It may be hard to believe but up until last year I had never owned or used a slow cooker. I know, crazy isn’t it! Well, one taste of these Slow Cooker Ginger Beer Barbecue Baby Back Ribs has made me a slow cooker convert!
If they were any easier to make they’d make themselves, and as for flavor……these baby back ribs were fall off the bone delicious!
Lisa has always loved Baby Back Ribs and I must admit grilling is not one of my specialties. And while using a slow cooker to make ribs would make any grilling aficionado cringe, I gotta say it’s my go-to style for cooking ribs and other meats that require long cooking times.
Being a guy and with the whole boys and their toys stigma, I opted for the Ninja 3-1 Slow Cooker. I went with this model not only because it sounded really cool, but because of the oblong size, the positive reviews and the fact that I can sear the meat in the cooker before using the slow cooker function ( I haven’t used it yet, but thought it might come in handy)
Just to be clear, Ninja isn’t asking me to say these things and I’m not being compensated in any way, this is just me sharing a product I use and like. Of course, if Ninja happens to read this post and wants to send me more toys, I wouldn’t mind!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did and feel free to have fun with the recipe swapping out with your favorite beer or soda.
If you love your slow cooker you might also enjoy these recipes:
- Tangerine Sticky Ribs
- Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Ribs
- Chicken Merlot
- Wild Boar (and pulled pork sliders)