Ribs and Rub in the Crock Pot
photo by Tim_John
- Ready In:
- 8hrs 5mins
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons paprika
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon cayenne
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 1 slab rib, sliced
- The rub mix will make 2/3 of a cup.
- Scrub the ribs under cold water. Damp dry with paper towel.Sprinkle the rub on both sides of the ribs.Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the tenderness you desire.If you want BBQ sauce on them add 1 hour before they are almost done.All crock pots are different as far as heating temperature Mine is very hot on low and it only takes 6 hours.
Love the Crock Pot method! I split a full rack of St Louis ribs in half, remove the membrane, sprinkle my dry rub then stack the ribs standing up, thick side down, with the meat side pressed up against the wall of the Crock Pot. No water needed the ribs produce lots of liquid. I add BBQ sauce after I pull them out of the Crock Pot. Place them on a sheet pan and put them under the broiler for only 1-2 minutes until the sauce bubbles and looks like a candy apple.
Set this up in the crock pot for my husband`s dinner as I had to be away for the day. As my usual ribs with BBQ sauce required half a sliced onion and half a cup of water in the bottom of the crock pot, that's how I did it. I don't know if the onion and water were necessary or not but my husband said the ribs were excellent and asked me to make them again. He's a bit of a picky eater so I was pleased to know that he liked these ribs with a rub instead of a sugary sauce. Thank you for this recipe!
I made these yesterday, followed the recipe exactly, cooked for 6 hours on low in the crockpot and they turned out delicious. Fall off the bone. Will definitely make again. Next time I want to try it with chipotle instead of the paprika and cayenne. We did not find these too be too spicy. They did have some heat, but not TOO much heat.