Recipe courtesy of Melissa d'Arabian
Perfect Baby Back Ribs
Total:
9 hr 20 min
Active:
5 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
9 hr 20 min
Active:
5 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Special equipment: A large slow cooker (at least 6 quarts)

For the dry rub: Place the salt, smoked and sweet paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, black pepper and cayenne (if using) in a small bowl and mix with a fork until well blended. 

Sprinkle the ribs with the vinegar and rub into the flesh. Rub the dry rub mixture all over the ribs. (This may be done the night before for extra flavor, and placed in the refrigerator.) 

Spray the insert of a large (at least 6 quarts) slow cooker with nonstick spray. Place the ribs in the insert, cutting the racks in half if needed to fit. Pour the beer on the bottom of the insert. Cover and cook on low until the meat is tender but still intact (about 9 hours). 

When the ribs are almost cooked, prepare a grill for high heat. 

Remove the cooked ribs from the slow cooker, blot any excessive (dripping) moisture and place them on the hot grill. Cook until a nice char is formed, 10 to 15 minutes, coating them with BBQ sauce (if using) as they cook.

Cook's Note

This recipe turns amazing ribs into a super-quick meal to prepare! Let the slow cooker do all the work all day, and then just finish them in minutes on the grill. The smoked paprika in the dry rub plus the super-low heat of the slow cooker work together to create a smoky-tender rib that tastes like a lot more work than it is. You may also cook the ribs on high for 4 to 5 hours. And if you don't have a grill, you can still get a decent char by broiling on high for a minute or 2 per side (watch closely as the ribs can burn quickly).

More from:

Summer Parties

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Dry Rub Baby Back Ribs

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Baby Back Ribs

Recipe courtesy of Dave Lieberman

Backyard Baby Back Ribs

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Simple, Perfect Chili

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Perfect Pot Roast

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Perfect Roast Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Who Loves Ya Baby-Back?

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Perfect Roast Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Farmhouse Rules

          10:30am | 9:30c

          Farmhouse Rules

          11:30am | 10:30c

          Farmhouse Rules

          12:30pm | 11:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Chopped

          2pm | 1c

          Chopped

          3pm | 2c

          Chopped

          4pm | 3c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Cooks vs. Cons

          9pm | 8c

          Cooks vs. Cons

          12am | 11c
          powered by PubExchange

          Get Cooking