By Joe Blanchard -
This recipe is like a lot like many rib recipes but adding the beer helps to add flavor and tenderness. It is quick and simple to put together so you can get out the door to get your line wet. It also means if you are catching and releasing then you will have something ready to eat when you get home. Like I stated below I prefer a plain domestic beer here but almost any beer will work. If you use a heavier darker beer the more the beer flavor comes through.
Even though you are using one whole bottle of beer in this recipe you will most likely still have 5 left over (because who really buys 1 beer) This will give you something to help wash the ribs down or keep your thirst quenched while out at your favorite spot. Of course EZ ANGLER wants to remind you to always drink responsibly and stay hydrated while out in the hot sun!
- 3 pounds Baby Back ribs
- Salt and Pepper to taste about 1 Tablespoon each
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup BBQ sauce (your choice)
- 1 (12-ounce) bottle beer ( I prefer to use an plain domestic beer here but use whatever kind of beer you like best)
Mix together salt, pepper, brown sugar, paprika, and crushed red pepper in a bowl. After they are all combined well rub the mixture onto the ribs on both sides. Pour the beer, BBQ sauce and Worcestershire sauce into the slow cooker (crock pot to us older guys) stir to combine.
Place the ribs into the cooker (if the ribs are too big to fit into the cooker cut into 3 bone pieces) and set on a medium to low setting (someplace between 6 and 8 hours cooking time) This depends on how long you are going to be gone fishing and how hungry you will be when you get back.
Before removing from cooker test to make sure the ribs are fork tender by trying to pull them apart with a fork. They should pull apart easily. Eat and enjoy.
EZ ANGLER would welcome any feedback on this recipe whether you love it, hate it or someplace in between let us know. Enjoy!