To make slow cooker ribs without barbecue sauce, you’ll need the following ingredients: 2.5-3 lb. bone-in pork ribs, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1 teaspoon sea salt, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup chicken broth, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tablespoons honey, and 2 tablespoons olive oil.
To make slow cooker ribs without barbecue sauce, begin by mixing the spices together in a small bowl. Rub the ribs with the spice mixture, making sure to coat the ribs evenly. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the ribs and brown on all sides. Once the ribs are browned, transfer them to the slow cooker. In a small bowl, mix together the apple cider vinegar, chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and honey. Pour the mixture over the ribs in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat for 8-10 hours, or until the ribs are tender and falling off the bone. Once the ribs are done, transfer them to a plate and serve.
One serving of slow cooker ribs without barbecue sauce provides approximately 618 calories, 35.8 grams of fat, 8.4 grams of carbohydrates, and 59.3 grams of protein. It also contains 1.6 grams of dietary fiber, 2.6 milligrams of iron, 9.5 milligrams of sodium, 6.2 milligrams of calcium, and 675.5 milligrams of potassium. This recipe is also a good source of vitamins A, C, and E.
If you don’t have time to slow cook the ribs, you can also bake them in the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and bake the ribs for about 2 hours, or until the ribs are tender and falling off the bone. To keep the ribs from drying out, brush them with a little apple cider vinegar and honey mixture every 30 minutes.
If you want to add a bit of flavor to the ribs, you can also add a few tablespoons of your favorite barbecue sauce to the slow cooker. This will add a nice smoky flavor to the ribs.
If you don’t want to use pork ribs, you can also make this recipe with beef ribs. The cooking time may vary depending on the type of rib you use.
If you’re looking for a healthier alternative, you can make this recipe with turkey or chicken ribs. The cooking time will need to be adjusted, as the cook time will be shorter than with pork or beef ribs.
If you don’t have all the spices listed, you can also use your favorite dry rub. Just make sure to adjust the amount of salt, pepper, and other spices to suit your taste.
Slow cooker ribs without barbecue sauce are a great way to add flavor to any meal. Serve the ribs with a side of mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables. You can also serve them with a salad or a side of rice for a complete meal. For an extra special touch, top the ribs with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh herbs.
Slow cooker ribs without barbecue sauce can also be served as an appetizer. Simply cut the ribs into individual portions and serve with toothpicks. They are sure to be a hit at any party or gathering!
Leftover slow cooker ribs without barbecue sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply place the ribs in a skillet over medium heat and heat until warmed through. You can also freeze the ribs for up to 3 months.