Thursday, June 2, 2016

Recipe of the Week: Root Beer Ribs

So I promised you more BBQ recipe ideas from Memorial Day through Father's Day!

Have you tried hard root beer?  You know, the stuff with alcohol in it?  It's really awesome, but I wouldn't waste it on this marinade.  Go ahead and buy the non-alcoholic stuff for the ribs and the hard stuff for the BBQ or party!

This recipe is super easy and cooked in the crockpot so clean up is easy.  Buy some of these crockpot liners and save yourself even more time for cornhole, bocce and fun in the backyard sun.


Crockpot Root Beer Baby Back Ribs


3 pounds baby back ribs
salt and ground pepper, to taste


Pat ribs dry and season with salt and pepper.  

Pour root beer into the crockpot, then place the ribs on top.  Cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 6-8 hours.  Every 90 minutes, I like to re-position my ribs for even cooking.

Preheat oven to 375.  Line a baking sheet with heavy aluminum foil.  Transfer ribs to baking sheet and coat ribs with BBQ sauce. 
Bake rubs until the sauce carmelizes and sticks to the meat, about 15 minutes. (Alternatively, you could finish them off on a low grill for 15 minutes).

Remove from the oven and brush with more sauce, if desired.