This year I’ve decided to make a resolution that I can actually keep (which is a step in the right direction for me LOL). This resolution pertains directly to my blogging (I did make others for other aspects in my life, but wanted to share this one with y’all). I could have resolved to use my crock pot more, but the truth is I already use crock pots quite a bit. So trying to think outside the box, I decided to resolve that I would take more pictures and videos of my crock pot creations. In the past I’ve found that pictures of crock pot food isn’t so appealing so I’m going to work on the presentation, appearance and recipes themselves. For the first recipe post of 2011 I’m sharing a crock pot barbecue ribs AND a photo (aren’t y’all excited?!?!) Here is how I do it:
- rack of pork ribs, membrane removed
- 1/4 cup of pork dry rub
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1/2 – 1 cup of favorite barbecue sauce
While I’m preparing my rack of ribs I turn a 4 – 6 quart (whatever the ribs will fit in) to high, with the lid on. Make sure you remove the slick, filmy looking membrane from the back side of the ribs…. this is VERY important. If you have to cut the ribs in half in order for them to fit into the crock pot, do so now. While the crock pot is continuing to heat mix the dry rub (which can be found in the spice isle of the grocery store) and the brown sugar together. Liberally apply the mixture to both sides of the ribs. Let them sit for 15 minutes once you’ve rubbed the mixture in. In the meantime ball up 4 (12″ ) pieces of aluminum foil and place in the bottom of the crock pot. This is going to keep the ribs off of the bottom of the crock pot and therefore off of direct heat. Place the ribs in the crock pot and continue to cook on high for an hour. After an hour turn the crock pot to low. Cook on low for 3 hours. Serve with your favorite barbecue sauce.
You are not going to believe how tender and flavorful these ribs are. Just because there’s snow on the ground and ice where mud puddles once were doesn’t mean you have to give up enjoying things you would normally make on the grill.
Crock Pot Barbecue Ribs
<p>These cook up so tender and flavorful…. and without having to turn on the grill. Perfection!</p>