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Slow & Easy Baby Back Ribs

If you enjoy ribs, you’ll love these fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs. Not only are they delicious, but the recipe is easy to prepare in the slow cooker.—Barbara Birk, St. George, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds pork baby back ribs, cut into 2-rib portions
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste or tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Directions

  • Place ribs in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the onion, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, tomato paste, paprika, Worcestershire, mustard, salt and pepper; pour over ribs. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove ribs to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer juices to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  • Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with ribs.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 916 calories, 62g fat (23g saturated fat), 245mg cholesterol, 1324mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 3g fiber), 52g protein.

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