With the snow falling and the temperatures dipping into the teens, my slow cooker is being used often. I love the way the house smells when something is in the slow cooker. It’s just a warm homey feeling to cook up a soup or a chili when it’s cold. And we all know just how hectic this time of year is. I still can’t believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve already! If you have family coming over and things are busy, this “set it and forget it” recipe will please everyone without slaving away in the kitchen.
Sometimes I’m not able to make the whole meal from scratch and McCormick’s slow cooker seasoning packets really come in handy. These handy seasoning mixes take the guess work out of it and are so convenient. A couple of Sunday’s ago, I set this meal up before I left for church. We love pork ribs and I know just how tender they turn out when cooked either in a smoker or a slow cooker. The ribs made here fell off the bone they were so tender.
Slow Cooker Southern Style Pork Ribs
|Prep time||5 minutes|
|Cook time||8 hours|
|Total time||8 hours, 5 minutes|
- 1 packet McCormick's Slow Cooker Southern Style BBQ Seasoning
- 1 cup Ketsup
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- 1/2 medium red onion (cut into quarters)
- 2lb pork ribs (cut into four sections)
Some slow cookers heat differently. Check halfway through and 3/4 of the way through for doneness
The slow cooker southern style pork ribs that were made here were so tender, moist and had a sweet tangy flavor that was a great compliment to the pork. By adding large chunks of onion, it gave the sauce lots of extra flavor without overpowering it. I prefer red onions for this very reason. I served this with corn on the cob since it seemed so appropriate with this recipe.
So there you have it. A simple recipe that will make everyone happy but won’t keep you in the kitchen for hours.