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Lazy Man's Ribs Recipe

Lazy Man's Ribs Recipe

I'll have to admit these ribs are finger-lickin' good and fall-off-the-bone tender! I've made them for a lot of my buddies—including my preacher—and some have even suggested that I try bottling my sauce and selling it to the public! —Allan Stackhouse Jr., Jennings, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 pounds pork baby back ribs, cut into eight pieces
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 1 teaspoon stone-ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Liquid Smoke, optional
  • Dash salt
  • 5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water

Directions

  • 1. Rub ribs with Cajun seasoning. Layer ribs and onion in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, orange juice, vinegar, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, barbecue sauce, mustard, paprika, garlic powder, Liquid Smoke if desired and salt. Pour over ribs. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 2. Remove ribs and keep warm. Strain cooking juices and skim fat; transfer to a small saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with ribs. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 753 calories, 39g fat (14g saturated fat), 153mg cholesterol, 1335mg sodium, 70g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 2g fiber), 33g protein

Reviews for Lazy Man's Ribs

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astarzynski@new.rr.com
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2016

"Excellent flavor!! The whole family loved these."

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mbdumee@gmail.com
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"Best recipe I've found for crock pot ribs! The sauce is amazing and though it does require up-front work, the dinner hour is easy. We love to use leftover sauce and ribs to make a BBQ pizza. Just use leftover sauce on top of the crust of your choice. Top sauce with monterey jack cheese, corn, red onion, and ribs. Voila; you get two meals out of this delicious recipe!"

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mumsay
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2015

"The best recipe I've found for ribs. Used smoked paprika. Everything else was followed in the recipe."

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Vick0755
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2014

"I did not change anything and the family loved them..... This is a KEEPER."

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jetdawg
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014 Edited Jun. 19, 2015

"Just made these ribs, and let me tell you, these were some of the BEST ribs I have ever eaten! The meat fell off the bone, and the sauce was wonderful. I think I will use the sauce for my pulled pork recipe, in the future. I did not use the liquid smoke. This recipe is a keeper, and I will be making it again, and again! YUM"

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gucci65
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2014

"I make these ribs all the time. I love how they fall off the bone !!!! I never use liquid smoke. You don't need it !!!!. Delicous recipe and very easy !!!!!!"

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ATTR911
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2014

"SOUNDS DELISH"

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Sage5307
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2014

"I have been making western cut pork ribs in the slow cooker for at least 20 years - but I dont put a rub or sauce on them - I add a can of chicken broth, black pepper, garlic, 2 bay leaves and 2 huge sliced onions and cook on low for about 6 hours. I take out the ribs, and keep the broth to make French Onion soup with later (freeze it). Then I just use a 3 parts Chinese Sweet and Sour sauce with 1 part Olde Cape Cod BBQ & Grilling Sauce (original) and mix it togher - it tastes a lot like Hog Heaven's BBQ sauce. When youre ready to serve, put the ribs with some sauce on them in the oven on a cookie sheet at 450 degrees for about 10-15 minutes."

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Papa Bob
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2014

"Well, Patrick, I happen to like " fall off the bone tender ribs." Good job. And I must agree with Chefjm about the TBS of BBQ sauce."

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Uncle Patrick
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2014

"I have had this recipe since June of 2008. It was great then, and is still to this day. Fall off the bone not good enough for you? That's why it is called Lazy Man's Ribs."

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Chefjm
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2014

"Agree with Paniece

What difference could.a tablespoon of barbeque sauce make in a BBQ recipe??? Also why buy a whole bottle for 1 tablespoon might as well use whole bottle instead!!"

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ChocolateSushi
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2014

"So..... What is the cooking method for these exactly? Nm I finally saw it. Hmm I'd be careful that you don't turn your ribs mushy. Fall off the bone means they are over cooked. I would definitely cook them less in the slow cooker and finish off in the oven to set the sauce."

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voegs
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2014

"This is the most disgusting thing to ever have tasted.Save your money and time.. ."

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rebelwithoutaclue
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2014

"Well done Alan. If you don't have a smoker this is a good easy method. Remember, proper ribs should NEVER be fall off the bone tender. The perfect rib takes just a small tug to get the meat off the bone. Your sauce is very good."

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mygirlprincess
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

"Just so so. Had to cook ribs an hour longer on high and didn't get the same tenderness as when roasting them in the oven. Used a chipolte rub instead of the cajun. Sauce was tastey."

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JGa2595176
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"One of my go to meals for company. Fabulous and tasty, and once it's in the crockpot it's a breeze! THANKS for posting!"

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TeresaWitt
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2013

"So easy and tasty!"

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parksville
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2012

"We were disappointed in this recipe. Found them too vinegary."

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paniece
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2012

"Just wanted to make a comment. My BBQ recipe is almost identical to my recipe. Differences are, I don't use the cajun seasoning as we don't care for the taste of it., I dice my onion very fine, In place of molasses, I use 2/3 cup brown sugar. And I don't use the 1 tsp. BBQ sauce, because this recipe IS the BBQ sauce"

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wmccallum
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2012

"Didn't like flavor"

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brlgirl
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"Made this with some of the ribs my husband brings home after his hunting trips. They were so very tender (fall off the bone tender) and the sauce is wonderful."

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Springscook
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"Delicious!"

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jmkasprak
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"The sauce was good, not great, but I did like the orange juice in it. I thought there were too many ingredients, and I didn't like the onions at all. I prefer to bake my ribs at 325 for 2 hours, then drain the fat before basting with sauce. I think it's a texture issue for me with the slow cooker."

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dilbert098
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"Had a chef tell me to boil ribs and peel the membrane off the back of them before cooking them.. wish I hadn't with this recipe, the meat fell off the bones while I was taking it out of the slow cooker. The sauce is delicious. I won't need another rib recipe EVER! Truly the best, thank you for sharing!"

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Katielabonte
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"I only have two words to say: SOOO Good!"

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HollyLlama1980
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"Super yummy! I didn't have molasses so I subbed maple syrup. Very good. Ribs were literally falling off of the bone. Can't wait to make them again."

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emilys1006
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2011

"This sauce is amazing and making ribs in the slow cooker makes them falling off the bone tender!"

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chicca1372001
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

"Absolutely easy to make and loved it! Will make it again in the future and am planning on making the BBQ sauce separately for other meals. Next time I will allow another hour to cook, as I used Pork Shoulder and it was not quite fall off the bone tender, but still delicious."

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Barbeezz
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"Very, very good, EXCELLENT, my guests asked for recipe. You know when they ask for the recipe, it's good! I used Toni Chachere's Creole season because that's what I had on hand to use and because I'm also lazy, I mixed corn startch whith water and added to BBQ sauce mix and let it cook in the crock pot, the sauce thicken up beautifully! A keeper recipe, Thanks!"

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kelticwm
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2010

"Delicious, fast, no worry in the crockpot meal. I supstuted Pork Shoulder and made pulled Pork Sandwaches. yum!"

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plumcrazy__Alta
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"These do look very good and easy, thanks"

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williamsegraves
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"PS. I didn't have molasses, so I used light corn syrup instead. It worked beautifully with everything else and was absolutely divine!"

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williamsegraves
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"Wow! These were so tremendously delicious that I will be making them again and again and again!!!!"

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hotanse
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2010

"these are the easiest ribs to make and the yummiest."

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Schots
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2009

"Sounds like a good recipe, but

not for us way too much
sodium"

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mjmolinari
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2009

"I was wondering if these are spicey?

MJM"

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chaser99
Reviewed May. 18, 2009

"[quote user="lindervip"] how can you adapt this recipe if you don't own a slow-cooker or a crock pot?"

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Careaga
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2009

"I just made this recipe and absolutely loved it. I did substitute guava juice for the orange juice because that is what I had available. The thickened sauce really added a great taste."

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denisewellman
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2009

"My husband refuses to eat anything cooked in a crockpot. UNTIL NOW!!! This is an EXCELLENT recipe. I didn't use the liquid smoke or make the sauce at the end. Didn't need to. It was delicious and my kids loved it too! Finally a recipe that came out good from my crockpot! Thank you!dwellman"

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twinkle8o3
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2009

"[quote user="kqholmes"]

I use a 2-3 pound pork loin/pork roast and shredd the meat after cooking @6 hours for a fantastic pulled pork sandwich. But don't use the water & cornstarch.
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 I did this and it turned out great!  Thanks! "

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kqholmes
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2008

"I use a 2-3 pound pork loin/pork roast and shredd the meat after cooking @6 hours for a fantastic pulled pork sandwich. But don't use the water & cornstarch."

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lindervip
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2008

"how can you adapt this recipe if you don't own a slow-cooker or a crock pot?"

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