Ribs are absolutely delicious and a delightful treat when cooked the right way. Making dry rub ribs in slow cooker makes them perfectly tender and flavorful.
It can be pretty intimidating to make, yes, but once you know how to make ribs that fall off the bone in an easy way, then you know that your slow cooker or crock pot is your best friend. Here are seven recipes you can try to cook at home!
Dry Rub Ribs in Slow Cooker: Dr. Pepper Barbecue Ribs
Rub your ribs with salt and pepper, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, and a teaspoon of liquid smoke. Dump in two cups of barbecue sauce and two cans of Dr. Pepper.
Cover it and cook on low for eight hours, and you’re good to go. This pork short ribs recipe is something you never knew you needed.
Root Beer BBQ Ribs
Looking for a unique slow cooker country ribs recipe that stands out from the rest? You can use your favorite root beer and make this dish the star of your dinner!
Start with a rack of pork ribs (about three pounds). Rub them liberally with salt and pepper (about a teaspoon of each). Throw them both in your slow cooker.
Next, pour two cans of your favorite root beer and two cups of your favorite barbecue sauce.
Cook low and slow for five hours or on high for three hours. After that, take the ribs out, pour the liquid out of the slow cooker, and throw them back in on high for another hour. Serve with sauce, and enjoy!
Honey Garlic Ribs
Again, start with pork ribs and rub them with salt and pepper. Mix 10 minced garlic cloves, one teaspoon of allspice, a cup of honey, and half a cup of soy sauce.
Combine the ribs and the sauce and cook on low for eight hours. Take them out, and you’re ready to go!
Classic BBQ Ribs
Perhaps the simplest of all. Salt and pepper your ribs, throw them in the slow cooker and add a few cups of barbecue (your favorite flavor or mix a few).
Set it for six to eight hours on low and enjoy.
Carolina-style BBQ Ribs
Salt and pepper your ribs and throw them in a slow cooker. Mix a cup of yellow mustard, a 1/4 cup of money, a 1/4 cup of light brown sugar, and half a cup of apple cider vinegar.
Add a tablespoon of minced chipotle pepper in adobo, a tablespoon of ketchup, one teaspoon of garlic powder, and two teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce.
Once it’s combined, dump it on the ribs and cook them low and slow for six to eight hours. Your slow cooker country pork ribs will be ready for you and your family to enjoy!
Espresso Barbecue Ribs
If you’re feeling adventurous, try this one. Start the same way by salting and peppering your ribs.
Next, get a pan and combine one-and-a-half cups of ketchup, half a cup of white vinegar, half a cup of apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup of soy sauce, and 1/4 cup of brown sugar.
Heat in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. After about 20 minutes, it should be ready—add in three tablespoons of espresso (or dark coffee) and let it cool.
Finally, dump it over your ribs, cook low and slow for six to eight hours, and you’re good to go.
Sweet Asian BBQ Ribs
Rub your ribs with salt and pepper. In a bowl, combine a cup of brown sugar, a cup of soy sauce, a 1/4 cup of rice vinegar, 1/4 cup of sesame oil, 1/4 cup of minced ginger, six cloves of garlic, and a teaspoon of red pepper flakes.
Combine it all and dump it over the ribs.
Cook them on low for six to eight hours, and then serve these crockpot baby back ribs to your family’s delight!
See? It isn’t too difficult to make some dry rub ribs in slow cooker! It might take a while to cook, but you know it’s worth it once you see how tender the ribs are and how delicious they turn out.
Sources: Washington Post, The Spruce, Delishably, The Recipe Critic, Food Network, Cooktop Cove