** This post was imported as a part of my top 30 from my old blog – What’s Cooking in the Orange Kitchen**
What a great post title, huh? Ribs. OK, maybe it’s not the most appetizing title I’ve had on this blog but I am really excited that I finally have a rib to write about! You see, I’ve been trying to make ribs for the past 4 years. I’ve tried a variety of different recipes and I was never that happy with them. One recipe called for boiling, then grilling, then slow cooking. Um hello, who has time for all of that? Not to mention the fact that the end result was just tough. Not at all worth the effort. But I was bound and determined to finally find a recipe that was worth my time enough to write a blog post and I have finally found it!
Sweet and Savory Country Style Ribs
(Adapted from Allrecipes.com)
1 large onion, sliced and separated into rings
2 1/2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
1 (18 ounce) bottle barbecue sauce
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup spicy brown mustard – I used a brown mustard with horseradish in it
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Layer onion rings in the bottom of a 5 qt crockpot and place the ribs on top of them.
In a large measuring cup (or small bowl), combine the rest of the ingredients.
Pour the sauce over the ribs and turn the crock pot on low.
Cook for 8-9 hours. (At about 6 hours I used a baster to remove some of the grease from the crockpot)
Remove the ribs from the crockpot and place on a foiled lined broiling pan. Spoon the remaining sauce and onions from the crockpot over the ribs. Broil on high for ~4 minutes. *I kept the oven door open and a close eye on them to make sure they didn’t burn. You just want the sauce to caramelize a little.