I LOVE ribs. I could eat them every day if it wasn’t so expensive! A full rack lasts 3-4 meals for me, but at $13/rack, it’s a lot. And, if JI and/or Squeaks ever decide they want to eat ribs, it’ll be even more. So instead, ribs are a once a month treat. Usually I only make them during the summer, so I can put them on the grill. I was so hungry for ribs the other day that I decided to try something new, and damn, it worked perfectly. I’m pretty proud of myself!
Step one: Put the ribs in the crock pot. I had to fold mine in half.
Step two: Season liberally with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, cayenne, and red pepper flakes.
Step three: Pour in two cans of cranberry pop – I used Diet Cranberry Sierra Mist!
Step four: Cook on low for 6 hours.
Step five: Transfer to sheet pan, carefully. They *may* fall apart.
Step six: Baste with BBQ sauce of your choice – I used Sweet Baby Ray’s!
Step seven: Cook at 400F for one hour. Let rest for 10-15 minutes.
Step eight: ENJOY!