I have never made ribs before but came across this recipe for the crock pot and thought I would give it a try. http://www.stacymakescents.com/easy-crock-pot-ribs I am so glad I did!! They turned out so well and everyone in the family loves them! Plus it was really easy to make. Took little time and effort in the morning and had a great meal in the evening.
P.S. Check out her 100 Days of No Processed Foods Crock Pot Style http://www.stacymakescents.com/100-days-of-no-processed-meals-crock-pot-style You will not be dissappointed!
Easy Crock Pot Ribs
5 lbs ribs
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons sucanat or brown sugar
5 tablespoons ketchup
¼ cup water
½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon dry mustard
½ teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
Combine garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder and 1 teaspoon salt. Rub into meat. Lay ribs in the bottom of a 5-6 quart greased crock pot. Layer if necessary. In small bowl combine sucanat (brown sugar), ketchup, water, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, paprika, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine. Pour over ribs. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until meat reaches 170 degrees. Remove meat from crock pot and serve.
You can use the remaining juices to make sauce for it, the original recipe calls for you to do so but my family liked it without the sauce so I do not bother with it. If you want to though, leave the juices in the crock pot, add some flour to it to thicken it up and cook for about 30 minutes on high. The original recipe called to add corn starch but we did not like the taste of it.