This slow cooker spare rib recipe is pure perfection. It’s easy to make and cooks on the low setting so the spare ribs are “fall off the bone” good. Bring your napkins and your appetite!
I love spare ribs. They are one of my favourite things to make, and coincidently, eat. These spare ribs are made in the slow cooker so they are no muss or fuss. Just a few ingredients and you have a fabulous dinner waiting for you at the end of the day.
My mom made the best spare ribs in the world. She always made hers in the pressure cooker. I love them cooked that way, but I can never get mine as perfect as my mom’s. Hers were fall off the bone tender. I have such fond memories of those ribs.
Until I absolutely perfect her pressure cooker recipe I will not share it on the blog. It’s too special and has to be perfect. I think I’ve perfected grilled ribs, baked ribs, smoked ribs, and slow cooker ribs. Yet I still have not perfected pressure cooker ribs.
I know, right. I’m admitting I’m not perfect. What a concept, right? It’s okay, I’m cool with you knowing I’m not the perfect cook. I’m a dang good cook but I think everyone has something they struggle with. Mine is pressure cookers.
Luckily I’m really skilled using slow cookers. It comes from years of practice, I can assure. I’m an old gal, I’m not a young, hip blogger. I’ve got kids who in their 20’s for crying out loud. That means a ton of hours clocked cooking dinners for the family.
My kids were crazy busy when they were in grade school and high school. They loved participating in school activities and played a ton of sports. Since they went to French Immersion school in another town so I did a ton of driving around to all their stuff.
I volunteered at school a few days a week, then I drove my kids and most of their buddies to after school sports. When we were done with sports we headed to the barn to see the horse. Most days we didn’t get home until about 7/8 pm.
My slow cooker got a lot of use during those days. I used it pretty much every day. It was the only way to ensure we had a home cooked meal every day. I made everything under the sun in my slow cooker, from ribs to pasta. Soups, stews, roasts, you name it, I’ve made it in a slow cooker.
Ribs are one of my favourites. They are also one of my daughter’s favourites as well. She loves ribs. She’s like her mom, she likes everything from slow cooker ribs to grilled ribs, her only dislike is smoked ribs. She’s not a big fan of smoked recipes.
I made these as a part of a “which spare ribs are your favourite” taste test with the family. I made a bunch of different kinds of ribs. These slow cooker ribs, also some Coca Cola Ribs and some Teriyaki Ribs as well. Everyone had a different favourite.
My daughter’s favourite were these Slow Cooker Ribs. She went nuts for these ribs. I can’t blame her, they are really amazing. She’s a sucker for BBQ Sauce slathered on ribs. It’s her favourite way to eat them so these were a hit with her.
I hope they’re as big of a hit with your family!…