Well, it's about time I posted a crock pot recipe.
I haven't used my crock pot in months. It takes up too much room in my kitchen, so I keep it on a shelf in the basement. Out of sight, out of mind.
This is one of my favorite crock pot recipes. I've tweaked it quite a bit over the years. In its original incarnation, I just poured a bottle of BBQ sauce into the crock pot, dumped in the ribs and let it cook for 8 hours. I've come a long way since then.
The playlist is very short today, as it will only take about 10 minutes to prep the ingredients!
- "Little Bitty Pretty One".........Bobby Day
- "Another Saturday Night"......Sam Cooke
- "O Sole Mio"......Lou Monte
- "I've Got You Under My Skin"..........Frank Sinatra
Crock Pot Recipe:
Boneless Country-Style Ribs
- 3 lbs. boneless pork country-style ribs
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- salt and pepper
- 3/4 cup apple juice
- 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce
Gather your ingredients.
Slice your onion:
Cut in in half.
Slice into half-moons.
Place onion slices in the crock pot.
Add boneless ribs to the crock pot.
Sprinkle minced garlic, brown sugar, salt and pepper over the ribs.
Then I flip the ribs over, and flip them again, so hopefully there will be sugar, salt, pepper and garlic on both sides. But don't stress, it all comes together when it cooks.
Pour in the apple juice. This is a 6.75 ounce box of apple juice, slightly more than the 3/4 cup that I listed in the ingredients. It's okay. This is not an exact science.
Cook on the LOW setting for 7 to 8 hours. Whatever fits your schedule.
Remove the pork from the crock pot to a plate.
Remove the onions as well.
This is what is left in the crock pot. Apple juice, and lots of other liquid. The fat has rendered. Dump out all of this. In its entirety. You do not want this.
Quickly swipe the inside of the still-hot crock pot with a paper towel, to remove any last remnants of what-have-you.
Pour one cup of the barbecue sauce into the crock pot. Spread it around to cover the bottom of the pot.
Return the pork and onions back into the crock pot.
Pour the remaining 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce over the pork and onions.
Gingerly stir to coat. Do not stir too vigorously, the pork is at the point now where it will very easily fall apart if handled roughly.
Set your crock pot to HIGH and cook for one more hour.
You can easily pull it apart if you want to. Use two forks to shred it. Or serve as it is! You can't go wrong.
Mr. Terrific and I skipped the fluffy rolls and went straight to the good stuff.