I found the recipe on one of the hundreds of food blogs I follow. I don't remember which one I stole it from, so if someone recognizes it, please let me know and I'll give credit where credit is due!
Here's the recipe:
Crock Pot Ribs
• 2 racks baby back ribs, cut into 2 to 3 rib portions
• Salt and pepper
• 1 1/2 cups ketchup
• 1/3 cup honey
• 1/4 cup chopped onion
• 1 1/2 tablespoons Tabasco Chipotle Sauce, or to taste
• 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
• 2 teaspoons chili powder
• 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
• 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Heat oven to 375°.
Line a large baking sheet (with sides) with heavy duty foil. Place rib sections, rib sides down, on the baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour.
Combine remaining ingredients in a food processor or blender; process until smooth.
Transfer ribs to the slow cooker; cover with onions and pour the chipotle barbecue sauce over all. Cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours, or HIGH for about 4 to 5 hours.
I decided to serve these ribs over some polenta...only I didn't have any. So I substituted grits. Yes, grits. I made them with chicken broth and wine instead of plain ole water, and added a crushed garlic clove and a couple of tablespoons of cream cheese, plus 2 big handfuls each of grated sharp cheddar and pepper jack cheeses. Yeah- they didn't suck, either. The combination of the two was rather outstanding.
The only thing I will change next time is to add a bottle of beer to the crock pot at the beginning. So what are you doing just sitting there? Go make these!