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Kansas City Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

These ribs are cooked in the slow cooker for that Kansas City fall-off-the-bone, finger-lickin’ taste and finished on the grill to get that smoky, charred flavor.

Serves 6
Ready in 265 mins
Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time 255 mins
551 calories per serving


> 1 cup diced red onion
> 1 rack (about 3 1/4 lbs)  baby back ribs
> 2 tbsp minced garlic
> 1 cup barbecue sauce
> 1/2 cup ketchup
> 2 tbsp honey
> 1 cup water


Add the onions to a 6–7 quart slow cooker. Cut the rack of ribs in half and place on top of the onions. Mix together the garlic, barbecue sauce, ketchup, honey, and water in a bowl until well combined. Pour over top of ribs. Cook on low for 4 hours or until fork tender.
Set grill to medium-high. Use tongs to transfer ribs from slow cooker to a plate and pour the sauce from the slow cooker into a bowl. Skim the fat off the sauce. Grill ribs for 10–15 min., brushing with the barbecue sauce and flipping often, until slightly charred. Serve with any remaining sauce on the side.

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