Pictured Above: Roasted Broccoli, Butternut Squash Soup & Crockpot Pork Ribs
This was so easy and made the hubby so happy, I will be throwing it into the dinner rotation much more often. (He was so blissfully happy with his ribs and bowl of soup that he completely forgot the small fortune I spent that afternoon at a Columbia sample sale. Everything was a size Medium! My sister and I will be rocking new coats all winter.)
I was able to pick up some Todd Geisert Farm pork ribs at the Kirkwood Farmer’s Market this week. My husband, like most men out there, loves ribs. I don’t make them very often because they aren’t in my “comfort zone” of things to cook. I love using my Crockpot, especially when it comes to cuts of meat that I am not familiar with. It is generally foolproof. I did some looking onto my favorite recipe sites and found easy enough directions from The Clothes Make The Girl on cooking ribs in the Crockpot.
Her recipe was for 5 Spice Slow-Cooker Pork, which I am sure would be delicious! However, Matt is not a fan of the 5 Spice. He requested a dry-rub BBQ style rib, which normally I would also love, but I have been avoiding nightshades, so the peppers and the paprika were not an option for me. (I realize that I am a huge pain in the rear right now, but it is temporary.) I decided to just follow her lead, but using the spices that I had at home with the same amounts of liquid.
The result was AMAZING!
Once again, this isn’t a “recipe,” more of a loose framework for you to get inventive. Do your own thing! The ribs will be fall off the tender. My hubby assumed that he would have to take them out of the Crockpot and throw them on the grill for a minute to get the crispy texture he liked, but he was surprised that they came out of the Crockpot crispy and perfect.
Crockpot Pork Ribs
- 3 lbs pork ribs (I think ours was closer to 2, but anything from 2-4 lbs should work)
- seasoning blend (I used Simply Organics Steak Seasoning)
- 2 Tbsp coconut aminos
- 1 Tbsp vinegar
- Rub both sides of ribs with your chosen seasoning blend
- Spray sides and bottom of your Crockpot with some olive or coconut oil
- Add liquids to the Crockpot
- Add ribs to the Crockpot
- Cook on high for 6 or low for 8-10 hours