Monday, April 8, 2013

Slow Cooker Spare Ribs

Do you ever find yourself wishing there was more time in the day and everything took less time to do? The blog Six Sister's Stuff had a post of making 8 Freezer Meals in an hour.  Of course, I didn't believe that it really only took an hour to make EIGHT meals, so naturally, I had to test it out.  It took almost exactly 60 minutes! Being the skeptic that I am, I then doubted that the meals would actually taste good.  Proved me wrong there, also! Every meal has been delicious, and everyone who we've shared the meals with have agreed (they may just say it to be nice, but I'll take it)!

We already have a slow cooker pulled pork recipe, but I wanted to this was one of the eight meals.  This recipe had so much flavor!  I am not a huge fan of BBQ sauce, but I thought it was delicious.  It's a cinch to make, takes less than 10 minutes to prep, and can be served in a variety of ways.  Serve it on buns, over rice, with potatoes... any carb will do!


1-2 lbs (country style) pork ribs
1 1/2 c. ketchup
1/2 tsp. liquid smoke (I'm pretty sure I found this in the condiments aisle..)
1 1/2  Tbsp. seasoning salt (We use Montreal Steak Seasoning from Costco)
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white vinegar


Place the pork ribs in a gallon-size freezer bag.  In a bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients, then pour over the ribs and seal.

Thaw for 24 hours before cooking.  Cook in the crock pot on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.  I actually put the pork in frozen, pour the sauce into the crock pot, and cooked for 10 hours. It turned out just fine.