Barbecued Ranch Ribs

Barbecued Ranch Ribs



  • 2 packets ranch dressing mix (1 ounce each), divided

  • 2 tablespoons paprika

  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt

  • 1 tablespoon salt-free lemon pepper

  • 3 racks pork baby back ribs cut into single-rib portions

  • 1 bottle barbecue sauce (18 ounces)

  • 1 tablespoon molasses

  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco® sauce


  1. Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil.

  2. In a small bowl, stir together 1 packet ranch dressing mix, paprika, garlic salt, and lemon pepper. Rub ribs with seasoning mixture. Place ribs on prepared baking sheet, bone side down. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for 10 minutes. Turn and broil for 10 minutes more.

  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine remaining ranch dressing mix, barbecue sauce, molasses, and Tabasco®.

  4. Coat ribs, several at a time, with sauce mixture and place in a 5-quart slow cooker. Pour remaining sauce over ribs. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.

  5. Transfer ribs to a serving platter. Skim off any fat from the top of the sauce. Serve sauce on side.

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