Slow Cooker Honey Bourbon Ribs
For the ribs:
~4 pounds pork spare ribs
baby back ribs would work too
your favorite store-bought rib rub
For the honey bourbon BBQ sauce:
of a white onion
sliced into strips
? cup apple cider vinegar
To prep the ribs:
Spread rub all over ribs and massage in with your hands.
Wrap in foil or plastic wrap on a baking sheet and let sit overnight in the refrigerator.
To make the honey bourbon BBQ sauce:
Place all sauce ingredients into a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sauce has reduced by about ¼. This will take ~30 minutes.
Place sauce in a high powered blender and blend until well combined and smooth.
To cook the spareribs:
Place spare ribs in slow cooker.
Slather with ~½ of the BBQ sauce.
Cook on low for 8-9 hours, or on high for 4-5 hours.
Once cooked, carefully remove the ribs from slow cooker and place on foil-lined (for easier clean up) baking sheet.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Slather ribs with more of the BBQ sauce and cook for 10-15 minutes in preheated oven, until slightly crispy on the edges.
Serve immediately with remaining BBQ sauce.
Prep time includes letting the ribs marinate in the rub overnight.