Hello friends and happy Monday, How are you how was your week? I know I have been a little inactive but my job right now is taking center stage in my life. More about that later.
Yesterday I was off and I did some cooking. I made pecan pancakes for breakfast and then I decided to make baby back ribs in the crock pot. I have made them in the crock pot several times. I love them this way. I bought a rack of baby back ribs at the grocery store.
This is the best way to make baby back ribs in my opinion. First of all I make a rub to put on the ribs. I use, 8 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar, 3 Tablespoons of kosher Salt, 1 tablespoon of Chili powder, 1 teaspoon of black pepper and 1 teaspoon of onion powder and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder. This is the amount of rub you use for a double rack of ribs. If you are only cooking a rack of ribs you will only use half of this. Put the other half back for next time or just use double on these and it will still be yummy.
This is a picture of the rub.
First of all I got a rack of baby back ribs. They are a little pricey but sometimes you can get them on sale. Splurge. It’s worth it!!
This is a rack of baby back ribs and it is plenty for me and Mark.
Next I make the rub. See the recipe from above.
I always cut the ribs in two so that I can place them in the crock pot easier.
Next you need to pull the membrane off of the ribs. It is not pleasant but you need to do it. I know that you don’t have to pull the membrane off but it does make them taste so much better. The rub really gets into the meat if you remove the membrane. There are several videos out there helping you to learn to do this. Google it.
Turn the ribs over so the rib part is showing. Take a butter knife and slip under the membrane make a pocket and slip your hand or the knife under the membrane and pull it off of the ribs. Some of the membrane comes off easily, if you are lucky, and some of them don’t. Yesterday I almost had a melt down because I couldn’t get the Fu/c8ing membrane off!!!!! I finally got most of it off.
The trick to cooking these ribs in the crock pot is that you must put them up on their sides so that they are not lying in their own juices because this tends to make them mushy. Don’t add anything to them at this point. Just let the meat cook and use it’s own juices.
Cook the ribs for about 6 hours in a crock pot on low. Check them after 6 hours and see if they are getting done. I think 6 hours is usually plenty of time. My recipe called for 8 hours but that is usually too long. I always check them after 6 hours.
After you take the ribs out of the crock pot place them on a pan and brush them with barbecue sauce and put them under the broiler in the oven for just a couple of minutes and they will taste yummy!!!!
So the ribs turned out pretty well. They were tasty. I have made better but these were good too.
Love your day your way!!!!