Wednesday, August 3, 2011

3 Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

These ribs took about 2 minutes to prepare and were amazing!
(A fun fact. . . I hadn't had ribs until I met Nate . . . but he had never been to Starbucks! I like to think we better each other!)
Slice onions and put them in slow cooker
Salt and pepper 1/2 of the ribs and put them on top of the onions
Cover with 1/2 of the bbq sauce
add the next set of ribs
pour the rest of the bbq sauce over the ribs
add water and applesauce to the sides of the slow cooker
and enjoy!
Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs
1 medium yellow onion
1 rack (2.5 lbs) pork spare ribs
18 oz bbq sauce
1 c apple sauce
1/2 c water
salt and pepper to taste
Thinly slice the onion and place it in the bottom of the slow cooker. Cut the ribs into two rib portions. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange half of the ribs in on top of the onion in the slow cooker. Cover with half of the BBQ sauce. Place the rest of the ribs on top and cover with the rest of the BBQ sauce. Pour the apple sauce and water (or whatever liquid you are using) in around the edges of the ribs so it fills in the spaces between meat without washing off all of the BBQ sauce. Secure the lid tightly on the slow cooker, turn on low heat and let cook for 8 hours. When the ribs are done, carefully remove them from the pot. They will be very tender and can fall apart easily so lift gently. Fish out the onions and serve on top of the ribs. The left over liquid in the slow cooker can be simmered in a pot over medium low heat until reduced and thickened. The thickened sauce can then be served as a gravy over the ribs.
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  1. oh yum elizabeth! those look excellent and i always like using the slow cooker, so convenient but i need some different recipes, thanks for sharing this one!

  2. Looks delicious! I never really ate ribs until I met Kris either and he loves to grill out with them. Love this alternative - I am always up for a slow cooker recipe! :) xo

  3. I wondered all day how these turned out. They look yummy!


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