Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Crockpot Ribs

My sister has always had a dislike for meat... except for the ribs my mom used to make!

I have a feeling she liked them because they are soooo tender.

See, my sister has a "strange" condition ... she doesn't have some of her adult teeth. They just never developed. So, she went through a period of time when she had her baby teeth pulled and really didn't have many teeth.  Needless to say, chewing meat was out of the picture.

But these... the meat just fell right off the bones.

Oh, so tender.


My mom makes these when ribs go on sale -- it's an easy meal to make.  Take the ribs out of the freezer and boil them.  Then crockpot 'em for 6-8 hours and presto/chango -- you have a delicious dinner.

Mom's Crockpot Ribs - Mom

2-3 lbs. ribs (boneless/bone-in, either is fine)
BBQ Sauce (of your choosing), enough to cover the ribs

Boil the ribs in a large pot of water for 30 minutes (this boils the fat out of them).

Place the ribs in a crockpot, cover with BBQ sauce and 1/4 C water.

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Serve topped with additional sauce --


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  1. Thought I would share a little tidbit. I have made these ribs this way for a couple of years. However, when I boil them, I add garlic powder, salt and black pepper to the water to start the flavoring process. Maybe it doesn't make a difference, but I know we always really liked them.

  2. I LOVE ribs in the crockpot, thanks!! They look great!

  3. I tried ribs in the crockpot for the first time this year and was really happy! they were SO tender - fell right off the bone! I baked mine first instead of boiling. Here is the way I tried it - http://scraphappychelsey.blogspot.com/2010/01/slow-cooker-baby-back-ribs.html

  4. I love recipes that have been passed down. Thanks for reminding me I need to write down a few of my family's favorites.

  5. Such a great summer recipe! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. love using my crockpot no need to heat up kitchen and love this recipe

  7. So easy! I will have to try this with Rudy's bbq sauce. It's from Austin, TX and it's my favorite.

  8. I guess I'm not a big meat person either, because I'm embarrassed to admit that I've never even attempted to make ribs in my entire life. These look so good and so easy....maybe I'll let my husband make them. :)

  9. Just wanted to say I know someone who didn't ever develop adult teeth. She had a mouth full of baby teeth as an adult.

    Love the recipes!

  10. I make these with bonesless country style ribs. Great!!!

    I'd love it if you'd stop by for a visit.


  11. This looks great! I haven't tried ribs before, so it's definitely on my list now. Thanks :)

  12. I'm sure the crockpot does wonders for these! Foolproof ribs. Gotta love that.

  13. Ribs in the crockpot are really yummy! Great family recipe!

  14. Oh yum, I love crockpot ribs, I will have to try boiling them first though.

  15. My husband would love these - I think I might have to try them :)!

  16. Ok! I can't believe something that looks THAT DELICIOUS can be that easy!! YUM! I can't wait to try it out! Thanks for sharing!!

  17. Ditto, ditto, and ditto! These look spectacular!Thanks for linking with Tuesday Tastes! I am so happy to have you! People's Choice polls are open - head over and vote for your favorite when you have a chance!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Dasiy


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