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Should Be Illegal Ribs: Our Take

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These ribs are easy, simple and a staple around our household. Also can be done in the crockpot!


Photo Credit to Teresa S.

These ribs are really good. They are a standard in our household. The original recipe from Beverly Carson on Food.com was way too sweet for my liking and I like to slow cook ours much longer than she does so we have switched up a few things to make it work for our family.

These will satisfy any meat lover in your family and are a really great easy entertaining dish for a crowd.

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Should Be Illegal Ribs

These ribs are easy, simple and a staple around our household. Also, it can be done in the crockpot!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 -6 people
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  • 3 lbs pork back ribs country style work great
  • 7 oz honey
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar do not pack down
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 med onion chopped
  • 12 oz BBQ sauce


  • 1. Preheat oven to 325.
    2. Combine all sauce ingredients. Add and subtract items to get the flavor profile desired.
    3. Place in baking dish. Reserve 1/2 cup sauce. Cover ribs with all of the remaining sauce. Cover tightly with foil making sure no air escapes.
    4. Bake 3 hours. Uncover. If the sticky sauce is desired and ribs have released a significant amount of liquid and are swimming in it, drain off some liquid and brush on reserved BBQ sauce. Broil on high for a couple of minutes turning if desired.
    5. Serve immediately with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and a salad.


Original recipe from Beverly Carson at Food.com
Photo Credit to Teresa S.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 1242kcal | Carbohydrates: 102g | Protein: 93g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 309mg | Sodium: 1105mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 92g
Author: Dani Meyer
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3 thoughts on “Should Be Illegal Ribs: Our Take”

    • Hey Linda!

      I normally cook these in the oven like the recipe details but you could definitely do it in the slow cooker. I normally do all day (8-9 hours) on low. They are good as is like that but if you want them crisped up you will need to remove them and broil them in a pan. I will often do that and pour off the sauce to a saucepan and cook it down to more of a saucey consistency. The ribs release quite a bit of liquid when they cook so the sauce is pretty thin without doing that.

      Hope that helps!



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