• Serves: 7
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cooking Time: 4 hours and 15 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy

It’s spring and we’re ready to bring out the deckchairs, chilled drinks and the grill for the first big barbeque. However, and that’s a big however, the weather clearly has other plans. Where is Spring?! This Winter seems to have gone on forever! Ok, plan B it is then. Let’s pretend we’re having BBQ ribs that have actually been barbequed – even if they haven’t. The idea is to bring the flavours indoors and to cook them without having to wear a winter coat and carry an umbrella. These ribs are covered in homemade BBQ sauce and can be served with a baguette or sweet potato fries – or anything you fancy really! They’re super easy to make, all you need is some patience to let the slow cooker do its thing.

 

Here's what you'll need...

Sauce:

  • 250ml tomato passata
  • 250ml tomato ketchup
  • 100g dark muscovado sugar
  • 50g black treacle
  • 150ml red wine vinegar
  • 1tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 1/2tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4tsp mustard powder

Ribs:

  • 1kg spare ribs
  • homemade BBQ sauce
  • salt & pepper
  • 1tbsp olive oil

ingredients needed for slow cooker BBQ ribs with homemade BBQ sauce

 

Email this article

You can choose to receive this article by email, or print the page now

Here's how it's done...

  • 1

    Put all the ingredients for the sauce into a saucepan. Bring to a boil.

    how to make slow cooker BBQ ribs with homemade BBQ sauce - step one

  • 2

    Keep the sauce on a rolling boil for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Take off the heat and set aside.

    how to make slow cooker BBQ ribs with homemade BBQ sauce - step two

  • 3

    Season the ribs with salt and pepper.

    how to make slow cooker BBQ ribs with homemade BBQ sauce - step three

  • 4

    Pour the olive oil into a large pan and heat it. Add the ribs and brown them from all sides.

    how to make slow cooker BBQ ribs with homemade BBQ sauce - step four

  • 5

    Put the browned ribs into the slow cooker.

    how to make slow cooker BBQ ribs with homemade BBQ sauce - step five

  • 6

    Top with the sauce. Put on a high heat for 4 hours.

    how to make slow cooker BBQ ribs with homemade BBQ sauce - step six

  • 7

    Serve with part of the sauce on the side.

    slow cooker BBQ ribs served with homemade BBQ sauce on the side

Find Your perfect slow cooker

Shop Now
Summary
recipe image
Recipe Name
Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs with homemade BBQ Sauce
Author name
Published On
Preparation Time
Cook Time
Total Time

 

By Carole Poirot on 04.04.18

Guest Contributor

Leave a Reply