ribs ribs ribs

I actually made this recipe for my boyfriend, John, for our Valentine’s Day dinner. You’ll notice that he bought me the plates I asked for:] Now I will never have to post my delicious food on paper plates again! Back to the ribs, John said that they were the best ribs he’d ever had! I never thought I would be able to cook ribs this good, and am very proud of this recipe. Every good southern girl should have a rib recipe like this.

I got the cooking methods from MMM…is for mommy, but used my own ingredients, and added my own twists.

Ingredients: baby back ribs (mine had 7 bones); 1/2 a can of Dr. Pepper (I used the real sugar kind, but you can substitute the regular kind.); Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce; 1 heaping tbs paprika; 1 heaping tbs light brown sugar; a couple shakes of garlic salt; and a couple of shakes of pepper.

First, I mixed all the dry ingredients in a bowl, then rubbed the ribs down with the mixture. I made sure to get every inch of the ribs, then I placed them bone down in my crock pot. I let them sit, on high, for about 30 minutes before I turned them down to the regular setting.

When I turned the temperature down, I added enough Sweet Baby Rays to cover the ribs, and splashed on 1/2 the can of Dr. Pepper. Then, the ribs just sat for about 6 and 1/2 hours, while I enjoyed the other 1/2 of the Dr. Pepper and went about my day.

After the ribs had spent a total of 7 hours in the crock pot, I took them out, and placed them in a baking pan lined with aluminum foil. I then took all of the drippings and boiled them down in a sauce pan, until they were a thick and rich sauce. Once the sauce was ready, I coated the ribs with it and stuck them under the broiler for about 5 minutes.

The ribs came out with a nice crisp outer layer. Putting them under the broiler really was the key to making my nice tender ribs even better! Though they look a little charred, they were not burnt, far from it. They had an amazing coating that sky rocketed this recipe to one of my all time favorites!

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46 thoughts on “ribs ribs ribs

  1. Oh man, these look so good!!!! I will be trying this recipe! I’m like you, I can’t believe I haven’t thought of this. And I am so happy you got those dishes you have been wanting…YEA! Your boyfriend sounds like a sweetie too.

    • I don’t think you can, unless you own your blog. You can add links, like I did, but honestly it is so easy to pin, if someone wanted to they would. I just realized that, when pinning stuff today. Watch out, I just may pin you!

  2. Must try this. Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. I am no expert but I think if you go into dashboard – settings – sharing there is a pinterest button that you can drag down and drop into a box. The pinterest sharing button should then appear like above were you have the facebook and twitter buttons. Hope that helps.
    Regards Florence x

  3. I just chanced upon your blog today and what a feast… first the japanese tea cakes and now this. Couldn’t get my eyes off the picture here. Mouthwateringly good :-)

  4. Yum!! We love ribs AND Dr. Pepper. I just happen to have some bottles of DP made with real sugar in the house……….this weekend’s dinner has been found! Thank you. And thank you for coming to my blog. Your’s is great. Trying to do this while you are in Law School is pretty daunting I would say. My son is an L-3 and will graduate in May. In fact, we took him to the airport today for Moot Court competition in San Francisco……..there’s no way he would have enough stamina to do both, like you do. Rock on! Girls rule!!

  5. Hi again! I did try this recipe and it turned out great…thanks! I especially liked using 1/2 can of Dr. Pepper and then drinking the other 1/2! :) Thanks also for the “like” to my post…

  6. i am actually using pepsi because i don’t have any dr pepper and i don’t feel like going to the store lol so i will let you know how it turns out! thanks looks awesome!!!

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