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Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

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Rating: 5/5 5 stars
30 reviews

ready in: over 5 hrs
serves/makes:   6

recipe id: 20266
cook method: crock pot
Baby Back Ribs Recipe
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3/4 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground oregano
1 tablespoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar

4 pounds baby back ribs
1/4 cup barbecue sauce


Combine rub ingredients; mix well. Rub on all sides of ribs. Place ribs upright, meaty side out in 6 qt crockpot. Cover; cook on low for 7-8 hours, or on high for 3 to 3 1/2 hrs.

Remove ribs from crockpot. Brush with bbq sauce. Serve with additional bbq sauce.

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64 calories, 1 grams fat, 15 grams carbohydrates, 1 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in fat.
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Very yummy. Didn't use the white pepper or Cumin but I did you turmeric, 1tsp Also put a little orange juice mixed with barbecue sauce on the bottom.

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Member since: December 11, 2013
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Back back ribs are the perfect summer dish. This rub, complete with an array of flavorful spices, is the perfect complement for a crockpot rib recipe that will leave your family and friends begging for more. The slow-cook method helps all of the spices meld together, creating a rich dish that's great for parties or, because of it's simplicity, a fulfilling meal at the end of a long work day.

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Dec 15, 2013

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the meat was tender, but the flavor was ok. concerned about the lack of no liquid, added 1/4 c. beer. also did not have white pepper. just missed the smoky flavor that ribs should have. will try again, but with different seasonings.

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This was a fantastic recipe, if I could I would add a sixth star, definitely a keeper. I have done this recipe twice now and the only thing I can recommend is that you cut the rack of ribs into groups of 4 to 5 ribs then stack them with meat end up to form a tee pee in the center of the pot, this way they will support each other and not fall into the fat that collects in the bottom of the pot, also I suggest that you brush some BBQ sauce on the ribs before putting them in the crock pot to provide additional moisture.

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Super easy and works perfect every time! I really doubted this recipe but it actually turns the ribs slightly crispy outside and SUPER tender inside. I lightly brush them with BBQ sauce but only because we like BBQ sauce, not because it needs it.

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OMG... 5 stars to be exact.... delicious.... next time I will omit the cumin, it was too much.....wonderful recipe... tender, tender ribs...

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These were PERFECT!!!

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Everyone is exactly right, these will be the best ribs you've ever had. Hands down. No competition. Forget your favorite bbq restaurants you don't need them with this recipe.

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All the reviews made me want to try this recipe and I'm glad I did. It's as excellent as everyone says!

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"The best ribs I've ever had in my life." - That's what my girlfriend told me after I cooked these for her. Holy cow, I will continue using this recipe. They were the best ribs I've ever had in my life too. The ribs were done after about 8 hours cooked on low, and then I covered them in BBQ sauce and put them in a 375 degree oven for about 15 minute. WOW!

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Member since: June 27, 2013
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This is the best recipe ever, fast, easy and delicious!!! I've even used regular pork ribs and they are just as good!! A must try!

Guest at CDKitchen.com

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Made these today, just as everyone said, fall off the bones, juicy, tender. I did not even use any bbq sauce. I put them on slow cook, and they were ready in just under 7 hours. I put a couple of baking potates between the racks and that helped hold them up. Dinner is served... with some coleslaw made earlier!