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  • Writer's pictureTaraShannon

To Die for Ribs... 😋

Updated: Nov 23, 2018

Made in the slow cooker and finished under the broiler -- they will be made again! #tender #fallapart #caramalized #goodness

The rub:

1/2 tablespoon paprika

1/2 tablespoon smoked #paprika

1 tablespoon granulated garlic

1 tablespoon granulated #onion

4 tablespoons #brownsugar

2 tablespoons salt

1/4 to 1/2 tablespoon pepper flakes

1 tablespoon black pepper

1 teaspoon steak seasoning (any kind you like)

Makes 3 - 4 racks worth of rub. Adjust accordingly if you need more.

Lay your ribs onto some parchment paper and evenly rub the spice blend into every nook and cranny of your rack and tap off the excess.

Pour in just enough apple juice to cover the bottom of the crockpot.

Stand the ribs along the walls of a large oval (or round) slow cooker (with wide ends down and meaty sides facing the exterior). Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, until the ribs are tender.

Bbq Sauce

1 ½ cups #honey

¾ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

¾ cup #ketchup

10 cloves #garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon #ginger

1/4 teaspoon #cinnamon

¼ teaspoon crushed #redpepper flakes

While the ribs are cooking, prepare the sauce by combining the honey, soy sauce, ketchup, garlic, spices and crushed red pepper flakes in a large saucepan. Over medium-high heat, bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened and reduced by about a third.

Position an oven rack 8 inches below the heating element and preheat the broiler. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Use tongs and a metal spatula to transfer the ribs to the prepared baking sheet, meaty-side down. Spoon or brush the sauce over the ribs and broil them for 4 minutes. Carefully turn the ribs over, generously brush them with additional sauce and continue to broil for about 4 minutes, or until the ribs are browned and the sauce is caramelized, brushing with sauce once more about halfway through the cooking time.

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