I work full-time and don't get home until 5:30 so until I get things around to make my dinner it is pretty late. That is why I love using my crockpot! I can come home to an amazing meal. These ribs are so yummy and easy to make. My husband absolutely loved them. He even admitted to sneaking a bite or two before I got home!
Ribs: Sprinkle both sides with the garlic powder and everglades seasoning. Place a paper-towel over top and allow to rest while you make the sauce.
Sauce: Place all ingredients, except chopped bacon and the liquid smoke, in a sauce pan, mix well and heat stirring occasionally do not allow to burn. Once it begins to come to a soft boil, remove from heat, stir in bacon bits, and place the sauce in a bowl or glass measuring cup, cover with saran wrap, set aside. (Do not refrigerate)
Spray your crockpot with cooking spray, place ribs in and sprinkle with the mesquite liquid smoke. I used a cap full. Cook on low for 4 1/2 hours.
Check meat after the 4 1/2 hours, should be a little pink yet, drain the liquid and cover the ribs with the BBQ sauce and cook for another 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
My crockpot cooks a little hotter than normal so you may have to adjust your times or cook until a meat thermometer reads 145°. I must add that your house is going to smell so yummy while this is cooking. Enjoy.