Another recipe resurrected from my old blog! This is a great one if you’re craving something that tastes like summer. This was originally posted in March of 2011. Enjoy!
I don’t know if it’s the 45 degree weather, the melting snow, or the robin my mom saw in her yard today, but I’ve got spring fever! I needed something with some barbeque sauce on it, so I’m glad I included ribs on our menu for the week. I searched for a good recipe for crockpot BBQ ribs — believe me, there is no shortage of barbeque recipes! Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the possibilties, I asked a friend for his recipe since I’d seen him post about his slow-cooked ribs on Facebook and I have a hunch he knows a good barbeque when he tastes one. It was just what I’d hoped for — fall-apart tender, delicious, and simple. Thank you, Mike!
Country Style Barbeque Ribs
1 onion soup mix packet
1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce (18oz or thereabouts)
1 family pack of country style pork ribs (my package included 9 ribs)
Layer the ribs, onion soup mix, and barbeque sauce in the crockpot. Cook on LOW for 8 hours or so. As tempting as it may be…..DON’T LIFT THE LID! 🙂
— I seared my ribs on the grill before putting them in the crockpot, but this is probably optional.
— I only used about 3/4 of the bottle of barbeque sauce and saved the rest to serve on the side. The ribs get REALLY juicy in the crockpot, so if you like your ribs saucy, save some of your sauce for when you’re serving. If you put it all in the crockpot to start with, it’ll all run off the ribs when you serve them.
— If you’re looking for a good, mild sauce, I recommend Meijer brand Traditional barbeque sauce. It doesn’t have an overpowering smoky flavor and not too much tang. My daughter always says she doesn’t like barbeque sauce, but she likes this stuff. If you prefer smoke, tang, or spice, get a different kind.
Enjoy and dream of summer…..