Lazy Man's Ribs Recipe
- 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
- 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.
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
"Excellent flavor!! The whole family loved these."
"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!"
"The best recipe I've found for ribs. Used smoked paprika. Everything else was followed in the recipe."
"I did not change anything and the family loved them..... This is a KEEPER."
"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"
"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 !!!!!!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Agree with PanieceWhat 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!!"
"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."
"This is the most disgusting thing to ever have tasted.Save your money and time.. ."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"So easy and tasty!"
"We were disappointed in this recipe. Found them too vinegary."
"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"
"Didn't like flavor"
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"I only have two words to say: SOOO Good!"
"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."
"This sauce is amazing and making ribs in the slow cooker makes them falling off the bone tender!"
"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!"
"These do look very good and easy, thanks"
"PS. I didn't have molasses, so I used light corn syrup instead. It worked beautifully with everything else and was absolutely divine!"
"Wow! These were so tremendously delicious that I will be making them again and again and again!!!!"
"these are the easiest ribs to make and the yummiest."
"Sounds like a good recipe, butnot for us way too muchsodium"
"I was wondering if these are spicey?MJM"
"[quote user="lindervip"] how can you adapt this recipe if you don't own a slow-cooker or a crock pot?"
"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."
"how can you adapt this recipe if you don't own a slow-cooker or a crock pot?"