Slow Cooker Memphis-Style Ribs Recipe

Slow Cooker Memphis-Style Ribs Recipe
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Slow Cooker Memphis-Style Ribs Recipe

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After my dad and I had dinner at the legendary Rendezvous Restaurant, I was inspired to create a slow-cooked version of tasty dry-rub Memphis ribs. Smoked paprika in the rub mimics the flavor the ribs would get from grilling over hot coals. —Matthew Hass, Franklin, Wisconsin
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 racks pork baby back ribs (about 5 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions

Combine vinegar and water; brush over ribs. Pour remaining vinegar mixture into a 6-qt. slow cooker. Mix together remaining ingredients, reserving half. Sprinkle ribs with remaining seasoning blend. Cut into serving-size pieces; transfer to slow cooker.
Cook, covered, on low until tender, 5-6 hours. Remove ribs; skim fat from cooking juices. Using a clean brush, brush ribs generously with skimmed cooking juices; sprinkle with reserved seasoning. Serve ribs with remaining juices. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Slow Cooker Memphis-Style Ribs in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2017, p42

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 racks pork baby back ribs (about 5 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  1. Combine vinegar and water; brush over ribs. Pour remaining vinegar mixture into a 6-qt. slow cooker. Mix together remaining ingredients, reserving half. Sprinkle ribs with remaining seasoning blend. Cut into serving-size pieces; transfer to slow cooker.
  2. Cook, covered, on low until tender, 5-6 hours. Remove ribs; skim fat from cooking juices. Using a clean brush, brush ribs generously with skimmed cooking juices; sprinkle with reserved seasoning. Serve ribs with remaining juices. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Slow Cooker Memphis-Style Ribs in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2017, p42

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