Thursday, September 28, 2006
Slow-Cooked Crockpot Ribs
As a new bride ... many moons ago ... I needed to experiment with cooking meals that took little time to make ... but tasted like I knew what I was doing :). One little method I devised for cooking ribs in the slow cooker is as follows:
beef or pork ribs (enough for your family and that can fit in the crockpot)
salt and pepper
Favorite BBQ sauce
Cut ribs in portions that can easily fit in the crockpot. Lay out on counter two pieces of foil (enough to wrap around ribs) and place ribs on top. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and a little garlic powder. Wrap tightly in the foil ... using more if necessary. Put "rib package" inside the crockpot making sure lid fits securely. I cook these all day on low, and when you're ready to eat at dinner time, just remove the foil ... place ribs on a baking sheet and brush on your favorite BBQ sauce. Stick under the broiler to carmalize the sauce just a bit ... or throw them on the BBQ just to give a smoky flavor. All of the fat just melts off from slow cooking all day long. No boiling necessary.