Summary: Low and slow is the way to go with baby back ribs, and the Crock-Pot or slow cooker does them perfectly. Finish these Smoky Baby Back Ribs with a sweet barbecue glaze under the broiler.
Spray inside of crock with nonstick spray. Cut ribs with scissors into 3- or 4-rib chunks and place in crock. Sprinkle with smoked paprika.
Place ribs in crock and cook on HIGH for 5 hours (or LOW for 8-10 hours). Test with a fork to make sure they are tender.
When ready to serve, remove ribs from crock, place them on a foil- or parchment paper-lined baking sheet, brush ribs with mixture of barbecue sauce and Hoisin sauce (mix at ratio of 1:1, or whatever ratio you prefer), and broil or grill ribs to finish them off. Watch carefully so they don’t burn (the sugar in the sauce will burn easily.)
Quick notes: Amount: You can increase the poundage of ribs if you have more people to feed. Just increase the glaze amount as well, for the finish.
Ingredient: Smoked paprika gives a smoky flavor to whatever it touches. Once you buy some, you will be hooked!
Preparation time: 7 minutes
Cooking time: 5 hours in Crock-Pot, 5 minutes under broiler
Number of servings (yield): 4