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"Secret's in the Sauce" BBQ Ribs

A sweet, rich sauce makes these ribs so tender that the meat literally falls off the bones. And the aroma is wonderful. Yum! —Tanya Reid, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
5 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours


  • 4-1/2 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2-1/2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 3/4 cup cherry preserves
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


  • Cut ribs into serving-size pieces; sprinkle with pepper. Place in a
  • 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Combine the remaining ingredients; pour
  • over ribs. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is
  • tender. Serve with sauce. Yield: 5 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 921 calories, 58 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 220 mg cholesterol, 1,402 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 48 g protein.
Wine: Blush Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.