This was our very first time - ever - having ribs at home. In all my years of cooking I've never made ribs. I'll be honest, here. I was intimidated. Seriously, intimidated by the delicious looking ribs hitting the tables of other cooks and feeling, there is no way I can make those delectable, mouthwatering, memorable ribs. But, then I found the easiest recipe possible for cooking delectable, mouthwatering, memorable ribs.
Cook them in the crockpot.
Finish them under the broiler.
Yep, that simple.
Thank you Six Sister's Stuff for this amazing recipe (modified ever-so-slightly).
Here's the real kicker! My sons actually made them! Pretty simple really, but, they were in charge of dinner as Hoosier Man and I had a session with our counselor and I new we'd run over time. Here's what Jarrod (with a little help from John) did:
Fall off the Bones (Goodness) - I mean, ribs
Put 2 racks of pork loin ribs, thawed and cut in 2-3 rib sections in the crockpot, on low. In a bowl, mix 3- 3 1/2 cups pineapple juice with 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, thoroughly. Pour over ribs. Put the lid on and let those babies cook. (They were rotated in the liquid once or twice). Then, just before you're ready to eat, transfer those ribs very carefully to a bar pan (or broiler pan). Heat that oven to 500 degrees on broil. Slather the ribs liberally with Sweet Baby Rays Sweet & Spicy BBQ sauce. Broil for 10 minutes or until ribs caramelized and darken.
The entire family loved these babies!