Monday, September 17, 2012

BBQ Country Ribs in the Slow Cooker

 Hi, I’m Dorothy Reinhold from Shockingly Deliciouswhere we celebrate tried and true food that’s “scary-good,” has big flavors and addictive qualities. Donna and I share several things in common:
  • A love of value-oriented cooking. We don’t need to overspend to eat well.
  • A dedication to coaxing the most flavor out of the fewest ingredients. If you choose the right ingredients and do the right things with them, all will be well.
  • A delight in the art, the science and most of all the magic of cooking – the best, most delicious hobby possible! 
 Since Donna is tending to her husband, she asked me to share a recipe that would be right up her alley if she were home in the kitchen.

This recipe for BBQ Country Ribs in the Slow Cooker hits all the marks. It will not only stick to YOUR ribs with comforting goodness, but it uses the slow cooker, so dinner can be bubbling while you are working. That’s a beautiful thing. To the pot we add a couple of aromatics (onion and garlic), a couple of spices (oregano and cumin), take advantage of a cut of pork that is often on sale, and some bottled barbecue sauce. Easy peasy.

Serve with mashed potatoes, if you like, and a green veggie. I favor steamed broccoli (microwave 2-3 minutes) or a quick wilted spinach (skillet, 2 minutes), but suit yourself.