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Frugal Fridays: Simple BBQ Ribs

Simple BBQ Ribs

Serves 4


40 oz. bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce (I used sweet baby ray’s) – $2.44
3.38lb. St. Louis style ribs – $6.05 ($1.79lb.)

Total Cost – $8.49
Cost per serving – $2.12

Prep Day: freeze ribs.

Serve Day: Thaw Ribs. Put your ribs in the crockpot. Lather them with bbq sauce. I highly recommend Sweet Baby Ray’s. I’m one who likes to make most everything from scratch, but when it comes to bbq sauce, I can’t make better than Sweet Baby Ray’s. They aren’t even paying me to say that.

Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Gently remove the racks and lay them out on a foil lined baking tray. Add more bbq sauce on top.

Broil under a broiler for 3-5 minutes until the bbq sauce starts to bubble and caramelize. Alternately you could wrap them in foil and throw them on a heated grill for the same effect. I sometimes do this for crowds and picnics. This keep the ribs warm until ready to eat and makes it easy to pass out portions.

Eat and Enjoy!



I’m a married mother of 3. Who loves living in Minnesota, prep ahead cooking, and couldn’t live without them now. No more worries about the age old question “What’s for Dinner?”. I am also transitioning my family into the slow food and clean eating movement. I believe it’s best if we can eat food in it’s most natural state. I love to share the information I have been gaining through this whole experience. I’m also a trained personal chef. Cooking is a passion and hobby of mine. Hope your are enjoying the content of my blog.

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