Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Crock Pot Recipe Day 5

Honey Barbecue Pork Ribs
From: Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes for Two
Page 155

Cooker: 3 qt
Setting and cook time: Low for 7-9 hours

2 lbs pork loin back ribs, baby back ribs, or country style pork spareribs, cut into serving pieces of 3-4 ribs
I used spare ribs
1 small yellow onion, sliced I used dried onion flakes because it's what I had
1 c. store bought or homemade barbecue sauce of your choice I used Kraft Original because I had one already open
1/3 c. mild flavored honey I didn't have quite 1/3 cup so I ended up using whipped honey to make up the difference.  Might have been easier to mix it up if I had melted the whipped honey first.
A few splashes Sriracha hot sauce, or other favorite hot sauce I used a green tabasco sauce - maybe a tsp.   I couldn't really taste the hot sauce.  If you like it spicy I'd add at least 1 TBSP.

1. Arrange the rib portions in the slow cooker, layering them with the onion slices.  Because my slow cooker is bigger than 3 quarts, I didn't have layers.  I laid the ribs in the bottom of the cooker and sprinkled dried onion on top of them.
2. Combine the barbecue sauce, honey, and hot sauce in a small bowl until smooth; spoon over the ribs.  If you have a round cooker, stack the ribs with sauce in between.  Cover and cook on LOW for 7-9 hours, until the meat is tender and starts to separate from the bone.
3.  Serve immediately.  If there is extra sauce on the bottom of the cooker, transfer to a bowl and serve on the side.

These were really tasty.  There wasn't a strong honey flavor.  If you like them with a strong honey flavor, I'd suggest using a honey flavored barbecue sauce.  

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