Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Fall Challenge #18- Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

Disclaimer: during the making of this meal, my husband cried and the fire alarm went off. Onions and broilers are powerful things. Also, I made this recipe in fall though I know it's being posted on the first day of winter. Forgive me.

As my final recipe for my fall cooking challenge, I made some DELICIOUS slow cooked country style BBQ ribs. I know I say that about everything I make, but it's always true. Seriously. Make this-- it's really easy but also tasty. Definitely one to make when company comes over! 

Slow cooked BBQ ribs- from here 
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 (4 pound) package country style pork ribs (mine was 3.5 lbs and made PLENTY)
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 (18 ounce) bottle barbeque sauce (make sure it's a good quality-- this provides most of the flavor)
  • 1/2 cup water

  1. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source. Set slow cooker on low, add the sliced onions and cover.
  2. Place the ribs on a baking sheet, season with salt and ground black pepper, and place under the preheated broiler until brown, about 5 minutes. Place the browned ribs into the preheated slow cooker with the onion. Cover and cook for 4 hours.
  3. After 4 hours, pour the entire bottle of barbeque sauce over the ribs and onions, pour water into the barbeque sauce bottle, shake and pour into the slow cooker to prevent sticking. Stir gently to combine the water and barbeque sauce. Cover and cook until tender, about another 4 hours.

Ready to broil!
Matt cutting onions. No picture of him crying, though.
Onions layered in bottom of crock pot... fascinating, I know.

After being broiled. PS- be careful this step doesn't set off your fire alarm. Just sayin'

Layered in the crock pot, then cooked for 4 hours

After adding the BBQ sauce + water

Yum... done!

Meal, complete with homemade corn bread.
I would have made these with mashed potatoes, but we didn't have any such ingredients on hand, so I made some corn bread. It's another one of Matt's food loves. To soak up that delicious BBQ sauce/broth, I tore the muffin and mixed it with the rest-- DELICIOUS!

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