Alright, so I’ve been trying to venture out of the world of other people’s recipes and come up with a few of my own delicious concoctions from time to time. I decided to try my hand at some ribs, and I must say… this came out to be amazing!
A while back, WinCo was having a really great deal on country-style pork ribs. I LOVE ribs… so I bought some with the idea of making something absolutely amazing. Then I kind of forgot about them in my freezer….
So last week, we were trying to plan out our meals for the week and I discovered the ribs, hiding in the back of the freezer, and my mouth started watering again! I looked up several recipes but nothing seemed to be exactly what I was looking for, so I decided to wing it! After digging around in the kitchen for a while, here’s what I came up with:
A decent sized crock-pot
3.5 lbs Country Style, bone-in, pork ribs – thawed
1 cup chopped celery
2 cups chopped onion (I had a red one, so that’s what I used)
1/4 cup of my homemade ketchup (I didn’t want to use more because we’re running low at the moment)
1 bottle of bbq sauce (I had a bottle of Sweet Baby Ray’s)
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1 cup water
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper (if you want it to have less of a kick, use less)
2 tsp garlic salt
So I started off by boiling the ribs for about 15-20 minutes. This helps to get rid of some of the fat.
While the ribs were boiling, I mixed all of the other ingredients in a large bowl.
I then put the ribs into my crock pot, on a low setting, and poured the sauce mixture over them. There wasn’t a lot of wiggle room to stir things around, so I just turned the ribs as much as I could until I was satisfied that they were coated. Then I put the lid on the crock pot and let them cook for about 8 hours.
We made some brown rice to serve with the ribs, and the sauce complimented the rice very well! Now, this recipe did have enough of a kick that our 4-year-old thought his mouth was on fire. But we really loved it.
Best part is, that we took the leftovers, pulled the meat from the bones, added just a little bit of bbq sauce, heated the meat in a small pan on the stove, grilled some rolls and had pulled-pork type bbq sandwiches the next day!!
All of it was super yummy, and I’m very pleased with how they came out. Hope you like the recipe as much as we do. 😀