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Your slow cooker is the answer when you want a great meal, but don’t have time to get in the kitchen. Using a slower cooker allows you to throw everything together, set it, and forget about it. When you get home all you have to do is plate the food and ENJOY! This recipe for Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs and Baked Beans is perfect for when you want smoky barbecue flavor without having to slave over a hot grill. You’ll get fall-off-the-bone tender ribs with a sweet and spicy baked beans that everyone will love.
There are several different kinds of barbecue and I love them ALL! There’s California grilled tri tip, Memphis dry rub ribs, Texas smoked brisket, Carolina pork, Kansas City style with sauce, just to name a few. This recipe combines a Memphis style dry rub, a bold and smoky Kansas City style BBQ sauce, and not so sweet baked beans. Many of the spices used for barbecue ribs and baked beans are the same. So I thought why not throw them all together in the crock pot.
The result is tender fall off the bone ribs and spicy baked beans that melt in your mouth. You’re going to love this slow cooker barbecue recipe. You may never make ribs on the grill again.
For this recipe I used the KC Masterpiece Kansas City Classic barbecue sauce. This sauce, made with real sugar and rich dark molasses, won the blue ribbon at the first American Royal Barbecue Competition, now the world’s largest barbecue competition. I can see why this sauce has become one of America’s favorite barbecue sauces. It’s bold, smoky flavor is perfect with both barbecue ribs and baked beans. The ribs taste just like you cooked them in a smoker.
Baked beans are a classic barbecue side dish. You can find them at most picnics and back yard barbecues. My version isn’t overly sweet, like some others. You aren’t going to find tons of sugar in this recipe. A few tablespoons of maple syrup and the small amount of sugar in the barbecue sauce are all that’s added. It’s a nice balance and it complements the spices in the ribs.
Let’s Get Cooking
In the bottom of your crock pot, combine all of your baked bean ingredients.
Season your ribs with the dry rub and place them on top of the beans. Add the slow cooker lid cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.
Just before you’re ready to eat, carefully remove the ribs onto a cookie sheet. Brush ribs with KC Masterpiece barbecue sauce and set under the oven broiler to the caramelize the sauce, 2-3 minutes.
Slice up your ribs and serve with baked beans and other BBQ side dishes, corn on the cob, coleslaw, etc.
5 minPrep Time
8 hrCook Time
8 hr, 5 Total Time
4 cups cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
4 cups cooked white beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup KC Masterpiece Kansas City Classic barbecue sauce
1 bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup onions, finely diced
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
3 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Cumin
1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
2 Tablespoons Real Maple Syrup (not pancake syrup)
Pork Ribs, 2 Racks – 2-3 pounds each cut into sections of 4-5 ribs each
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
1 teaspoon Onion Powder
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Pinch of cayenne
- In the bottom of your crock pot, combine all of your baked bean ingredients.
- Combine the Barbecue Rub ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Remove as much fat from the ribs and cut into sections with 4-5 ribs.
- Season your ribs with the dry rub and place them on top of the beans.
- Add the slow cooker lid cook and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.
- Just before you're ready to eat, carefully remove the ribs onto a cookie sheet. Brush ribs with KC Masterpiece Kansas City Classic barbecue sauce and set under the oven broiler for 2-3 minutes to the caramelize the sauce.
- Serve ribs with baked beans and other BBQ side dishes; corn on the cob, coleslaw, etc.
Try this slow cooker barbecue ribs and baked beans recipe today. You may never grill your ribs again. Learn more about KC Masterpiece and their variety of sauces and marinades on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.
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