November 7, 2012

BBQ Ranch Ribs in the Slow Cooker

 These ribs were a huge hit.  I originally planned on serving them as whole ribs, but after I trimmed the fat off, they ended up more like rib-tips.  I might have a problem of thinking I need to get all of the fat off the meat.  I ended up shredding it and I ate mine plain, but "The Mr." ate his on a few slices of french bread with spicy pickles and he raved about how good it was.  Definitely a dish I will make again.

BBQ Ranch Ribs in the Slow Cooker
adapted from: Real Mom Kitchen
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)

2 Tbl. butter
2 Tbl. canola oil
salt and pepper
2 1/2 - 3 Lbs. boneless country-style ribs
1.25 oz. pkg. ranch dressing mix
1 1/2 c. ketchup
3 Tbl. yellow mustard
4 Tbl. worcestershire sauce
2 Tbl. vinegar (I added a splash)
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 Tbl. cornstarch (I didn't add)
2 Tbl. cold water (I didn't add)

Heat butter and canola oil over medium heat.  Season the ribs with salt and pepper and add to hot oil.  Brown all sides and then add to the slow-cooker.  Top meat with ranch dressing mix.  Combine the ketchup, mustard, worcestershire, vinegar and brown sugar and pour over ribs.  Cover and cook on high for 4 hours.  Carefully remove ribs from crock pot, they will be very tender. Whisk together the cornstarch and water and add to the sauce.  Stir to thicken sauce.  Serve ribs with sauce.

Jenn's Notes: I cooked mine in a dutch oven, in the oven, on a really low temperature of 250 degrees for a few hours until it basically fell apart. I shredded it in the sauce and I didn't add any cornstarch to thicken it.  


  1. Hi Jenn. This looks like a great recipe. Can't wait to try it. I have a linky party every Thursday here in Australia and I'd love it so much if you linked up.

    Anne xx

  2. Oh my word! Sounds amazing!!! :)


  3. The recipe looks so good. It would probably taste great with chicken too!

    1. I agree - it would taste great with chicken. -Jenn

  4. Oh yeah! Now I'm craving some bbq ribs :)

  5. Great recipe! I have a Menu Monday link up and would love to have you link up with us! Have a great week! :) Erin

  6. I think it is very comfortable for anyone to have shredded barbecue ribs. It takes away all the hassles of what would we have experienced grilling regular ribs and it is less messy. I'm so interested in trying this one as well. Thanks!

    Javier Oniel

  7. Hi, did u cover your ribs when you made them in the Dutch oven or leave them uncovered? Thanks!!!