- 4 pounds pork baby back ribs, cut into 2-rib portions
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup tomato paste or tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons cold water
- Place ribs in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the onion, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, tomato paste, paprika, Worcestershire, mustard, salt and pepper; pour over ribs. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
- Remove ribs to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer juices to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil.
- Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with ribs. Yield: 4 servings.
Reviews for Slow & Easy Baby Back Ribs
"Not real bbq ribs to my mind. The sauce was blah and I threw it into the garbage. Have the ribs marinating in a rib sauce to hopefully enjoy them. No deep flavor. Rather like the difference between honest to goodness from scratch mac and cheese vs. a box with pasta and some cheese product. Back to dry rubs and wet mopping."
"Easy and delicious! These will be made again soon!!!!!"
"Against my better judgement I tried these. This is just not a good method for ribs. Back to the smoker it is for me. Ribs should never be "fall off the bone". Perfect ribs need a little tug to detach from the bone. I had to fish the bones from the bottom of the crockpot."
"These look amazing! I don't have any ribs on hand right now, but I'm thinking of just using pork chops instead."
"How easy and delicious. I didn't even want to go to the 'trouble' of grilling my ribs today, so I used this recipe. I had everything I needed in the cupboard and refrigerator - great! After 6 hours in the slow cooker, I didn't even need to thicken the sauce with the cornstarch and water - it thickened itself up just fine. I used a liner in my slow cooker to make the clean-up easy too."
"These had to be the best ribs I have ever eaten. They were tasty and tender beyond belief."