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Easy BBQ Ribs

- Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Savory, tender, juicy, and slow-cooked to perfection, this recipe for Easy BBQ Ribs is our newest and best. Made with our homemade Rib Rub and Fancy Barbecue Sauce, this dish is finger-licking good.

Hands-on time: 30 minutes
Total time: 13 hours 45 minutes
Yields: MAKES 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

1 slab baby back pork ribs (3 1/2 to 4 lb.)

Rib Rub, divided

1/2 cup pineapple juice

2 teaspoons rice vinegar

1 teaspoon minced garlic

Fancy Barbecue Sauce

How to Make It

Rinse slab, and pat dry with paper towels. Remove thin membrane from back of ribs by slicing into it with a knife and then pulling it off. (This will make ribs more tender.) Reserve 1/2 Tbsp. Rib Rub; sprinkle both sides of ribs with remaining rub. Wrap ribs in plastic wrap; chill 8 to 12 hours.

Stir together pineapple juice, next 2 ingredients, and reserved 1/2 Tbsp. Rib Rub in a 6 qt. slow cooker. Cut slab in half, and stack halves in slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH 1 hour. Reduce heat to LOW, and cook 4 to 5 hours or until ribs are tender.

Preheat broiler with oven rack 10 inches from heat. Remove ribs from slow cooker, and place in a single layer in a heavy-duty aluminum foil-lined jelly-roll pan. Brush both sides of ribs with Fancy Barbecue Sauce. Broil ribs 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until caramelized. Serve with remaining barbecue sauce.

Cook's Notes:

Ribs may be cooked entirely on LOW for 6 to 7 hours or until tender.

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