This is my daughter’s all time favorite recipe. I found this recipe on Pinterest. As I was growing up, my dad would make baby back ribs all the time. I grew up on some good southern BBQ When I found this recipe, I had never cooked ribs before. I figured a slow cooker rib recipe might be right up my ally since it was my first time!!! I decided to use beef short ribs because my hubby wont eat pork. Baby back ribs are my favorite, but let me tell you this recipe for St. Louis style short beef ribs were beyond excellent! Who knew that this recipe would turn out so great…and in a slow cooker, too! This has to be one of the easiest, most low maintenance recipes I’ve made. I worked from home Monday and these babies cooked all day while I worked. 5 o’clock came and dinner was ready and tasted marvelous!
This recipe is Gluten Free. Make sure to read your labels on your BBQ sauce to ensure no wheat. Sauces that contain Carmel coloring sometimes contain Gluten. There is a BBQ sauce out there that I recommend that is 100% Gluten Free. It’s called Sweet Baby Ray’s. Yummy sauce but check this site for a list of their different sauces and ingredients Sweet Baby Rays
Enjoy these ribs – these are excellent!
- 1.5 Tablespoons sweet paprika
- 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste
- 2lbs short beef ribs – leave the membranes on the ribs to help hold them together
- 2 cups BBQ sauce
In a small bowl, mix together paprika, brown sugar, cayenne and salt and pepper. Rub this mixture all over both sides of your ribs. Rub the mixture into the meat as best you can. It makes a huge difference to press the rub firmly into the meat. Arrange ribs in the slow cooker by standing them up against the wall of the stoneware pot, thicker side down and meaty side against the pot. Pour BBQ sauce over the ribs. Cover and cook for 6-8 hrs on low (7 hours worked perfect for me).
After the ribs are done, are ready to shred them. The meat will fall off the bone because they will be so tender. Get rid of any fat on the ribs and lightly spread about 2 to 3 more Tablespoons of BBQ sauce over your ribs.
You are now ready to chow down! Enjoy 🙂