So, last night I gave y’all a little teaser about what was cookin’ for dinner tonight: Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs. I made the vinegary coleslaw to go with the ribs and man was it delish!
Everyone needs to embrace the crock pot! It makes weeknight dinners or any meal for that matter unbelievably easy. Not to mention, if you use some of the Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners, clean up is a breeze! And they even place an additional purpose in this recipe!
Two birds. One stone.
I started by getting a 2.5 lb rack of beef ribs at the store. Drizzle olive oil over one side then season with garlic powder, cayenne, chili powder, crushed red pepper flakes and kosher salt. Rub the oil and seasoning mixture into the ribs and repeat on the other side. Place into your slow cooker liner, roll it up, and place it in the fridge overnight.
I say season because its a very vague term. Obviously, I like things spicy so I tend to use more cayenne than some. So, season to your liking or even mix up the seasonings a bit. You could add brown sugar, cumin, etc. However, spicy is always better in my book.
The next day, pop the ribs in the crock pot. Since you already have them in the liner, you don’t even have to touch the yucky raw meat soaked aluminum foil or Ziploc bag. Perfect for a rushed Monday morning when you’re struggling to get out the door!
Note: I have a large oval crock pot so the whole rack fit perfectly but if you have a smaller round one you may need to cut the rack in half to make it fit.
Top with half of a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce (I used Sauers Original), cook on low for 6 hours and enjoy the flavors that are wafting through your house when you get home!
These were literally falling off the bone when I went to baste them with the sauce that had accumulated. Add additional BBQ sauce on top for a little added flavor or just enjoy with the sauce they were cooking in.
Tyler had the genius idea to pull them off of the bone and then top them with the coleslaw. It was just like a pulled pork sandwich! He’s so smart!
Fortunately and unfortunately these were so good that there wasn’t anything leftover. That helps my no-room-in-the-fridge-to-store-leftovers problem but means I’ll have to make these again soon!
Now, its time for bed! I was wide awake when I tried to go to bed last night and didn’t fall asleep for over an hour. Why is it I’m ready to get in bed at 10 o’clock on a Friday or Saturday night but am wide awake on Sunday night? Guh.
Hope everyone had a great Monday!