Baby back ribs made in a crockpot, also called a slow cooker, is an easy method of making a home cooked meal. It is possible to let the ribs cook up to 10 hours in the crockpot and still have them taste fall off the bone good. Cover the ribs with a homemade sauce or use your favorite bottle barbecue sauce give the meat a tangy or sweet flavor. Crockpot cooking works well for working parents that do not have time to cook or to make a hot meal without heating up the kitchen.
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp paprika or 1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp dry mustard or 2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 lbs spareribs
1 Tbsp olive oil
1. Combine the balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, mustard, brown sugar, salt pepper in a bowl and mix well.
2. Cut the spare ribs into sections that include three to four ribs to make is easier to serve and eat.
3. Heat a large skillet on the stove over medium heat. Add olive oil to the bottom of the skillet to prevent sticking. Place the spare rib sections into the skillet and brown both sides for approximately 2 minutes.
4. Remove the spare ribs from the skillet and place into the slow cooker. Pour the sauce over top of the ribs, turning the sections to coat both sides.
5. Place the cover on top of the slow cooker and cook for four to six hour on the low setting.
6. Remove the ribs from the slow cooker and serve or place the ribs in the refrigerator for up to three days. Mix extra sauce for dipping, if desired.
Grill cold ribs to heat them thoroughly before serving. Place the ribs onto the hot grill and baste the top with sauce. Flip the ribs after cooking for five minutes and baste the other side. Remove the ribs from the grill and serve once they are fully heated.