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Friday, May 10, 2013

An awesome recipe, a thank you and a reminder.

Good morning Prim Gals
It's bright and sunny again today.  We had a little rain yesterday, but could use a lot more.  I'm off to mow yet again, but wanted to share this awesome recipe I tried the other night.  I had to take Jack to dog training class, and knew that the Mister would be hungry when he came home, so I whipped up this recipe for

BBQ ribs in the Crockpot

Yeah...I know...I wondered too if they would be as good as those done on the grill, but Mr. Whimzie and I LOVED them.  They are so easy to make and come out incredibly tender.

I tweaked a couple of the recipes I was looking at and here is my version.

Crock Pot BBQ Ribs

Ingredients

One rack of extra meaty pork ribs
One jar of Sweet Baby Ray's Hickory & Brown Sugar BBQ sauce (or your favorite sauce)

Rub

1/4 c. brown sugar
2 T paprika
1/2 t. ground red pepper (or to taste-we like 'em spicy)
1/2 t garlic powder
1/4 t salt and 1/4 t pepper
1/2 T chili powder



Cut up your rib section into quarters.  You can leave the membrane on the back, as it helps to hold the ribs together during the long cooking process.  Place the ribs sections on a plate or waxed paper.

Mix the rub ingredients all together, then slather the ribs with mixture.  You can do this the night before, wrap them up and refrigerate, but I just did it right before I placed them in the slow cooker.
Place the rib sections so that they lean again the sides of the slow cooker.  Don't just lay them in the bottom on top of each other.

Pour 3/4 of the bottle of BBQ sauce over the ribs, making sure to drizzle as much as possible on the ribs themselves. Reserve the rest for extra dipping sauce at the table.  Set your slow cooker to High and cook for 5 hours or Low for 7 hours.  I used the high temp.
If you are home, baste the ribs occasionally with the BBQ sauce.

Several of the recipes I saw said to take the ribs out and broil them quickly before serving.  Mine looked fantastic as they were, so I did skip this step.  We used the additional sauce for dippin' at the table.

I hope you enjoy these as much as we do.  When I told our son, Scott (an avid griller), about them, he was very, very skeptical that they could turn out so well...I'm going to make them the next time they come over just to prove to him that you can make awesome ribs in a crockpot!  The recipe will also be posted on our food blog, The Crow's Crusty Loaf (see the link on the top left of my blog).

I recently won a giveaway from  Colleen at Needles n Pins Stitcheries.  She made this adorable mug mat!
Thank you so much Colleen!  I love the mat and now use it by my computer to place my mornin' cup of coffee on!

Finally, I wanted to remind everyone who joined the Spring Doll Challenge, that your pictures are due to me by next Monday night.  If you aren't quite finished, please don't give up, as I will be happy to post about your creation once you have completed it.  I would like to make a collage of pictures, which is why I set the deadline, but I'm so thrilled to see all the creativity that I want to show everyone's creations, whenever they are done.  You can view the pictures I have received so far on the tab at the top of my blog.

Have a blessed weekend!
 


5 comments:

  1. Ho Wendy my sweet friend,
    YUMMO, I am going to make these ribs next week. I wrote down the recipe tat you posted. Thank you for posting it.
    Have a Wonderful and Blessed Mother's Day Sunday!
    Big Hugs and lots of Love,
    Tricia XO

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  2. I am so glad the mug rug you won from me is working out for you! They are so much fun to make. Your ribs look really good....hmmmm....may have to try them. Have a great weekend! :)

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  3. Hi Wendy, love the pretty mug rug, nice win.......thanks for the recipe, yum yum, love ribs so much.....Happy Moms Day, Francine.

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  4. Wendy mine are almost done...just waiting for the last piece to dry so I can sew them on. :0) Hopefully I can take pictures tomorrow. :0) My mother and Sister are still working on theirs but when they get done I'll pass photos along to you. :0)

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  5. Not a rib eater Wendy but these do sound yummy.

    Felicia

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