For years I have been “afraid” of cooking ribs. I enjoy the meat, i enjoy when others make it for me, I just wasn’t willing to risk making it myself
Today was the day! As luck would have it, we got a free can of dr pepper. So I got the necessary items from store and chuckle the whole time, that my “free” soda was making a $20 dollar meal. hahahaha
I followed the instructions, but could only find a little bit of the sinew, but it all ended up cooking just fine, so perhaps it had already been removed. But that is also another “scary” reason why i haven’t cooked this meat prior.
We used our favorite BBq sauce – devil spit and off it went for 8 hours
Careful with the dr pepper, it can wash off your bbq sauce and spices.
4 lbs. rack baby back pork ribs (1 rack is usually about 3-4 pounds, any size that will fit in the slow cooker will work fine.
¼ tsp. pepper
½ tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. hickory liquid smoke
1 cup barbecue sauce (I use Sweet Baby Rays)
12 oz. can Dr. Pepper
Remove the sinew from the ribs (it’s the white slimey thing on the rounded back part of the ribs.) Do this by lifting a edge of it up with a knife, then grabbing it with 2 fingers. If your lucky the entire things will come off in one pull.
Cut the ribs into 4 even sections, or in half. Doesn’t matter how you slice it.
Add to the slow cooker
Sprinkle over the pepper, garlic powder and add the liquid smoke.