You are going to love how easy this recipe for Barbecue Ribs is and yes, they do fall off the bone!
Falling off the Bone Barbecue Ribs
This week I am sharing a great recipe that is perfect for any special holiday, occasion or any day of the week. My Colonel and my son LOVE these Falling off the Bone Barbecue Ribs so much that I try to make them often in the summer.
The secret to them is I cook them in the crock pot first and then put them on the grill. You can even make these the day before if you’re having company and put them on the grill right when your guests arrive. I do this often when company is coming.
I like to have a clean kitchen and making the ribs the day before is a great way to keep things looking tidy when company arrives. The meat gets so tender while cooking in the crock pot that when you’re finally ready to eat them, the meat will be almost falling off the bone!
How to Make Barbecue Ribs
This is the most easiest recipe. Start off with a package or “rack” of your favorite type of ribs. I’ve used St. Louis Style Ribs and Baby Back Ribs. Both work great with this method.
- Open the package or ribs on top of a sheet of parchment paper or waxed paper. This is to help keep your counter clean.
- Sprinkle the 2 tablespoons of seasoning salt all over the ribs. You can use more if you like. You can also your favorite BBQ rub seasoning. It’s up to you!
- Place the ribs in the crock pot.
- Then add a can of soda.
How Long to Cook the Barbecue Ribs
- Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
- Remove from the crock pot and place in a baking dish.
- Cover the ribs with your favorite barbecue sauce; about 2 cups of barbecue sauce or more if you like!
- If you want, you can place them on the grill now or you can cover them and refrigerate until the next day.
My favorite is Sweet Baby Rays barbecue sauce. On special occasions I use homemade barbecue sauce. You can find the recipe HERE.
How to Grill the Barbecue Ribs
This is the easy part.
- Place the cooked ribs on the grill over a medium heat.
- You’ll want to keep them on the grill until they look beautiful.
- Remember, you don’t need to cook them too long because they’re already cooked.
- Remove from the grill and cut each rib into an individual serving.
They really are delicious and so EASY. The meat really does fall off the bone by cooking them this way. Your family will love this recipe and you’ll love how easy it is!
- 3 lbs St. Louis Ribs or Baby Back Ribs
- 2 tbsp Season Salt or your favorite barbecue rub.
- Soda - see note
- 2 cups Barbecue Sauce
Sprinkle the ribs with the Season Salt or barbecue rub and place in your crock pot.
Add the soda, enough to cover half way.
Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
Remove from the crock pot and place in a baking dish and spread the BBQ sauce on top of the ribs.
Place the ribs on the grill over a medium flame.
Remember at this point your ribs are basically cooked all the way; we're just finishing them up on the grill to get those amazing grill marks.
Remove from the grill and cut the ribs into individual servings.
- I like to use Coca-Cola. But you can use 7 Up, Ginger Ale; just make sure you use a soda with sugar. No diet allowed for this recipe.
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Another easy recipe that’s perfect for dinner this week are BBQ Chicken Slider Sandwiches. They’re great for a crowd too!