Pork Spareribs in the Crockpot

This time of year it's usually too cold to grill (at least in Virginia/West Virginia).  What if you could have some delicious barbecue ribs without having to fire up the grill (and stand in the cold?).  Enter the slow cooker...yes, even for dry rub ribs!

Barbecue ribs are great all year round, but who wants to go outside and grill when it is freezing?  This recipe lets you enjoy some yummy dry rub ribs, without freezing to fix them!  Bonus:  They cook in the crockpot (slow cooker) so you can just toss them in first thing in the morning and come home to some great ribs for dinner! 

Prep is relatively easy - just remove the membrane from the ribs, and rub in your favorite spice mixture.  If you're short on time, or not sure what to use, there are some great pre-made mixes in the spice aisle at the grocery store, or you can do a combination of brown sugar, paprika, onion powder, cumin, salt and pepper. 

If you hate to scrub your crockpot after using it (like me!) you can line it with aluminum foil first.  Then just add the ribs, meat side down (no water necessary!!).

Cook on low for 8-10 hours (or if you don't have that much time they can be cooked on high for about 4 hours).  You can serve them as is, or with your favorite barbecue sauce.  They go great with some sweet potato fries!  Enjoy!

Click on the image to download a PDF version of the recipe.

Monday, January 22, 2018
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