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slow cooker barbecue ribs

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Penny Hancock
Houston, TX

I tried this the first time and we made ourselves sick from eating so much. Fall off the bone lickin' good!

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For slow cooker barbecue ribs

  • 4 lb
    baby back pork ribs
  • 2 c
    barbecue sauce (i use kc masterpiece)
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 dash
    hot sauce (or more if you like a kick)
  • 1
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bottle
    large italian zesty dressing

How To Make slow cooker barbecue ribs

  • 1
    Cut ribs into large pieces to fit better into Crockpot.
  • 2
    Place the ribs in a large Tupperware container 11x6. Cover the ribs with the whole bottle of Zesty Italian dressing. Cover and marinate overnight.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • 4
    Take marinated ribs and put in a shallow baking pan. Brown in oven 15 minutes. Turn over and brown another 15 minutes. Drain fat.
  • 5
    In a medium bowl, mix together the barbecue sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and salt and pepper. Place ribs in slow cooker. Pour sauce over ribs and turn to coat.
  • 6
    Cover and cook on Low 6 to 8 hours, or until ribs are tender.
  • 7
    Before serving the ribs, I put them on a foil-lined baking sheet, spoon the sauce on them and bake them at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes to caramelize the sauce onto the ribs.