Dinner In the Kitchen

Busy Day Crockpot Ribs

You may think that a school day is too busy for ribs, but not for these delicious, tender crockpot ribs!


To begin, remove the membrane from the back of a rack of baby back pork ribs. Cut the ribs into “two bone” sections.



Sprinkle two tablespoons of Cajun seasoning all over the ribs.



Rub the seasoning all over. Set those aside for a moment.



Cut an onion into slices.



Layer the ribs and sliced onion in your crockpot.



Now for the sauce. In a bowl, combine the following: 1 cup ketchup, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup each apple cider vinegar and orange juice, 1/4 cup molasses, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon whole grain Dijon mustard, a teaspoon each of hot Hungarian paprika and black pepper, a half teaspoon each of onion powder, garlic powder, salt and liquid smoke.



Mix it all together.



Pour this all over the top of the ribs.



Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.



When the ribs are done cooking, place them on a platter and keep them warm. Pour the cooking liquid through a sieve into a saucepan. Using a ladle or skimmer, skim off the excess grease from the top of the liquid and discard. Heat the remaining liquid to a gentle boil.



In a small glass, mix together 1/4 cup each cold water and corn starch. Pour it into the saucepan, stir and let it cook together for a minute, until thickened.



Grab your gorgeous ribs.



Pour half of the sauce over the ribs. Put the other half in a serving dish and serve with the ribs.



Enjoy these tender ribs with your favorite sides.




Get the printable version here: Busy Day Crockpot Ribs


About the author


Constance Smith is a homeschool veteran, having eclectically homeschooled three kiddos through graduation. After spending 25 years living an army life, she and her husband are planting roots in northern Alabama where she is starting a farm and enjoying country life. Constance has been blogging for over a decade and has had her content published in several local and national publications. You can find hundreds more recipes, photography, videos of her life and more at her website, Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

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