Friday, April 7, 2017

Recipe: Crockpot Ribs

A greyhound friend shared a recipe for slow cooker ribs on her FB page over a month ago and I filed it in the back of my mind to try.  I have a slow cooker.  I love ribs...  For your pleasure I have included the actual directions and the Megan directions.

Megan Directions:

-Buy rack of ribs on sale forget about them in the freezer for a month.
-Remember them after making a pizza for dinner because you were too lazy to try.
-Decide to put ribs on weekly menu.
-Thaw ribs.
-Remember the night before that you don't have root beer.
-Swing by the grocery store and buy a 2 liter of root beer that is most on sale.
-Start to prep the crock pot before leaving for work.
-Cut ribs in half since the whole rack won't fit in the pot.
-Place ribs in crock pot.
-Remember that you were supposed to salt and pepper them.
-Add "enough" salt and pepper kinda covering the ribs.
-Pour in root beer until ribs are 95% covered (prob could have just poured in the whole bottle, it was only $1).
-Set crock pot to cook on low for 5 hours.
-Come home 11 hours later.
-Prep veggies for roasting, place everything on roasting sheets, place in oven at 400°F.
-Drain all the juice from pot (preferably with help because ribs are fragile and will break apart if you're clumsy like me and try to remove them from the pot).

-When most/all of the liquid is drained, add "enough" bbq sauce (of your liking) to the ribs and set to cook for 1 hour on high.
-Go walk dogs.
-Come home and stretch.
-Yell at fiancé to get out of the bathroom because he's been in there too long (is this what having kids is like?).
-Pull roasted veggies from oven.
-Oogle ribs in the crockpot.
-Serve and enjoy!


Internet Directions:

Slow Cooker Ribs

3 pounds pork side ribs (about 2 racks of ribs)
2 12-ounce (355 ml) cans root beer
2 cups (500 ml) prepared BBQ sauce
1 teaspoon (5 ml) salt
1 teaspoon (5 ml) pepper

-Remove silver skin from the back of the ribs. This can be done by pushing the back of a spoon just underneath it, and then working it up and off the ribs with your fingers.
-Sprinkle the ribs generously with salt and pepper, and place them into the bottom of a 6-quart slow cooker. Pour the root beer over top.
-Cover and cook on low for 5 hours or 3 hours on high.
-Remove ribs from the slow cooker, setting aside on plate. Discard liquid from slow cooker.
-Place the ribs back inside, along with the barbecue sauce. Be sure to coat ribs in bbq sauce. Cook on high for another 1 hour.
-Gently remove from slow cooker and serve with sauce.

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