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Succulent, tender and surprisingly easy, these ribs will be a slow cooker favorite. Cooking the ribs in a slow cooker allows you to achieve a melt-in-the-mouth texture with a spicy or smoky barbecue flavor that will not overpower the meat. Put the ribs on in the morning before you go to work, and you will arrive home to the rich scent of dinner waiting.
You will need about 4 to 5 pounds of beef or pork ribs. While you can use ribs that are still on the bone, boneless ribs work best. Put the ribs in a 6 quart slow cooker. Add about 1/2 bottle (8 to 9 ounces) or one cup of your favorite barbecue sauce. Cook the ribs on low for eight hours. When you open the lid, you will find that the fat has melted off the ribs and the barbecue sauce has provided a tasty bath for the meat. Remove the ribs from the slow cooker. Warm some of the remaining barbecue sauce for those who like a stronger barbecue flavor.