribs”

  1. Rita says:

    Always wanted to make these in my crockpot, but never did. Happy Hallowee wiht your grandkids and will be looking forward to your posts from Florida.

  2. Big Dude says:

    I can’t think of anything better to discover than a slab of baby backs. When I cater, I often provide Sweet Baby Ray’s as it seems to cover a wide range of taste and it’s highly respected in the BBQ community. I have to believe they were delicious.

  3. Sounds yummy and easy! Have fun this weekend…Let me know when you are back so we can get together for dinner before you guys head back to Florida.

  4. What a great way to make ribs! The rub sounds interesting! Have a nice trip and a great time with your family!


  5. EliFla says:

    HAve a wonderful HAlloween weekend with your family….hugs, Flavia

  6. bellini says:

    Happy Hallowe’en!!!!!

  7. We spent a happy day in Lake Lure several falls ago. We enjoyed pizza on the open porch of a restaurant there overlooking the lake, and of course visited the “rock”. What a beautiful area of NC! We had spent time at the campground for dogs, and visited family in Chapel Hill, and Hendersonville. A lovely, lovely hidden spot.

  8. Grandbabies and Halloween! Have fun!


  9. i haven’t cooked ribs in a crock pot yet but what a great idea.
    happy halloween and have fun with your family!

  10. Barbara says:

    My crock pot is long gone, but I can still admire these ribs!
    Have a safe trip down, Penny!

  11. bellyrina says:

    You say to put into a pan and cook on medium to high heat? Is that in the oven? Do you have a better temperature suggestion too ? and after you do that until the sauce is thickened do you then just switch the broiler on in the oven?

    • Allyson says:

      you want put the ribs onto a sheet pan and separate the sauce, then just put the sauce in a sauce pan on the stove top on medium-high and let it bubble away until it is thick and syrupy. then slather that sauce onto the ribs and broil them. these are delicious! you can also mix regular and smoked-sweet paprika in the rub. yumm!

  12. Lacey says:

    I just want you to know this is, hands down, my family’s favorite recipe for ribs! It is my go-to anytime I want to impress someone! Thank you for sharing.

  13. Marni says:

    Awesome, delicious, kids NEW favorite. I am not a fan of crock pot but cooking just the meat this is an awesome recipe. Don’t forget to put it on the oven to crisp it up.THANK YOU

  14. Natalie says:

    I have boneless country style Angus ribs. Will this reciepe work for them? Everything I come across calls for pork.

  15. Kaybob says:

    Husband really enjoyed these ribs and he is not one to rave about food. Thanks for a delicious, easy crockpot treasure.

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