Ribs. My first love. Ok, "first" may be an exaggeration, but dang I love them. I mean, currently 50% of the main dish recipes on this website are ribs, haha. They're SO simple, but there's major payoff. These are cooked all day in the slowcooker, just like this version. They can easily be finished off in the broiler, or on the grill. The big difference between my two rib recipes is the sauce. While the other ones are delicious, they're definitely on the sweet side. These bad boys bring the heat! They use my awesome (whole30 compliant) pineapple BBQ sauce that I just posted!
Since these are made in the slowcooker, they're perfect for a get together. They cook on their own all day long so you can focus on more important stuff, like vacuuming. Actually, you should just have the party outside so you don't have to vacuum.
These finger-lickin' ribs are just cooked with a BBQ dry rub, some broth, and veggies. After they're super tender, that's when you layer on that spicy sauce. Throw them under the broiler or on the grill for 10-12 minutes to really caramelize that sauce and get just a little char on the ribs. That's the best part. What makes these the perfect ribs for your 4th of July celebration? You don't have to have the oven on all day in the heat of summer. Yaaaas, I got your back!
Spicy Pineapple BBQ Ribs
- Cut the rack of ribs into sections 2 ribs wide.
- Sprinkle the dry rub over the meaty side of the ribs, then rub it in.
- Layer the ribs in the slowcooker, try to avoid any of them from laying flat on the bottom. Stand them on their sides, like a filing cabinet.
- Sprinkle the sliced vegetables around the ribs, including between the layers.
- Pour the broth into the bottom of the crock pot. Avoid pouring directly over the ribs, so you don’t rinse off the dry rub.
- Put the lid on, and set the crockpot to cook on low for 7 hours.
- Once the ribs are done cooking, turn on your broiler to high (500 degrees).
- Carefully place the ribs on a cookie sheet, meaty side up, and brush the BBQ sauce in an even layer. They should be fall-apart tender at this point, if they’re not, let them continue cooking a bit longer.
- Broil the ribs for 6 minutes, until the sauce begins to darken and caramelize. Pull the ribs out, and apply a 2nd layer of BBQ sauce. Broil them for 6 minutes more, being careful not to let it burn.
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