The key to perfect ribs is cooking them gently so the meat stays tender while the fat renders, and the slow cooker is the perfect tool for accomplishing just that. The recipe below will give you fall-off-the bone ribs with only 10 minutes of prep.
Barbecue is all about balancing sweet and salty. Here soy sauce, black pepper, and garlic add a pungent savor while honey, ginger, and allspice provide sweetness. Allspice may seem an odd choice for barbecue, but it’s subtle here, adding depth, not a strong flavor.
Pro Tip: If you’d like to caramelize the edges of the meat, after slow cooking transfer them to a baking sheet, meatier side up, and broil for 3-5 minutes, watching them carefully to ensure the sauce doesn’t burn. Then proceed as directed in step 5.