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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ribs Rubbed Right

Crockpot cooking is easy, but ours has been on hiatus, since warm weather meals are often salads or grilled foods.

Until last week, when we bought a package of boneless country-stylecrockpot country ribs0726 (4) pork ribs. I had read that these were great cooked in a crockpot with a few added ingredients — barbecue sauce, sliced onions and rubbed with spices of your choice, which makes the ribs extra flavorful. While there are lots of choices on what rub to use, mine included brown sugar, garlic powder, cumin, and chili powder.

Crock Pot Country Style Ribs

  • 4-6  lbs. country-style ribs  (ours were bone-in)
  • 8 oz. barbecue sauce
  • 1 onion, cut in slices
  • 3 TBSP Worcestershire sauce

The Rub

  • 1/2 TBSP paprika
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1TBSP  ground kosher salt
  • 1 TBSP chili powder
  • 1 TBSP ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1TBSP garlic powder

SAM_0453Put onions in bottom of crockpot, dry off ribs. Mix dry rub ingredient together. Rub the ribs with Worcestershire sauce, then with the rub. Criss-cross the ribs in layers in crockpot. Pour barbecue sauce in and cover. Set crockpot on LOW 6-8 hours; HIGH 3-4 hours if you’re in a hurry, but for this meal, low and slow is best.

The ribs were served with these easy side dishes (the recipes were posted before, but repeating means no links to another post.)

Classic Slaw

Buy a bag or prepared Cole Slaw mix which is SO much easier thencole slaw0726 (2) shredding everything by hand. Then, just make the dressing:

  • 1/2 C mayonnaise
  • 2 TBSP rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP milk 
  • 1 tsp ground celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp seasoning salt

Whisk ingredients in small bowl. Let sit 15-20 minutes so flavors blend. Stir just before adding to salad.

Asian Marinated Cucumber SaladSAM_0457

  • 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced (seedless if available)
  • 1/4 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 C rice vinegar
  • 1 TBSP minced fresh dill or ½ tsp dried dill weed
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 TBSP toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Gently toss together ingredients until evenly coated. Place in a container with a tight fitting lid and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Gently toss again before serving.

Dinner was great — leftovers were even better !

10 comments:

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

YUM! that do look like happiness for the stomach. I had no idea you could crock country ribs. I just saw on tv you can crock a pork shoulder so along with these ribs I see some crocking is in my future.

Sandra said...

I can almost smell this, looks wonderful from here... and the word left overs grabbed me, we love left overs...mother cooked in her crockpot all the time and it was always delish

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

We cook in crock pot also.

It is like owning a pressure cooker. Do you remember your Mom cooking with one a pressure cooker.

I sent you lots of emails and wrote you this morning . Regarding your time away in Sept.

Go check as I have not heard back from you.

Maybe you have not got them.


DeniseinVA said...

That looks so good, I'm going to make this as soon as I can get out to the store for the ingredients. Thanks Beatrice :)

To answer your question of what tripod I used, it is the Tamrac TR406 ZipShot Compact Ultra-Light Instant Tripod. We bought ours from Amazon.

The camera Gregg bought for my birthday is a Canon EOS 7D. Still reading up on it and I am in the experimenting stage with settings. I have always been a point and shoot on automatic kind of a girl before ;)

Montanagirl said...

I'll have to try this "rib" recipe. It sounds delicious!

Country Gal said...

Oh boy does all the look and sound YUMMY! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I will have to try this one. I just looked at some ribs at the grocery store yesterday and decided not to buy because I didn't want to heat up my oven. I keep forgetting about my crockpot!

Daisy said...

Yum! Those ribs sound delicious!

Elaine said...

Looks yummy! Might be a good one to use for company.

Patrica Ball Morrison said...

We do not use the crock pots in summer either...these look good and avoids heating the oven and the kitchen....

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