Lately I have been running around like crazy and dinner has just been one of those things I must do but don’t want to do. So to save on time and hassle, I made these Crockpot Applesauce Barbecue Ribs for dinner. Let me tell you, they are delicious and the perfect way to welcome fall!
While these ribs are some of the best I have ever had, I love how easy they are to make. You literally throw everything into your crockpot or slow cooker in the morning and just let it cook. It will be ready after a long day at work or the kids after school activities. Plus when you return home to eat, your house is going to smell amazing!
What You Will Need to Make Crockpot Applesauce Barbecue Ribs:
- 5 lb Pork Spareribs (2 racks)
- 1 1/2 cup Applesauce
- 18 oz Barbecue Sauce
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 Onion, finely diced
- 1 Apple, cored and sliced
- Crockpot or Slowcooker (I love the Ninja Cooking System)
How to Make Crockpot Applesauce Barbecue Ribs:
- Cut ribs into portion sized sections (about 3 ribs each)
- Place ribs around sides and bottom of crock, meaty sie toward toward to crock. Note: If your crockpot tends to stick I suggest spraying with non-stick cooking spray first.
- Spread apple slices over ribs.
- Combine onion, applesauce, brown sugar, vinegar and 1/2 of barbecue sauce in blender. Pulse until blended.
- Pour sauce over ribs ensuring they are coated evenly.
- Cook on high 5 hours, or on low for 8 hours, until ribs are tender.
- Remove from slow cooker and brush with remaining BBQ sauce.
- To get more crispy ribs, transfer ribes to foil line baking sheet and broil for several minutes.
- Serve and Enjoy!