Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs


We got my daughter’s test back and it was negative! Yeah! She was thrilled. She didn’t think she had it but it is still a bit unnerving knowing that you can have it and be asymptomatic. Now, that she has that down she has also decided to take at least a one semester deferment from college and possibly a year while she decides if she wants to stay at her current college or transfer to a different school. We figure this is the best time to defer with Covid and all learning being online (which is difficult for her). She would not be in the dorms anyway because we are not spending $25,000 for her to live in a room and go to classes online with no direct professor contacts. So, she is looking for a job and opening up her world of possibilities.

We let her choose dinner the other night because she has had a tough week. Ribs are her favorite go to order out meal. I almost never make ribs because I could never seem to get them right until I stumbled across this method. Slow cooker for tenderness and a quick broil in the oven make them perfect.

Verdict: This was so good! The meat fell off the bones and the barbecue sauce caramelized under the broiler but didn’t over cook the ribs. Pick your favorite barbecue sauce to rub on the ribs.

I served this with green beans, baked potatoes, and a garden salad to complete the meal.

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 4-6 pounds bone-in country style pork ribs
  • 12 ounces of Coca-Cola (original, not diet)
  • 1 bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce or homemade
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Spray cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Lightly salt and pepper ribs and then lay in the bottom of the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6- 8 hours or on high for 3 1/2 -4 hours.
  2. Check that the ribs reach a safe internal temp of 145 degrees. Before removing from cooker.
  3. Gently transfer ribs to a sheet pan (discard juice in cooker) covered in aluminum foil. Slather ribs with your favorite barbecue sauce then place them in the oven preheated to 400 degrees for about 3-5 minutes, until the barbecue sauce starts to bubble and caramelize.
  4. Remove pan from oven and serve hot.

16 Comments Add yours

  1. The sauce looks amazing. I bet it was delicious. 👏

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  2. Let's Cook says:

    Awesome Recipe!
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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  3. It is difficult to learn on-line, Marci. I have been struggling with my younger son. I think it is wise to acknowledge a problem and rather defer than end up frustrated and struggling.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks. It has been a tough decision for her but in the end I think she is doing the right thing.

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  4. Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

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  5. Great looking ribs!!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  6. Ryan Stroud says:

    Next time ribs are on sale at the store I’ll have to get some and try this recipe. Ribs and Brisket are my favorites at BBQ joints

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Hope you like them. My daughter loves the meat and if falls off the bones.

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  7. For once I’m ahead of your post. I have a rack of ribs thawed and ready to cook! Did you put the Coke in the crockpot? We enjoyed using root beer as a marinade awhile back, onward with a new soda!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yes. Coke right over the ribs in the slow cooker.

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    2. koolaidmoms says:

      Hope you like it!

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  8. renxkyoko says:

    So easy….. I can taste it.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks!

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