I Want My Baby Back, Baby Back, Baby Back…CROCKPOT RIBS!

I Want My Baby Back, Baby Back, Baby Back…CROCKPOT RIBS!

I want my baby back, baby back, baby back… CROCKPOT RIBS! Hi Friends! We are preparing our menu for our 4th of July CELEBRATION tomorrow! YUM! We are still planning our traditional  hot dogs and s’mores around the campfire for the kiddos…. but are trying out a new recipe for the adults! Instead of cooking our ribs on the grill, we are cooking them overnight in our CROCKPOT!

We LOVE crockpot meals! We have found that they save us so much TIME and HASSLE. They are especially great for HOLIDAYS and PARTIES. We throw everything together the night before, and allow it to cook overnight without having to worry about cooking a huge feast the next day. That way, we can focus on enjoying ourselves instead of slaving over a hot stove all day!

Plus, clean up is very MINIMAL. Everything is cooked in the crockpot, which ELIMINATES the need to dirty a million pots and pans. Not to mention, the food is ALWAYS delicious and a favorite among our family and friends!

So, here is the RECIPE that we partially found online, and partially came up with on our own. We like to give things our own little twist sometimes!

ribs 4th of july

Putting our rub on the ribs! HEAVENLY!

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs
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  • Rub ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Tony Chachere’s
  • 1 rack back pork ribs, tissue on back removed
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  1. Remove tissue from back of the ribs, use a knife, and it should come off in one piece.
  2. Cut the ribs into 4 sections or so.
  3. Make the rub, by mixing the 6 rub ingredients together. Put the rub onto ribs with hands.
  4. Add ½ cup water to slow cooker, and put ribs in the slow cooker and put the barbecue sauce on at same time.
  5. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.
  6. Brush with a mixture of  barbecue sauce, honey, and drippings from the crockpot
  7. Place on a pan in oven to broil on high for 5-10 minutes to allow the glaze to set.

ribs glaze

*UPDATE: We are happy report that our CROCKPOT RIBS were SUCCESS! They were LICK YA FINGERS, SLAP YA MAMMA AWESOME! HAHA! Seriously, they were tender, juicy, flavorful, and FALLING OFF OF THE BONE! And not to mention, they were so EASY to make and prepare! Once they were fully cooked, we transferred them to our oven to set the glaze. We broiled them on high for 5 minutes and added a mixture of  drippings from the crockpot, barbecue sauce, and honey to the tops. THEY TURNED OUT PERFECT! So, that recipe is DEFINITELY A KEEPER! We loved them so much, that we may never cook ribs on the grill again! 

crockpot ribs success

What are some of your family’s favorite 4th of July meals? We would love to hear all about them! And don’t forget to post your recipes! We will let y’all know how our ribs turn out! 🙂


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