Saturday, October 11, 2008

Crockpot Barbecue Ribs


I don't think ribs are very photogenic...

You will need:

1kg (2.2 lbs) ribs, inner skin removed
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 tbsp hickory liquid smoke
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, sliced
1/2 cup cola (I used diet coke)

Mix the brown sugar, salt, pepper, smoke and garlic together. Use a basting brush and brush it over your ribs, coating generously.

Cut the ribs into 3-4 inch pieces and layer with onions inside your crockpot. Pour the cola over the top. Cover and cook on low heat for 8 hours.

Drain and discard the cooking liquid.

Next, you will need:

1 cup ketchup
3 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Dash of liquid smoke
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp mustard powder
1/2 tsp salt

Whisk the above ingredients together and pour over the ribs in the crockpot. Cover again and simmer for 45 minutes on low, and 15 minutes on high at the end.

I have a non-stick liner in my slow-cooker, but if you don't you can spray some cooking spray in before you toss everything in to prevent an icky sticky mess later on.

We -really- liked these ribs. Martijn was making caveman noises while we ate them. I wasn't sure what to think at first, but then I decided to take it as a compliment.

1 comment:

ryan said...


This is an awesome recipe. Made a few modifications based on what we had available. Used Rootbeer instead of cola, pork sholder blade steaks and some home made bbg sauce that we canned last year. This is definitely a winner. Thanks for all of the great ideas. We miss the two of you and wished that you weren't the family who lived the farthest away.


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