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Monday, July 20, 2009

Slow Cooked Pork Ribs with Spicy Barbecue Sauce

Every Sunday our group of friends holds a potluck dinner to bring us all together for a meal and a few bottles of wine, ending the week on a positive note. This week our offering was a big crock pot full of slow cooked pork ribs with a homemade barbecue sauce. I used a some smoked salt I bought at Whole Foods to give the ribs a little extra pop.

Great food, fun and lots of laughter, shared with people you love, a wonderful way to end the week!

-6lbs. country pork ribs
-smoked salt (optional)

BBQ Sauce Ingredients:

* 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
* 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
* 2 tablespoons brown sugar
* 2 tablespoons vinegar
* 3 tablespoons olive oil
* 3 cloves garlic minced
* 1 green pepper minced onion
* 1 onion minced
* 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
* 1 teaspoon dry mustard
* 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
* 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
* 1/2 teaspoon paprika
* salt and pepper to taste
* smoked salt (optional)

-Rub ribs with smoked salt, salt and pepper and put in the crock pot on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
-Cook minced onion, green pepper and garlic in olive oil until onions turns opaque. Add remaining ingredients, except smoked salt, mix thoroughly and allow to simmer for about 40 minutes.
-After ribs have cooked for 2 hours (if on high or 4 hours if on low), add BBQ sauce and finish cooking.
-Put ribs on a platter, spooning sauce over them, and finish with a sprinkling of the smoked salt.


  1. cooking ribs before adding the bbq sauce what liquid are the ribs cooking in? you can't just put meat in a crock pot with out a liquid I'm just curious the picture looks good!

  2. Most crock pot recipes actually don't need liquid. The closed lid and low temp create wonderful natural liquid on the ribs as long as you don't open the lid all the time to let out steam. Thanks for your comment!



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