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Crock-Pot® BBQ Short Ribs Recipe


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Crock-Pot BBQ Short Ribs Recipe

These short ribs are made with a tasty dry rub spice mix which can be used on any type of meat with equal success. This recipe is designed for the Crock-Pot BBQ-Pit® , but oven method instructions are also included. You can also use this recipe on a standard outdoor barbecue.

Prep Time: 10áminutes

Cook Time: 4áhours

Total Time: 4áhours, 10áminutes


  • 6 pounds short ribs
  • Dry Rub Spice Mix:
  • 2 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp chile powder
  • 2 Tbsp paprika
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed


Prepare Dry Rub Spice Mix:
In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, basil, chile powder, paprika, and brown sugar until evenly mixed.

Yield: about 1 cup dry rub spice mix

Sprinkle short ribs liberally with dry rub spice mix and massage into the meat. Place metal rack into the well of the Crock-Pot BBQ-Pit®. Stand the short ribs upright in the rack. Close lid, set on High, and cook about 3-1/2 to 4 hours or until tender. Avoid lifting the lid to check until near the end of the cooking time to avoid loss of heat.

Yield: 6 servings

Oven-bake Method:
Prepare short ribs using the above method. Preheat oven to 275 F. Place short ribs on a baking rack nestled inside a baking pan. Bake about 2 to 2-1/2 hours, or until tender.

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Note: The dry rub spice mix may also be used on pork and poultry.

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