Baby Back Ribs
For those of you who don’t know that song, it is sung by Jerry Kilgore. I have no idea who he is other than he sings that country song! It is one of the songs I learned to line dance to when I was going to classes with my Aunt Marlene and it was one of my favorite dances!

However, this post really isn’t about the dance. Its about the food. The food just reminds me of the song 🙂 Yeah, I know. Goofy. Grumpy tells me that all the time!

Baby Back Ribs
I have been reading Jessie’s blog The Hungry Mouse for a while now. Jessie is definitely a meat eater! Grumpy would love to be a guest in her home on a regular basis and I’m convinced I would be too!! I looked her recipes over and I do plan to make them – but this time, for my first time making ribs, I decided to do what my sister-in-law Heidi does. The rib recipe Jessie posted today is probably my next try!

My sister-in-law Heidi cooks the ribs in her crockpot with two bottles of Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce and then broils them to crisp them up. I decided to not cook them in the BBQ sauce because Grumpy prefers not so much sauce. But, I did use Heidi’s method. I basically cooked my ribs in the crockpot using a recipe I found on as a guide, then pulled them out and broiled them.

Baby Back Ribs
These were great! Even Grumpy said they were great! Thanks Jessie for giving me the “nudge” I needed to try making ribs on my own!

Baby Back Ribs
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
  • 1 package baby back ribs
  • 2 celery stalks, cut in half
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 5 -1/2 cups water
  • 1 onion, sliced
  1. Cook in crockpot on high for 1-1/2 hours. Change setting to low and continue to cook for 5 more hours.
  2. Line cookie sheet with foil. Place ribs on foil and brush BBQ sauce over top. Broil on high approximately 5 minutes. Turn and repeat. Serve!

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Meg January 3, 2009 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    Way to go! They look awesome!

  2. Gera January 3, 2009 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    Ohhh Shelby your recipe is simply mindblowing!!
    With this and Jessie’s weekly ribs my meat-diet is exploding 🙂

    Gera .:. sweetsfoods

  3. Jessie January 3, 2009 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Whoa! Now…we’re coming to your house for dinner! Well done! They look amazing!

    Hehe, if we keep this up, you know, we might just have to create some kind of Rib Festival. Hmmm…


    a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

  4. Anonymous January 3, 2009 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    Shelby, those look fantastic! I do ribs often, but have never used the crockpot… just boiled them.
    This will be tried soon. Kathye

  5. gail January 4, 2009 at 12:01 am - Reply

    These look fantastic! It seems rib recipes make me very hungry! (or it could be your cooking – much more likely!!) 🙂

  6. Hornsfan January 4, 2009 at 12:35 am - Reply

    Wow – these look great! Ribs are usually a summertime thing for me but I may have to go find some tomorrow!

  7. Melissa January 4, 2009 at 12:41 am - Reply

    Oooooh…these look super yummy!

  8. Michele January 4, 2009 at 1:10 am - Reply

    We love Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce! I do mine in the crockpot too. They turn out tender every time. Your’s look perfect!

  9. ~Vanessa~ January 4, 2009 at 1:41 am - Reply

    Those look absolutely wonderful! My son will want to move in with you if he finds this post!

  10. Patsyk January 4, 2009 at 1:46 am - Reply

    They look great! I never seem to make baby back ribs in the winter – since I do them on the grill, they make me think of summer! My husband would be thrilled if he could have them all year long!

  11. creative one January 4, 2009 at 3:40 am - Reply

    If Randy had known you were making ribs he would have been at your house for dinner, these are his all time favorite thing to have!

  12. Debbie January 4, 2009 at 4:09 am - Reply

    This is so funny…. I have made two of The Hungry Mouse’s ribs..just haven’t posted them yet.
    We think alike.
    Your ribs look fantastic!

  13. Foong January 4, 2009 at 4:35 am - Reply

    Your ribs looks really good. Well done!

  14. JyLnC January 4, 2009 at 4:40 am - Reply

    I love my crock pot and this recipe looks easy enough for even me. They look so good!

  15. J.Danger January 4, 2009 at 6:28 am - Reply

    those are some good looking ribs!

  16. recipes2share January 4, 2009 at 7:48 am - Reply

    these look fantastic!

  17. Kaitlin January 4, 2009 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    my husbands been wanting me to make a rack of ribs lately, after seeing these i just might have to give in!!

  18. Cristine January 4, 2009 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Mmmmm!!! I could go for some ribs right now!

  19. Kevin January 4, 2009 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Those ribs look so good!

  20. Scott at Real Epicurean January 4, 2009 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    I’m a rib addict. These look delicious!

  21. ♥Reeni January 4, 2009 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful crust on them! They look really awesome!

  22. Debbie January 4, 2009 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    The ribs look so good. I like the way they were cooked. I will have to try this the next time I make them. Thanks!

  23. Aggie January 5, 2009 at 2:03 am - Reply

    Sweet Baby Ray’s is our favorite! Those ribs look awesome!!

  24. Chef E January 5, 2009 at 2:49 am - Reply

    Man that looks great…I am jonsin for BBQ, and you are the second I have seen this weekend…they look wonderful, and saucy!

  25. Danielle January 5, 2009 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Looks tasty! You can go wrong with a slab of ribs yum yum yum

  26. Megan January 5, 2009 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    I love babyback ribs an I’m ready for a slab of pork and a crockpot method!

  27. Megan January 5, 2009 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    I’m ready for some pork!

  28. gaga January 6, 2009 at 1:14 am - Reply

    Mmm, those look finger-looking good!

  29. Maryann January 6, 2009 at 4:54 am - Reply

    Now I’m craving ribs! They look so good! 🙂

  30. Matt January 6, 2009 at 5:10 am - Reply

    Another amazing look meat dish! I do love barbecue sauce. Fantastic photography!

  31. maggie January 6, 2009 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    Yum! What a great looking dish. I was hoping these were from the crockpot. Am bookmarking now! Thanks!

  32. Ruth May 28, 2009 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    Reminded me of an Austin Powers movie! Looks sticky-delicious!

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