Looking for super easy, delicious, tender, bbq ribs? Look no further. These are the easiest, delicious ribs you will ever make. They are amazing! As mama of a very active toddler, I’ve been searching for more “hands off” recipes that allow me to focus my attention on my busy little boy while still feeding my family something delicious. You see, I don’t want to miss out on all the wonderful advantages there are to having a toddler in the house. Here are the top five reasons to have a toddler in your home:
- A toddler makes the simple thing of life fun. Never before have I been so excited to go to the park to feed the ducks or build a fort under our dining table. Seeing the excitement in my son’s eyes makes these simple activities the highlight of my week.
- A toddler makes you laugh. His expressions and the way he says certain words is always sure to make you laugh.
- A toddler keeps you humble. As you’ve seen from previous posts, my home is far from perfect. In fact, my son just took a handful of cheerios and threw it on the ground as I was writing the last sentence. I’ve learned to do my best to keep things clean, but to not stress out too much about it. This time is so short and having a perfectly cleaned home is not what it is all about. It’s about the hugs, laughs, and the fun we have at the park.
- A toddler makes sure that life is never boring. Quiet moments are rare, and there is always something to play, a mess to clean up, or a snack to make. I am never bored.
- YOU HAVE AN EXCUSE TO MAKE THESE AMAZING RIBS!!! If you have a toddler at home, these ribs are definitely for you. Simply throw the ribs in a crock pot before leaving for your play date at the park, then quickly grill or broil them 5-10 minutes. Done.
STEP ONE: Throw Everything in the Slow Cooker
Trim ribs of excess fat. Season with salt and pepper. Place water and ribs in slow cooker; cover with one bottle of your favorite bbq sauce. Cook on high for 4 hours. I find this is the perfect amount of time for the ribs to be tender, but still wont fall apart on the grill. It’s the perfect texture.
STEP TWO: Grill or Broil Ribs
Pre heat grill, brush extra bbq sauce on ribs and grill until slight char marks form on ribs. If you don’t have time for the grill, simply line a cookie sheet with foil, brush ribs with extra sauce and broil 5-10 minutes. Keep a close eye on the ribs to make sure they don’t burn. It seems like things can go from perfectly cooked to burned in a matter of seconds in the broiler.
That’s it! Two steps to delicious ribs!